In Chattanooga, The Trust for Public Land used GIS data to identify locations where these installations would serve the greatest need.
A pump track is a specially designed skills area for mountain bikers, featuring smooth, banked turns-it can feel like being on a roller coaster! In Chattanooga, we've developed a pump track at a new trailhead along Spears Avenue, with access to Chattanooga's iconic Stringer's Ridge Park.
Opened in 2005, the University Greenway extends from the Martin Luther King neighborhood, through the Tommie Brown Academy, across the UTC campus, all the way to the Tennessee River and connects students and other neighborhood residents to the Riverwalk.
Across the Tennessee River from the heart of Chattanooga, this winding greenway is a linear park that includes two miles of hiking and biking trail, three canoe access points, a picnic pavilion and restrooms.
The Trust for Public Land is working with the City of Chattanooga to complete a segment of greenway along the creek corridor from Camp Jordan to the Tennessee River.
In 2010, TPL purchased property from Molpus Timber that included McLean Rock, which in 1965, was proclaimed by the Great Smokey Hiking Club as the start of the Cumberland Trail.
TPL played a key role in creating the Tennessee Riverwalk, part of Chattanooga's greenway and trail system, which runs through downtown and along a revitalized riverfront, crossing the Walnut Street Bridge, and ending at a fishing park below Chickamauga Dam.
The Trust for Public Land helped Chattanooga, Tennessee save historic Stringer's Ridge, site of the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga.