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Dubbed one of the most unique parks and nature preserves in the south, Orr Park, bordering the picturesque Shoal Creek, is Montevallo’s crowning jewel. This forty-acre park features traditional amenities such as athletic fields, playgrounds, a walking trail, picnic tables, pavilions, a gazebo and restroom facilities but the magical cedar tree carvings throughout Tinglewood remain our greatest local attraction. Pedestrians and cyclists traveling throughout the park are as likely to amble by gnomes, a dragon or a fish eating a snake as they are to pass by a local family walking their dog. Tinglewood is solely credited to Mr. Tim Tingle, a coal miner by trade, who took it upon himself to transform storm-damaged cedar trees into glorious works of art in the early 1990’s. He continues to bless the city with his talents up to today for residents and visitors to enjoy. Photo Credit: City of Montevallo

Orr Park

Park Drive
Montevallo AL 35155
205-665-9205

One of the best features of Montevallo, Alabama, a small university town, is Orr Park. Dubbed one of the most unique parks and nature preserves in the south, Orr Park, bordering the picturesque Shoal Creek, is Montevallo’s crowning jewel. With two playgrounds, six baseball/softball fields, a walking trail, a football field and a practice field, Orr Park offers residents and visitors an opportunity to “get back to nature”, to play organized sports, to use a variety of park equipment, to have family picnics, and to engage in just about any other imaginable outdoor activity.

Beautiful Shoal Creek meanders through Orr Park providing opportunities for fishing, wading, canoeing, kayaking, birding, and just “watching the creek roll by.” A paved walking trail follows the creek for much of its journey through the park. The park is equipped with multiple picnic shelters. These facilities are available to the public for impromptu picnics as well as organized events.

Orr Park is home to Tinglewood, over 30 tree sculputures by local artist Tim Tingle. The Tinglewood Trail is in a small park where faces of people and animals have been carved into the trees.

Park Hours: sun-up to sun-down – free admission to the park across the creek; admission charges for select sporting events only at athletic fields

Facilities available by reservation only though our facilities and reservations portal or by calling Montevallo City Hall (205) 665-2555.

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