The Sculpture Fields at Montague Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee, celebrated its grand opening a couple years ago, but its founders—sculptor John Henry and his wife Pamela—still have big plans for its future. They’ve already transformed the once-abandoned landfill into a vibrant sculpture park, but their Phase 3 rollout includes a water feature, interactive children’s garden, and an amphitheater. As of 2016, the 33-acre plot is home to 32 large-scale contemporary works, including Linda Howard’s Temple Mayan (pictured above in the foreground) and Peter Lundberg’s 65-foot-tall Anchors memorial statue (at back). A variety of materials get airtime within the park’s borders: stainless steel, bronze, granite, chrome, brushed aluminum, and concrete. The looping gravel pathways are pet-friendly and the rolling berms offer a nice place to fly a kite when the wind picks up. You even have a view of Lookout Mountain in the distance. The park is open daily from dusk until dawn; it’s free to visit.
Montague Park, 1800 Polk St., Chattanooga, TN; 423-266-7288.