Next phase of reopening Chattanooga Community Centers

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Mayor Tim Kelly announces that most of Chattanooga’s Community Centers are open as of today.

They had been shut down by the pandemic.

Now only three remain closed.

East Lake is being remodeled.

And the Cromwell and Frances B. Wyatt Centers are still closed by staffing shortages.

The Mayor says it was important to get the centers back open for the winter months.

“Community Centers play a critical role in uplifting our city’s youth by offering them healthy activities and access to mentors in a safe and educational environment,” said Mayor Kelly. “I’m delighted to see most of our Centers reopen and encourage everyone to help keep them open by getting vaccinated—to protect yourselves and our city’s most vulnerable residents.”

But just because the centers are open, that doesn’t mean all the programs in them are back just yet.

That should happen in the coming months.

Plus the city will soon post job openings for the two closed centers via the City job board at

The Department of Community Development encourages anyone interested in working at area Community Centers to monitor for opportunities to apply.


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