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.
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.
Shelby County Alabama is located near the geographic center of the state of Alabama. The county seat of Shelby County is Columbiana Alabama. The county is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816.
Shelby County Alabama History:
The original county boundaries encompassed lands acquired from the Creek Indians in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson following their defeat at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The first towns in the Cahaba Valley were Wilson’s Hill (now Montevallo) and Shelbyville (now 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.
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.
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!