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Coolidge Park & Coolidge Park Carousel

150 River Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 425-6311

Delightful downtown park on Chattanooga’s Northshore waterfront. Coolidge Park features a beautifully restored 100 year old carousel, a pavilion, an interactive play fountain, the Outdoor Chattanooga Center, and lots of open space.  It is a popular destination for concerts, movies-in-the-park, festivals, and special events. No pets are allowed at this park. Carousel 2012 “Winter” Hours: Monday – Thursday 3:00 to 6:00 pm & Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays from 1:00pm – 6:00pm (E.S.T.). SUMMER HOURS (starting the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend): Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m.

General Admission: $1.00 for adults, Under 2 Free. Fountain Hours: 8:00am – 10:30pm, 7 days a week.

A few rules to keep in mind when visiting the fountain at Coolidge Park:

• No Pets
• No water balloons, water guns, or other toys allowed
• No skates, skateboards, scooters, or bicycles allowed
• Toddlers must wear swim diapers
• Footwear is recommended
• Never leave child (ren) unattended

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9 Responses to “Coolidge Park & Coolidge Park Carousel”

  1. Karen Worley says:

    Our family visited the park on Sat. June 23 with about 20 of our relatives from out-of-town. We were so shocked to see that a family were allowed to have a birthday party on the sidewalk with food and clothes everywhere!!! We have had several birthday parties there and were advised our only option was to rent the pavillion. It was very expensive but we paid our money. We feel this should be the requirement from EVERYONE!
    We feel it is OK to allow families to have parties at the park, but they need to stay away from the pavillion and the sidewalks so other vistors can use the restrooms! We were very embarrassed with the situation! So please in the future if you want out-of-town vistors to return this needs to be regulated.
    Thank you!

  2. Barbara Ellis says:

    I was just wondering if you could give me some information on planning a birthday party at Coolidge Park. There would only be approximately 7 adults and three children. Please either call me or email me back and let me know what I need to do. My number is 423-322-4061.

    Thank you,


  3. Leanne says:

    Thank you, Barbara for your comment and your visit to! It would probably be best to give Parks and Recreation a call at (423) 757-2143 or visit their website at – Brian Smith is excellent to work with as well. His contact info – (423) 643-6096 or email

    Thanks again! Have a great day!

  4. Paige says:

    I have searched everywhere trying to find out how much it cost to ride the carousel. You really need to post that somewhere on the website.

  5. Leanne says:

    Thank you, Paige for visiting I searched Chattanooga’s Parks and Recreation website and found the following: SUMMER HOURS (starting the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend): Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m. General Admission: $1.00 for adults, Under 2 Free.

    I do hope this helps and you continue to visit our website. Thank you again for your comments. Have a great day!

  6. [...] Coolidge Park–I wish this park were dog friendly, but I still love it. There are always people playing and laying around. It is one of my favorite places to read in the city! [...]

  7. twampler says:

    Hey. I couldn’t find a number to call or where to call. But if I am wanting to have my daughters birthday party at the park but not necessarily renting a room, just wanting to set up a small table for the food over close to the foundations how would I go about that.
    thank you

  8. Leanne says:

    Thank you for visiting! The only phone number I was able to find to make reservations for parties is (423) 425-6311. Hope you find everything you need! Thank you again for visiting us! Have a great day.

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