Here are the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation weekly Top 10:
#1 Community Center Hours
All Community Centers will return to normal hours, of 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Both Brainerd and South Chattanooga will remain open 9 a.m.-8 p.m Monday-Friday for water fitness classes!. All 17 classes will return to their normal schedules.
#2 New Coolidge Park Carousel hours start Monday
Starting Monday the carousel will be closed Monday-Thursday. The Carousel will be open Friday from 3-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. The carousel will be available to special events and reservations 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily by calling 311.
#3 Swim Lessons, $34. Sign up now, Preschool - Adult
This week, you can sign up for swim lesson, at $34 for eight half hour lessons. Classes are held at South Chattanooga Complex starting Jan. 14, and Brainerd Complex, starting Jan. 19. We offer preschool, beginner school age, advanced school age, adult beginner and youth stroke. For more information or to sign up, call Peggy at 697-1385.
#4 City of Chattanooga Public Fitness Schedule
Over 30 different classes in over a dozen locations. Many free. From Yoga, to water fitness, for youth to seniors. Zumba too.
#5 Youth and Adult Stroke Class
Swim like the pros. Ideal program for participants who can swim one length of the pool both freestyle and backstroke. All four competitive strokes will be taught. Great lead up program for swim team. Class takes place at South Chattanooga Center. Class Fees: $34 for 8 lessons-Register monthly at center. Class days are Monday and Wednesday-Students attend both days of class. Call 697-1385 to register. All classes begin at 4:30 p.m. Starts Jan. 14.
#6 Free Adaptive Kayaking Class starts Jan. 9 at 5 p.m.
Learn to kayak for individuals with a variety of disabilities (both cognitive/intellectual and physical disabilities)...and happens every other week. Starting Jan. 16, the same instructional kayaking program will be offered towards veteran's with disabilities and their families (also including other veterans who want to be a part of helping to make this happen). 5-6 p.m. at Brainerd. For more information, call Elaine at 697-1345.
#7 Learn to Roll a Kayak
Rapid Learning Program Weekly Kayak Skills Practice, Wednesday, Jan. 9. Two sessions: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Brainerd Community Center. We move our Rapid Learning Whitewater Program to a new indoor location for winter. Learn and practice the skills to get you kayaking the Chattanooga area's whitewater streams. Outdoor Chattanooga provides all the instruction and gear.
#8 Basketball Signups for Boys and Girls ages 14-18, Free
Now signing up teenage girls and boys for the upcoming basketball season. Season starts in a couple of weeks. Travel to games provided. Call Richard West at 643-6055 for more information.
#9 Chattanooga's Newest Park Opens Jan. 24 - The Main Terrain
Join us for the Party on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Meet the artist and check out the fitness component that makes the Main Terrain the most unique park in Chattanooga.
#10 Free R&B and Hip Hop Concert
Feb 9 at Hamilton Place Mall, featuring stars of Chattanooga. We hit the stage from 2-5 p.m. in this Red Carpet Style Concert. Hear the sweet voices of Roddie, and lyrics of T-Rollin, Swaggbotz and more. All songs written and produced by youth in the Prevention and Youth Development program. Come out and support them. It's free and positive.