The County Commission on Wednesday voted to take title to land by W Road that is set to be a 200-acre woodland park.
A group has been working since 2016 "to create a unique 200+ acre park that spans from Mountain Creek Road and Reads Lake Road all the way up the W Road, officials said.
The group stated, "Through our partnerships with the Land Trust for Tennessee, SORBA, the Access Fund, and the Southeastern Climbing coalition, we acquired property and enlisted renowned trail builders to develop a trail plan that will offer unique climbing, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities just a short distance from downtown Chattanooga.
"We have applied for and received several grants that will help us build out trails to the unique natural features, and we have initiated plans to maintain these features once the park is open and in use."
"We have worked hard with our partners to create this opportunity; now is the time for you to tell the Commission that you want this park to become a reality."