Know Your Neighborhood: Collegedale & Apison

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Did You Know?
Behind Collegedale’s City Hall is an award-winning playground named Imagination Station. It has swings, seesaws, slides, old train cars, and wooden forts that encourage children to use their imagination.

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Outdoors and Parks: Popular among locals is Wolftever Creek Greenway, a paved walking and exercise trail that stretches along Wolftever Creek and connects pedestrians to parks, playgrounds, an amphitheater, dog park, and more.  Also nearby is Red Clay State Historic Park, with 263 acres and the Blue Hole Spring, a national landmark with a deep pool that arises from beneath a limestone ledge. It also features 18 picnic tables, a 100-person capacity picnic pavilion, and an amphitheater that can seat up to 500 people.   Not far away is Enterprise South Nature Park, which includes 2,800 wooded acres with miles of walking paths, bicycle paths, off-road biking trails, and picnic areas. 

Sports: The state-of-the-art Summit of Softball Complex, with eight playing fields, is located nearby. The complex hosts national and regional softball tournaments as well as local adult leagues, rec play, and youth softball.  The Tucker Road Recreational Area has a soccer field, small playground, and a pavilion. Several private golf clubs, including The Honors Course  and WindStone Golf Club  are nearby.

Shopping: Every Wednesday, Collegedale Commons in downtown Collegedale is home to the Chattanooga Market, an open air market that features local vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, and more.  The Village Market at Southern Adventist University is a natural food store.  Just minutes away, Cambridge Square includes several locally owned shops for food, fun, fitness, and more. Walmart Supercenter, Publix, and Food City grocery stores are in close proximity. Big box stores including Target, Lowes, Home Depot, and over 200 additional stores are located just minutes away at Hamilton Place Mall.

Restaurants: Collegedale and Apison have a wide variety of restaurants offering everything from burgers, barbeque, and pizza to Peruvian, Mexican, and Chinese.

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