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Chattanooga Riverpark Opens New Extension along Tennessee River

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — A three-mile extension of the Tennessee Riverpark along the Tennessee River from downtown to the city’s Southside near the foot of Lookout Mountain was dedicated with a weekend of activities in mid-August.

The freshly landscaped $16 million Riverpark addition with 12-foot-wide trails defines an industrial experience on one side and on the other vibrant green spaces and pavilions, an amphitheater and public art and river and mountain views.

Along its path, walkers, runners, bicyclists and skaters will also see evidence of the Southside’s burgeoning renaissance and a new residential boom. Since local leaders committed in 2012 to build this Riverpark segment, builders have invested more than $220 million in new residential units, sprouting waves of condos, apartments and new businesses.

“This expansion provides even more opportunities for walking, biking, relaxing and learning about the city’s history. It also adds to the authentic experiences and quality of life that Chattanooga offers locals and visitors alike,” said Bob Doak, president and chief executive officer of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau.