Shelby County Alabama is the fastest growing county in the State of Alabama. Encompassing approximately 800 square miles in Central Alabama, the County offers diverse amenities in a temperate climate with dramatic landscapes. Recreational opportunities flourish throughout the County, from city and county parks to the 10,000-acre Oak Mountain State Park.
Veterans Skate Park Alabaster AL
7305 Hwy. 119
Alabaster AL 35007
Hours of Operation:
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Thursday – 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Friday – 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Saturday – 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Sunday – 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM
CLOSED on holidays! Fees to Skate:
Weekdays – 1.00 per day
Weekends – 2.00 per day
Skate Park Management Requirements
· Management at Veterans Skate Park requires use of a helmet (with chin strap) at all times.
· Use of elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards are recommended but not required. · Helmet and current waiver on file are REQUIRED! · Participants must be 18 years of age or older to sign waiver; otherwise parent signature is required.
Oak Mountain State Park, located in Pelham Alabama, is a 9,000 acre park with over 50 miles of biking and hiking and equestrian trails. Oak Mountain Park offers camping, picnic sites, swimming, boating and fishing. Bike trails and hiking trails are abundant at Oak Mountain, Alabama’s largest park. Day-use picnic facilities include large pavillions, tables and grills in addition to pedal boat and canoe rentals, a swimming area, boat and bank fishing and an 18-hole golf course. The wildlife center located in Oak Mountain State Park, is the largest wildlife rehabilitation center in Alabama and cares for over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild creatures each year.
Pelham is a city and suburb of Birmingham in Shelby County, Alabama. At the 2010 census the population was 21,352. It was named for famed Confederate American Civil War officer John Pelham.
Pelham is located at 33°18′16″N 86°47′5″W (33.304581, -86.784620). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.3 square miles, of which, 38.0 square miles of it is land and 0.3 square miles of it is water. Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama’s largest state park, is located in Pelham.
Please note that bikes should stick to trail sections marked with red blazes (aka The Red Trail). Fines are available from any park ranger for being caught on any other trail with a bike (whether you are riding or not!)
Montevallo AL 35155
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.
A mile of lights and A lifetime of memories await you and your family at the Festival Of Lights dazzling display of millions of lights in the shapes of holiday designs and characters that will twinkle your children’s face as they light up for the Holidays!
Vestavia Hills Alabama
Vestavia Hills is named for the 20-acre (8.1 ha) estate of former Birmingham mayor George B. Ward. It was situated on the crest of Shades Mountain in what is now the northern edge of the city. The development of Vestavia Hills as a residential suburb began in 1946, when developer Charles Byrd planned a subdivision for approximately a thousand persons on the southern flank of Shades Mountain. The suburb was incorporated as a separate city on November 8, 1950, and has since grown, by rapid development and annexation, into a thriving small city. In 2006, the Census Bureau estimated the population of Vestavia Hills to be 31,051.
Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area. Hoover’s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.