Welcome

The City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation mission is to provide places, avenues and recreational opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, learn and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment. These opportunities are evolving with the ever growing needs of our area. Collegedale residents and visitors enjoy parks, greenways, playgrounds, outdoor recreation and leisure activities year round. Our natural surroundings create artistic beauty for all seasons. We are proud to be recognized as a Healthier Tennessee community. This recognition is part of the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. Only a few cities in the state have earned this designation. Join the Collegedale Inspires Healthy Living Facebook page to stay up to date on health and wellness resources as part of this statewide initiative. Be sure to visit “Backyard Tourist” and make plans to go on a new adventure, try something new, and go play.

Things to do

24
OCT

Collegedale Market

Artwork, jewelry, homemade items, fresh produce, local foods, music... the Collegedale Market has found a permanent home at The Commons every Wednesday evening.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/24/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




24
OCT

Full Moon Run

Everyone is invited for a thirty minute run under the full moon. All ability levels are welcome!

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/24/2018 @ 7:14 PM to 8:14 PM




25
OCT

Tai Chi

Participate in a free eight week Tai Chi class taught by a certified Tai Chi therapist from Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/25/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




26
OCT

Senior Stretch

Socialize and exercise each week with the Senior Stretch group. Each program includes stretching exercises and educational opportunities to stretch the mind as well.

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/26/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




29
OCT

Collegedale Survey

The City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation department and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Outdoor Recreation department have partnered to research, develop, and survey Collegedale’s parks and recreation assets, resources, economic development opportunities, and planning needs and wishes. Feedback from Collegedale residents and user groups who complete the survey link provided will be instrumental in the future planning process and application for grants. A recent economic development summary by the National Recreation and Parks Association found that a strong parks and recreation department and programming increases the quality of life for its residents, builds business retention and expansion, attracts talent for employers, supports environmental stewardship, and creates a positive impact on the health and wellness of its community. “By engaging citizens in the future planning process through this survey,” said Traci Bennett-Hobek, Collegedale Parks and Recreation Director, “the city will get a better sense of long term goals for amenities, facilities, programs, and special events.” Feedback from all ages, interests, and neighborhood areas is desired for best results. The link to the survey can be found on the City of Collegedale’s website or at: https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_882KI4nGYAWCrT7 The survey will be open until the end of October.

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/29/2018 @ 1:00 AM to 11:59 PM




31
OCT

Halloween Market

Come celebrate Halloween at the Commons. Trick or Treat with market vendors and community members 4-7pm. Costume parade at 6pm.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/31/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




01
NOV

Tai Chi

Participate in a free eight week Tai Chi class taught by a certified Tai Chi therapist from Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/1/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




02
NOV

Senior Stretch

Socialize and exercise each week with the Senior Stretch group. Each program includes stretching exercises and educational opportunities to stretch the mind as well.

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

11/2/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




03
NOV

The Commons Family Movie Nights

Movie night is the first Saturday of the month. Bring your blankets out to The Commons for family-friendly movies. Chairs are permitted; just allow front seating for those without. $5 donation per family.

The Commons Pavilion
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

11/3/2018 @ 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM




05
NOV

Children's Handbell Choir

Parks & Recreation is excited to offer a handbell choir for children ages 7-11. This a great opportunity to learn about an instrument and play music. Space is limited to 13 players. Registration opens October 1st. The fee per participant is $35 with commitments for the rehearsals and performance.

Collegedale Parks and Recreation Office
5225 Tallant Road Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

11/5/2018 @ 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM




07
NOV

Collegedale Market

Artwork, jewelry, homemade items, fresh produce, local foods, music... the Collegedale Market has found a permanent home at The Commons every Wednesday evening.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/7/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




08
NOV

Tai Chi

Participate in a free eight week Tai Chi class taught by a certified Tai Chi therapist from Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/8/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




08
NOV

Eco Outdoor Explorer

Come discover what it means to be an outdoor explorer! Learn about how different animals in your area affect the environment, and how you can help the world around you. This program is designed to educate children 5-10 years old on different aspects of ecology and environmental science in fun and hands on activities. Join us on the second Thursday of each month September thru March.

Nature Nook
5225 Tallant Road Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

11/8/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




09
NOV

Senior Stretch: Retired and Loving It

Stretch your muscles; body & mind! Walking, guest speakers, projects, games, and other activities are samples of the 55+ social gatherings each Friday.

City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

11/9/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




13
NOV

Movie Date Night

Date Night Movies are the second Tuesday of the month. Bring a blanket and some cushions to the Pavilion at The Commons and enjoy a great classic movie. Chairs are welcome; please keep the front viewing area open for those without chairs.

The Commons Pavilion
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

11/13/2018 @ 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM




14
NOV

Collegedale Market

Artwork, jewelry, homemade items, fresh produce, local foods, music... the Collegedale Market has found a permanent home at The Commons every Wednesday evening.

The Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

11/14/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




15
NOV

Inspired Living For World Diabetes Day

Guest speakers, vendors, health initiatives, art work, community services, door prizes Sponsored by: Signal Centers, Collegedale Lions Club, Root: A Centre for Optimal Living, and Collegedale Inspires Give back to the community by donating your gently used low vision devices.

Collegedale City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/15/2018 @ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM




15
NOV

Tai Chi

Participate in a free eight week Tai Chi class taught by a certified Tai Chi therapist from Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/15/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




15
NOV

Family Fun Night!

Four squares, four players, and one bouncy ball create a fun game for any age to play and increases player eye-hand coordination

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/15/2018 @ 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM




16
NOV

Senior Stretch

Stretch your muscles; body & mind! Walking, guest speakers, projects, games, and other activities are samples of the 55+ social gatherings each Friday.

East Community Room Collegedale City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/16/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




21
NOV

Hibernation

Do you ever feel like taking a really long nap? Join us at the Collegedale Library & Learning Center’s Kid Club to learn why some animals can nap all winter. Discover how they sleep for so long and not get hungry.

Collegedale Library
9318 Apison Pike Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

11/21/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




21
NOV

Collegedale Market

Artwork, jewelry, homemade items, fresh produce, local foods, music... the Collegedale Market has found a permanent home at The Commons every Wednesday evening.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

11/21/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




Spotlight

Collegedale is a great place for walking, hiking, running and biking. Check out these links.