What We Did
Grew a 150-acre community hub in one of Tennessee’s biggest cities.
Facilitate land acquisition, planning, and funding for the iconic Tennessee Riverpark.
Without the Tennessee Riverpark, Chattanooga just wouldn’t be Chattanooga. This 150-acre community hub offers scenic waterfront views of the Tennessee River enjoyed by locals and visitors on foot, on bikes, and beyond. The park also includes 13 miles of trails, spanning from Lookout Mountain through downtown Chattanooga, including the Walnut Street Bridge—one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridges. It ends at a community fishing park below Chickamauga Dam.
Since 1994, Trust for Public Land has collaborated with the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County on land acquisition, planning, and funding for this iconic park—connecting residents to nature and one another. Along the way, this hub has catalyzed redevelopment of Chattanooga’s vacant riverfront industrial properties, showing the power of public land beyond park limits.