Outdoor Chattanooga Building To Be Dedicated To Former Director Philip Grymes

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Philip Grymes
Philip Grymes

The city of Chattanooga will honor Philip Grymes’s legacy by renaming the Outdoor Chattanooga building at 200 River St. in his memory.

The ceremony will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with remarks from Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, Mayor Tim Kelly, former Mayor Ron Littlefield, current Parks and Outdoors Administrator Scott Martin and others. Following remarks, a new sign will be unveiled outside the Outdoor Chattanooga building. 

In his 15 year tenure as Outdoor Chattanooga’s executive director, Mr. Grymes shared his joy and love of the outdoors with others while helping shape Chattanooga as an outdoor destination for both residents and visitors. Mr. Grymes was instrumental in bringing in national and global outdoor events including IRONMAN, Head of The Hooch, USA Pro Cycling and more, that not only put Chattanooga on the global map, but helped boost the city’s economy, said officials. 

In September 2022, Chattanooga City Council approved a resolution for the renaming of the Outdoor Chattanooga Building in honor and memory of Philip Grymes. 

Parking will be free during the dedication. 

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