The Town of Signal Mountain

Recreation & Parks

Recreation Department

Jarred ThompsonJarred Thompson, Recreation Director
jthompson@signalmountaintn.gov

The Town offers extensive opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation. The Recreation Department, under the direction of Jarred Thompson and his staff, oversees the management and maintenance of Town recreational facilities, local parks and trails and provides organized recreation services ranging from youth/adult softball, baseball, and basketball to gymnastics, swimming, tennis, flag football, Lacrosse, and summer day camps.

The Recreation Director announces the Town’s summer, fall, winter and spring recreation programs at the beginning of each season to provide information for activities, sports, and camps as well as schedules and fees. Check the website or call the Town Hall for additional information or questions at 886-2177.

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Athletic Facilities/Activities

Gym

The Town’s gym is located in the Paul Mathes Community Center, located at the Town Hall Complex at 1111 Ridgeway Avenue. It is open to the public for a variety of programs such as basketball free play, league play (youth and adult), gymnastics, pickle ball, senior aerobic classes, and more. The gym is also home to the locally famous Fall Hodgepodge held each fall and is available for rent by groups or individuals for birthday parties or other special events. During local and national elections, the gym serves as the Town’s polling headquarters.

In the months of December, January, February and March, the Town gym is home to boys and girls (ages 6-10) basketball teams. Approximately 300 children meet twice a week to practice. The Town schedules supervised free play for children and adults seven days a week. Check the schedule for free play. This schedule is also posted at the gym.

3 on 3 Tournament – Click for information or contact Jarred Thompson  at (423) 886-2177.

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Ball Fields

The Town maintains four baseball fields for the use of Signal Mountain Youth Baseball players, approximately 600 Signal Mountain children (ages 5-14). Other fields are used for Lacrosse, Soccer, and flag football.

Signal Mountain participates in Dixie Youth Baseball “A” for the youngest players through “AA” and “AAA” up to “Major” league play and “All Stars”.

The Town maintains three softball fields for the use of the girls (ages 5-17) softball league and adult slow-pitch league play.

For questions, contact information, scheduling and locations for baseball, football, soccer, and Lacrosse, contact the Recreation Director at 886-2177 at the Town Hall.

Fields Locations
Driver Field James Boulevard (behind Country Club)
Hedges Field Town Hall Complex (1111 Ridgeway Ave.)
Wagner Field 600 Timberlinks Drive
Marion Field James Boulevard (behind Country Club)
Rutledge Field Town Hall Complex (1111 Ridgeway Ave.)
Scott Field Town Hall Complex (1111 Ridgeway Ave.)

Signal Mountain Youth Sports

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Town Pool

The Town Pool is located at the Town Hall Complex at 1111 Ridgeway Avenue. It is a 500,000 Olympic-size outdoor pool with a separate baby pool. The pool is open from the end of May until Labor Day for public swimming, swimming lessons (Beginner and Advanced Beginner), and lap swimming. The pool may also be rented for special events or birthday parties. A resident or non-resident card, which may be obtained at the Town Hall, is necessary to enter the pool. Fees, rules and hours of operation are posted. There is a food bar on site for snacks.

The Signal Mountain Green Giants Swim Team has been swimming as a team since the 1950’s. The team participates in swim meets as part of the Chattanooga Area Swim League. The Green Giants Dive Team participates in competitive events and at dual meets. Age groups for boys and girls’ events range from 8 and under to 18 years. There are opportunities for the novice as well as the seasoned swimmer or diver.

Please contact a member of the Signal Mountain Swim Team board at greengiantsswimming@gmail.com

Pool Hours (beginning August 11, 2014)

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Tennis Courts

The Town provides 8 all-weather tennis courts for public use. Six open courts are located in the Town Hall Complex.You may reserve courts at a rate of $3.00 per hour per court. Contact Jarred Thompson at 886-2117 to make a reservation.

Tennis lessons (individual or group) are available from Tennis Pro Poncho Sanhueza. To schedule lessons, call 886-5202.

Four additional all-weather courts (and a basketball goal) are located on James Boulevard behind the Country Club. These courts are always open for free play.

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Playgrounds

playground

The Town owns and maintains several playground areas for public play and enjoyment. The Pumpkin Patch Playground in Walden, designed for all children, is also available for use by Town residents.


Playground Location
*Equipped for small children
Andy Anderton Valewood & Dunsinane Lane
*Althaus Park James Boulevard (behind Country Club)
Town Park Town Complex (1111 Ridgeway Ave.)
*Timberlinks Park 600 Timberlinks Drive
Norris Field Signal Road and Pipers Path

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Special Summer Activities

Day Camps

Each summer, the Town offers three sessions of summer day camps for up-coming students K–2 years old and 3–6 years old.

Students K-2 meet at Althaus Park (9:30am-12pm, Monday-Friday) for Playground Camp. Activities include arts and crafts, games, group singing, kickball, soccer, relays, rope jumping and just plain fun.

Upcoming students 3–6 meet at the Town Hall Complex Playground (9:30am-12pm, Monday-Friday) for Junior Adventure Camp. Activities include games, softball, swimming, basketball, dodge ball, relays, soccer, crafts, weekly contests, special events, kickball, and others.    

Pick-Up Baseball

Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays for three weeks in the summer from 12-2pm, kids can meet at the Town Gym for supervised pick-up baseball on the nearby ball fields.

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Parks

In and around the Town of Signal Mountain over 600 acres of land are dedicated to horticultural parks, natural areas, scenic parks and wilderness parks. The Town is also home to Signal Point National Park, which offers a spectacular view of the Tennessee River Valley. There are also 18 miles of trails in the Town that loop from nearby Hamilton County Shackleford Ridge Park through Prentice Cooper State Forest to connect Town parks.

Rainbow Lake, once a part of the 1913 Signal Mountain Inn, is a frequent destination for hikers. The Cumberland Trail Head is located at Signal Point National Park. It can also be accessed from the Rainbow Lake trail, which begins on Ohio Avenue near the Alexian Village. Many miles of trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking and trail running are located just north of the Town in Prentice Cooper State Forest.

Map of Trails on Signal Mountain

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Horticultural Parks

NameLocation
Adams Square Park Ridgeway & Carlin Street
Boy Scout Park James Blvd. & Maryland Ave.
James Park Ridgeway & Signal Mtn. Blvd.
Ladder Trail Park Palisades & East Palisades
Lena Givens Park Signal Mtn. Blvd. & Mississippi
Memorial Park (WWII & Korea) James Blvd. & Timberlinks
Robin Hood Park Robin Hood & Arrow Drives
Wilder Triangle Park North & South Palisades Roads
Wishing Well Park Texas & Tennessee Ave.

Natural Areas

Name Location
Norvell Park Palisades & Norvell Dr.
Wildflower Park Robin Hood & Arrow Dr.
Woodland Park Wilder & Palisades Rd.

Scenic Parks

Name Location
Overlook Park 300 N. Palisades Drive
Sunrise Lookout Park 100 N. Palisades Drive
Signal Point National Park Signal Point Road

Wilderness Parks

Name Location
Coolidge Park 700 Ridgeway Ave.
Patten Park Palisades & Green Gorge Rd.
Shackleford Ridge County Park Sam Powell Trail
Shoal Creek Shoal Creek & Signal Mtn. Blvd.
Rainbow Lake Ohio Avenue

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