The City of Collegedale has parks and greenways for the community to enjoy various recreational pursuits. Children of all ages play on the award-winning Imagination Station playground. Adults can exercise on the stationary equipment along the park perimeter and greenway adjacent to Imagination Station. Stop and rest in a swing and watch wildlife on the greenway system at Wolftever Creek. Do not miss the inspiring history and patriotism at Veterans Memorial Park, which is highlighted under a magnificent display of fireworks for the July Fourth Celebration.

Imagination Station

Children run, play, imagine, interact, and stay busy on playground equipment designed for all ages. The park, located behind City Hall, has a caboose and train platform to explore, sandbox, stationary exercise equipment, pickleball courts, a free library stand located in front of the restrooms, and a rentable pavilion.

Dog Park

We love our dogs! So much in fact, that the community came together to establish the Collegedale Dog Park. Our off-leash dog park provides a great place for our furry friends to run, play, and socialize with their neighbors. Come out and join other responsible dog owners. The park is located at the east end of the Wolftever Greenway by the Nature Nook.

Veterans Memorial Park

Collegedale celebrates and commemorates those who have served us in the armed services. Veterans Memorial Park was designed to honor and thank our veterans, while incorporating educational components that are shared with students young and old. Tour the park and view plaques, monuments, flags of all 50 states, sculptures, and military installations as you reflect on those whom have made sacrifices on our nation’s behalf. Veterans Memorial Park is located along Wolftever Creek Greenway facing Apison Pike.


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As a Walk with Me Tennessee and Healthier Tennessee community, Collegedale is proud to offer beautiful, scenic greenways to get people moving. Whether you are a walker or a runner, the Greenway is a three-phase paved pedestrian trail built to provide a safe path for our residents to stay active and healthy. The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a paved, pedestrian walking and exercise trail. It was built to provide a safe trail for our residents. Collegedale decided to provide a greenway for its citizens and started construction of Phase I in 1998.
Beginning at the Imagination Station playground behind City Hall, Phase I stretches approximately seven-tenths of a mile. It continues north underneath Apison Pike until it intersects Wolftever Creek, follows it east, and goes underneath Ooltewah Ringgold Road, near the pond. Phase II goes over the Ooltewah Ringgold Road bridge and turns east on the other side of Wolftever Creek to Spalding Drive. Phase II is approximately eight-tenths of a mile. Phase III continues from Spalding Drive across Tucker Road to the Nature Nook located at Tallant Road and Apison Pike. View a map of the greenway to plan your route. Additions to the greenway are being planned that will continue throughout the city and provide a safe means for walking and exercising.

Thatcher Switch Recreational Area

This recreational area is situated at the intersection of Tucker Road and Apison Pike. A small playground, multi-use soccer field, and rentable event pavilion are located at this entry area onto the greenway system.

Nature Nook

Amidst a quiet grove of trees and picturesque landscaping at Tallant Road and Apison Pike, sits a quaint open-air amphitheater. The amphitheater is a gift from Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah-Collegedale and is a great thinking and gathering place. Connected to the Nature Nook is a playground and gazebo with a swing just right for reading and studying. The greenway and dog park are accessible at the turnaround. Restrooms are available at the Economic Development Center beside the turnaround.

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