The Tennessee Riverpark is an approximately twelve mile long system of parks and connected open spaces along the Tennessee River in Chattanooga. The linear park unites diverse elements such as the Tennessee Aquarium, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Bluff View Art District, a historic neighborhood, Manker Pattern Tennis Club, U.T. Chattnooga’s Campus, a rowing center, riverside restaurants and businesses, the Amnicola Marsh natural area, an industrial park, multiple open space parks, a fishing park, Chattanooga State’s campus, a Corporate sponsored sculpture garden and Chickamaugua Dam. Ross/Fowler managed the initial environment assets and multiple archaeological investigations documenting Archaic and Woodland Native American occupation along the river.
The firm worked closely with the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, TVA, TDOT, TDEC, and TWRA. Ross/Fowler designed and prepared construction documents for all site features including, the Riverwalk, picnic areas, restrooms, boat launching ramps, recreation meadows, natural amphitheater, play structures, plazas, handicap ramps, extensive riparian zone plantings, trail shelters, picnic pavilions, ranger stations, and a complete environmental graphics system. Ross/Fowler provided construction administration during this construction period. Ross Fowler received the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Design Excellence for the Tennessee Riverpark.