Cross the Bridge to Downtown
"Not long ago most people couldn’t find North Chattanooga,” says Mike Thompson, who grew up in the neighborhood. “They ignored this side of the river and this neighborhood was falling apart.” The first surge of renovations in North Chattanooga coincided with the transformation of the downtown riverfront from an industrial port into a destination. In 1993, the reopening of the Walnut Street Bridge as a walkway to the NorthShore provided the catalyst for even more people to rediscover the neighborhood.
Coolidge Park’s fountain, carousel, and greenspaces on the Tennessee River are active destinations.