Chattanooga plans $3 million renovation of downtown public park

A planned $3 million project in Chattanooga, Tennessee would renovate Miller Park with the goal of making it more usable for public events and easier for pedestrians to connect to Patten Parkway and M.L. King Boulevard.

Plans call for Patten Parkway — Chattanooga’s first outdoor market in the 1800s — to be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly gathering place. And officials hope to bring more activity to Miller Park and the city center as a whole.

Officials want to improve landscaping in the park and make it easier to hold events such as concerts there. Currently, the fountain prevents such programs.

District 7 Councilman Chris Anderson said the renovation will be a boon to the city. “This is…the heartbeat of the city that drives a thriving downtown,” he says.

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