Local and State Parks
Parks in Opelika:
Spring Villa Park is located on 325 acres of beautifully wooded land that are home to the Penn Yonge House now listed on the National Historic Register. Spring Villa has a modern campground facility, a spring-filled swimming pool, picnic sites and many walking trails.
Municipal Park located on Denson Drive in North Opelika is a popular gathering spot with several playground areas, a picnic shelter, a gazebo, and an antique miniature train known as the Rocky Brook Rocket that runs seasonally on Sunday afternoons. Municipal Park is also the site of the Annual Summer Swing Concert Series, held every Tuesday evening for 13 weeks, families can sit on the creek bank, listen to a variety of musical offerings presented on the Bandstand, and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs cooked at the quaint concession cabin.
Covington Park with a variety of playground equipment is located the Covington Recreation Center at 213 Carver Avenue.
Shady Park is located in Pepperell Village.
Floral Park located at 600 Floral Street.
West Ridge Park and Baseball Complex located at 1600 Covington Avenue has playground equipment, two Dixie youth baseball complexes with eight fields for ages 5-12, control buildings, press boxes and concession stands, and a Dixie Boys complex with two baseball fields, a control building, press box, and concession stand.
Ray Ward Park with a playground and play fields.
Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve & Siddique Nature Park -
The 73-acre Opelika Wood DuckHeritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park was created from a nutrient-richintentional wetland owned by the city of Opelika, with an additional 7acres of land including an old home-site. The park has become home to asignificant population of birds, including a large population of wood ducks.
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Chewacla State Park -- Located just outside of Auburn, AL off of U.S. 29 South, Chewacla State Park has improved camping facilities and cabins for a family or for larger groups. The miles of nature trails for hiking and biking run along the creeks and through the hills of this 696-acre park. There is a 26-acre lake for swimming, with fishing and boating available. There are tennis courts, picnic areas, a playground and a waterfall. For more information, contact 887-5621 or 1-800-ALAPARK.
Alabama Birding Trails Website: http://alabamabirdingtrails.com/ With 270 sites covering Alabama from the mountains to the gulf, the Alabama Birding Trails provide a roadmap of the best public lands to watch the birds. Over 430 different bird species have been spotted in Alabama. Come see what you can find! Get out and explore!