(First) Veterans Memorial Park (Photo Courtesy of Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation)
OUTDOORS AND PARKS:
The area is home to the Wolftever Creek Greenway, which is a local favorite for recreation and exercise trails. The greenway runs along Wolftever Creek and connects pedestrians to community offerings like nearby parks and playgrounds. Veterans Memorial Park is one such park, while Imagination Station, located behind the Collegedale City Hall, encourages children to run and play with a caboose and train platform, sandbox, and stationary exercise equipment. Another popular destination is the 263-acre Red Clay State Historic Park, which is home to the Blue Hole Spring and features an amphitheater, picnic tables, and a picnic pavilion. The nearby Enterprise South Nature Park includes 2,800 acres of forest and plenty of walking and biking paths.
Situated between Ooltewah and Collegedale off of I-75 is the Summit of Softball Complex, home to eight playing fields. Both regional and national tournaments are held at the facility for leagues of all ages. The private WindStone Golf Club and The Honors Course are nearby for avid golfers, and the Tucker Road Recreation Area boasts a soccer field, pavilion, and playground.
Just minutes away, Cambridge Square includes locally owned shops and eateries, and the Village Market at Southern Adventist University offers a wide selection of vegetarian and healthy foods. On a weekly basis, The Commons in Collegedale offers fresh produce and local artisans, and the area also hosts a Christmas Market with plenty of unique, homemade goods. Grocery stores such as Publix, Food City, and Walmart Supercenter are also nearby, and Hamilton Place Mall, with its more than 200 stores, is a short drive away.
Residents and visitors of Collegedale and Apison have a variety of dining options at their fingertips. Anything from Chinese and Mexican to Peruvian cuisine can easily be found.