Alabama October 19, 2017
The 9 Secret Parks Of Alabama You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit
Here in Alabama, we have access to a variety of parks. While some of these parks are well known, others aren’t. Listed below are nine little-known parks in Alabama. Unless you live in, or near, the town they’re located, you might not be familiar with them.
Let’s check them out:
1. Delano Park - Decatur
Delano Park was founded in 1887 and is one of the South's most beautiful parks. It features several whimsical statues and is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.
(825 Gordon Dr SE)
2. Georgetown Lake Park - Hoover
Georgetown Lake Park features a 3-acre lake that's surrounded by a track with a wooden walkway. This beautiful park also has a playground and two gazebos.
(2899 Georgetown Dr)
3. Joseph N Langan Park - Mobile
Joseph N Langan Park, which is also known as Municipal Park, opened in 1957 and covers 720 acres. It's home to the Mobile Botanical Gardens and the Mobile Museum of Art.
(4901 Zeigler Blvd)
4. Orr Park - Montevallo
Orr Park is best known for its Tinglewood Trail, which features whimsical tree carvings created by local artist Tim Tingle. Without a doubt, Orr Park is one of Alabama's most unique parks.
(277 Park Dr)
5. Avondale Park - Birmingham
Avondale Park, which covers 40 acres, is one of Birmingham's most beloved parks. Founded in 1887, this city park was home to the area's first zoo and currently features an amphitheater, a duck pound surrounded by walking trails, a playground and more.
(4101 5th Ave S)
6. Perry Lakes Park - Marion
Perry Lakes Park covers 600 acres and is a natural river bottomland. It features four oxbow lakes that were formed more than 100 years ago.
7. Spring Park - Tuscumbia
Spring Park is located near downtown Tuscumbia and is a perfect outdoor spot for the entire family. This city park features a rollercoaster, a carousel, a train, a lake, a light show, a playground and the world's largest man-made, natural stone waterfall.
(1 Spring Park Rd)
8. Wilderness Park - Prattville
Tucked away in Wilderness Park is a beautiful bamboo forest with stalks as tall as 60 feet. Wilderness Park was the first park of its kind developed within the city limits of the United States.
(800 Upper Kingston Rd)
9. Natural Bridge Park - Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge Park is home to Natural Bridge - the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. This natural wonder is believed to be more than 200 million years old.
(Co Rd 314)
Have you been to any of these parks? If so, share your experience(s) with us. Also, if you have a favorite park in Alabama, let us know in the comments.
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