Sterchi Farm

Chattanooga, Tennessee


Sterchi Farm currently serves as a trailhead for the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. WMWA was selected by the Trust for Public Land to lead a team of designers to master plan a new 20-acre city park for the property, then implement phase 1 of the master plan. Multiple stakeholders were involved in the planning process including the Trust for Public Land, Benwood Foundation, City of Chattanooga, Glass House Collective, South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance, and residents of surrounding neighborhoods. WMWA led multiple public meetings to develop and present ideas as the plan progressed. The completed master plan includes a multi-use event pavilion, bathrooms, interpretation of a section of the Trail of Tears , parking, improved boat launch access, river overlook, boat storage, extensive natural trail system, natural play space, and a dog park. The majority of the park’s 20 acres will be managed in natural vegetation communities designed to limit maintenance and enhance visitor experience and education. The team is close to completion of drawings for Phase 1 with construction set to begin summer 2017.