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Community Center

Community Center

The East Ridge Community Center is the hub of the city, where all ages come for fun, fitness and play. The Center is located on Tombras Avenue beside the East Ridge City Hall and is open seven days a week.


COMMUNITY CENTER RENTALS 

The Community Center is also available for rentals for your family reunion, birthday parties, church social or any event that having a larger facility would accommodate. The areas that are for use are the Multi-Purpose Room, Large Room, and the gym for large scale events. Check Here for availability and pricing.

Inflatables are not permitted within this building at any time.

Hannah Spear

Hannah Spear

Community Center Supervisor

Phone: 423-486-2034


Check Out the Fun(ding) News!

The City of East Ridge was awarded a check from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation on Friday, December 8, 2023 at Henry Horton State Park. Originally awarded $400,000 in Local Parks and Recreation Funding, the City was awarded an additional $200,000 on December 7, 2023 totaling $600,000 from the State. The grant contract requires a 50/50 match from the City to provide a total amount of $1.2 Million in construction and renovation costs for East Ridge Community Center.

Pictured (Left to Right): Anne Marshall, TDEC Director of Recreation Resources Division, Cameron McAllister, Administrator of Economic & Community Development, Greer Tidwell, TDEC Bureau of Conservation Deputy Commissioner, Shawnna Skiles, Director of Parks & Recreation, and Hannah Spear, Community Center Supervisor. East Ridge Parks and Recreation

Community Center Upcoming Events

Below are flyers for the monthly events held at the East Ridge Community Center for 2024. For questions please reach out the the East Ridge Community Center, contact information is provided above as well as on the Contact page. Events are subject to change and more details will be released via social media and website updates closer to event dates.


Senior Programming Calendar


Our Senior Programming generally stays the same, we use the calendar to document days closed, monthly goals, and additional activities in the area or that are City supported

Programs


Korfball!

the East Ridge Community Center, located at 1515 Tombras Avenue, will begin offering classes to people of all ages on how to play a sport called “Korfball.”  Classes will be held each Friday from 6pm–7pm.  Although new to Chattanooga, “Korfball,” is a sport that originated in the Netherlands in 1902 and is actually popular in 69 countries, including the United States.  

East Ridge’s weekly “Korfball” sessions will be taught by Michelle van den Bos who was born and raised in the Netherlands and has played “Korfball” her entire life.  She moved to the States in 2018 and is passionate about teaching the sport to folks in this area. 

If learning a new sport feels intimidating, Michelle wants everyone to know that anyone at most any age can quickly learn how to play “Korfball.”  A mix-gendered sport, “Korfball” is played by two teams of eight players with four female players and four male players in each team.

Players can only defend players of the same gender.  The objective is to throw the ball into a netless basket (the Korf), that is mounted on a 11.5 feet high pole.  The rules prevent physical strength dominating the game.  Blocking, tackling, and holding are not allowed, nor is kicking the ball.  Players score by throwing the ball through the opposing team's basket.

“The community aspect of the sport itself, plus being able to provide this for free, my employees and I are so excited to learn this sport alongside the community members from such a great teacher,” exclaimed Hannah Spear, Community Center Coordinator.  “Programs like this one are exactly what this community needs.”

So if you are still hesitant about trying “Korfball,” just be aware that research has proven that learning a new sport has many benefits.  It can help you stay in shape, learn new skills, meet new people, boost friendships, build relationships, improve social skills, teach self-esteem and personal resilience, and instill lifelong values.

For more information about “Korfball” and joining in on the free lessons, contact Hannah Spear, Supervisor at East Ridge Community Center. at 423-486-2034, or email her at hspear@eastridgetn.gov.

Or visit social media for "Scenic City Korfball" 

 


Community Birthday Parties

Join Us the Second Saturday of the month to Celebrate your child's birthday for FREE! 

A partnership with "Creatives on the Go", a Birthday Party is thrown Each month for all Children who are Registered. 

You Can Register your Child at the Link Below. 

http://forms.gle/uqyagCBJC4QvX5DE8

 

 

 

 

 

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Aerobics:

 

Tuesday: 

6-7 PM, Medium intensity step aerobic class with fun choreography, followed by upper body toning with weights, ab work and stretching.  
 

Thursday: 

6-7 PM, High intensity, all standing cardio with hi/lo options, followed by core work and compound movements that incorporate upper and lower body using weights, ab work and stretching.

Saturday:

9-10 AM, High intensity interval class that alternates between all standing cardio with hi/lo options and compound movements that incorporate upper and lower body using weights, ab work and stretching.

Ab work and stretching is on the floor.  Bring a towel or mat.

$35/ year

Game Time

Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am until 230pm for puzzle and game time! 

this is a free event for all ages! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Intermediate Line Dancing:

 

Wednesday: 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
 

Friday: 

1-3 PM

This line dance is not part of our senior programming and is recommended  for experienced line dancers only. 

Free


Zumba:

 

Monday & Wednesday from 6 - 7 PM: 

 

$5/ class


Martial Arts Class

Martial arts is a great way to build confidence, learn self defense, stay fit, and develop character. Join us in the Multi-Purpose  room every week on Mondays and Thursdays except for the third week of the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays from,  6 to 6:50pm for ages  8+, and 7-8pm for the adult class. 

First class is free and participants are encouraged to try the Class out before committing. Standard Rates are $80 dollars a month, with tiered pricing options available upon request. 

All levels of fitness and skill are welcome! For more info, email, text or call Chris. MBKChatt@gmail.com, 423-682-1152

Traditional art. Effective training. Better You! 


Clogging practice!

Come join Kay Everett in clogging Class every Wednesday from 6p-8p in the senior room! Only $5 per a class!!  This is not a learning opportunity at this time, but if you're familiar with clogging this is perfect for you! We hope to see you soon!

EAST RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER

1515 Tombras Avenue
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 867-6406

Office hours 9am-6pm


Open for rental:

Monday- Friday 4pm-9pm 

Saturday 1030am - 9pm


Sundays 2pm - 8pm