Become a Backyard Tourist- explore wonders in your own “backyard.” Connect with nature, learn about local history, join a book club, develop a new skill, volunteer for a program, attend a music venue, purchase art or fresh fruit from the Market.There are so many things to do right where you live and work. Collegedale residents have accessibility to a wide range of recreational activities, parks, economic development/jobs, outdoor interests, family-friendly programming, educational opportunities, music and cultural entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and healthy lifestyle choices. Collegedale is surrounded by natural resources and tourism destinations. It is located in one of the fastest growing areas of Hamilton County and ranks 3rd in the state for safest communities. The Parks & Recreation department serves to support an active lifestyle and learning environment with various recreational avenues and resources for its residents. The resources listed below are not inclusive and only serve to offer residents ideas to be your own backyard tourist. Locals with special skill sets and knowledge are encouraged to fill out a VOLUNTEER application. We love for residents to share hobbies, specific expertise, and interests with one another! Individuals who would enjoy assisting in the Parks & Recreation department Volunteer Program for special events and activities are encouraged to apply. Volunteer Program service is on an as-needed basis.

Local Resources

Hidden Hills Farm and Saddle Club: Horsemanship, trail riding, preschool play dates, outdoor classroom lessons, and an introduction to farm life are a few of the many offerings Hidden Hills extends to the community. Click here: Hidden Hills Farm and Saddle Club

Collegedale Municipal Airport: Besides accommodations for business, charter, and corporate operations, the Airport includes flight training, aircraft maintenance, and sport aviation. Click here: Collegedale Airport

Collegedale Library and Learning Center: Visit the library for books, movies, educational materials, clubs, summer reading program, children’s programming, teen and adult activities, and special events. Click here: Collegedale Library and Learning Center

FIT4MOM: Join the Collegedale “Stroller Strides” program, Click here: FIT4MOM

Big Fish Sports: Sports clinics, camps, lessons, skills practice, and birthday parties are BIG here. Click here: Big Fish Sports

Chattanooga Area Resources

Chattanooga Area Soap Box Derby
Chattanooga Sports Committee
Chattanooga Duck Tours
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Park Service
Creative Discovery Museum
East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra
Farmers Market
The Incline and Point Park
Lookouts Baseball, Double-A League
Lula Lake Land Trust
McKenzie Arena Events
National Premier Soccer League/Chattanooga Football
Outdoor Chattanooga
Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Rock City
Ruby Falls
Tennessee Aquarium and Imax
Tivoli Theater
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Athletics Schedule
Wild Trails Organization
TKDo Martial Arts Studio