Greenways, parks, and downtown walking tours for the urban explorer
Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway
The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway is a 3.94-mile-long public greenway walking path along Mouse Creek, eventually stretching from the Village Green shopping and office center to the Hiwassee River in Charleston.
The Greenway weaves through the northern part of Cleveland from Willow Street to Mohawk Drive. The path follows South Mouse Creek and crosses the waterway in five locations. Highlights of the greenway include an 18-space parking area at the north end of Harris Circle, five pedestrian bridges that cross Mouse Creek, five underpasses (Mouse Creek Rd., Keith St., 17th, 20th and 25th Streets), two playgrounds, three restrooms, and a connection to the Prayer Walk Plaza at the Church of God International Offices.
|25th to 20th Street
|Raider Drive to 25th Street
|20th to Willow Street
|Mohawk Drive to Tinsley Park
|Tinsley Park to Raider Drive
|Phase 6 (proposed)
|Willow Street to Inman Street
Fletcher Park is a 720-acre passive, nature oriented park. Five-mile walking trail, 100+ year-old springhouse, fishing pond and picnic area. Other features are a boardwalk, observation walkway and amphitheater. On Tennessee Nursery Road.
Appropriate for beginners and hikers with small children
Bradley County Recreational Park
Six lighted baseball fields, four softball fields, one youth and T-ball field, batting cages, two tennis courts, BMX bike track, picnic pavilion, two concession stands. http://www.bradleyparks.com
Bradley Park North
Four lighted youth baseball fields and concession stand.
Charleston City Park
Corners of Worth, Market and Wool Streets.
Large park with walking trails and gazebo.
Greater Cleveland Soccer Complex
Mouse Creek Road
(423)614-4263 Fifteen soccer fields, concession, pavilion, restooms.
Kenneth Tinsley Recreational Park
Keith Street NW
Four lighted softball fields, concession stand, fitness/jogging trail, picnic area, seven tennis courts (five lighted), playground and public swimming pool.
Mike Burke Park
Eighth Street SW
Two lighted softball fields
Red Clay State Historic Park
Red Clay State Park is the site of the last council grounds of the Cherokee Nation before their removal along the tragic Trail of Tears. A Cherokee farm and council house of the period have been replicated to offer visitors a glimpse of how the area might have looked 150 years ago. The sacred council spring produces over 400,000 gallons of sapphire-blue water a day, providing the area’s long-ago residents with fresh spring water. An interpretative center houses a theater, exhibits and artifacts. Recreational facilities include a 500-seat amphitheater, a picnic pavilion, picnic area with grills and tables, and a two-mile loop trail with a beautiful limestone overlook tower. This trail is perfect for beginners and for hikers with small children.
Cleveland Downtown Historic Walking Tour
Cleveland’s gorgeous, quaint downtown lets you experience what’s best in a southern town. Beautiful Victorian-era homes mingle with antebellum churches to create an atmosphere that’s the utmost in southern hospitality!
A downtown walking tour allows you to personally experience Cleveland’s unique history. Among the historic sites along the tour are Regions Bank, the oldest continuously operating bank building in Tennessee; The Spot, a unique restaurant built prior to 1900; and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a Gothic Revival structure rich in local folklore. A copy of the self-guided tour brochure is available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 225 Keith Street, 423-472-6587, and at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, 200 Inman Street, 339-5745, where the tour begins.
Looking for more rugged terrain? Check out our hiking trails.