Are you looking for playgrounds near the Chattanooga area?
The Scenic City offers so many parks and play areas for toddlers and kids of all sizes! Most of these playgrounds are really conveniently located to other fun places in Chattanooga as well!
Since these parks are all over the city, you are bound to find one near you!
In this post, I will review my family’s favorite playgrounds in Chattanooga, Tennessee!
Riverview Park is a really large, well-kept play area in Chattanooga’s North Shore.
It has plenty of playground equipment including a separate area for smaller kids.
Visitors will also find a large lawn perfect for playing soccer or throwing a frisbee.
You can also pack your own food to enjoy in the covered pavilion, which has plenty of picnic tables!
Chattanooga Zoo Playground
One of the BEST parks in the city is right next door to the Chattanooga Zoo!
The Miracle League Playground has TONS of playground equipment for kids of all sizes.
Canopies keep the larger slide areas shaded in the summertime too!
The Miracle League Playground offers swings that can hold multiple kids at the same time, slides of all different heights, and climbing features all within a gated area.
Since this play area is located near downtown Chattanooga, you have loads of options for restaurants and other area attractions to visit.
The best thing about this playground is that the zoo is right next door!
It is one of my favorite places to spend a couple hours with kids in the city!
Just like the name implies, Riverfront Playground is located right on the river in downtown Chattanooga!
So, you definitely can’t beat this location!
You get a really great view of the river and of Chattanooga’s beautiful bridges from this park.
It’s also a super easy walk to the Tennessee Aquarium!
In fact, this park is located right across from the parking lot I recommend using when visiting the aquarium.
Since this playground is right downtown, you have SO many options for places to eat nearby.
You can also walk to various other Chattanooga attractions including the IMAX Theater, the Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga Lookouts stadium, and Chattanooga’s Art District.
Coolidge Park is a must-do activity if you are visiting Chattanooga with kids!
This spacious park is located in the Northshore of Chattanooga, which is easily accessed from downtown via the Walnut Street Bridge (aka the pedestrian bridge).
This park doesn’t offer slides and swings like the previous playgrounds I recommended.
Instead, it features a HUGE lawn with lots of pathways perfect for walking, riding bikes, or roller blading.
When visiting Coolidge Park, you also get amazing views of the river, bridges, and downtown area.
Coolidge Park has so many options for kids to do including:
- stroller friendly walking paths
- bike rentals
- splash zone
- ice cream/snow cones
- huge lawn
This park provides some of the best photo taking spots in Chattanooga too!
Chester Frost State Park
Chester Frost Park is located just outside Chattanooga in Hixson, TN. This family friendly park sits right on Lake Chickamauga and provides lots of fun activities for kids.
Visitors to Chester Frost Park will find a sandy beach area with swimming access. Kids also love climbing on the multiple playgrounds and enjoying lunch in the picnic areas.
If your family loves camping, Chester Frost Park is a great place to camp with kids! You will find restroom and laundry facilities along with rentable shelters and campsites.
Families also enjoy Chester Frost Park for the tennis courts, sand volleyball area, and boat ramps.
Indoor Playground in Chattanooga
Although it’s not free of charge like the other Chattanooga playgrounds on my list, the indoor playground at the Creative Discovery Museum is definitely worth mentioning.
Right off the entrance to the museum, this indoor playground is gigantic and so much fun for kids!
It features tons of climbing areas, pathways, and slides for kids of all ages.
**Note that if you have a toddler or small child, you may want to access the play area with them.
Overall, Chattanooga is a great destination for families because it offers so many fun things to do with kids.
No matter which area of the city you are visiting, you should be able to find a really fun playground!
What do you think is the best Chattanooga playground?
Comment below to tell me all about it!