Local & State Parks

Parks in Opelika

Spring Villa Park

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:

  • Many walking trails
  • Modern campground facility
  • Picnic sites
  • Spring-filled swimming pool

Municipal Park

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.

Small train going through the forest

Covington Park

Covington Park with a variety of playground equipment is located the Covington Recreation Center at 213 Carver Avenue.

Shady Park

Shady Park is located in Pepperell Village.

Floral Park

Floral Park located at 600 Floral Street.

West Ridge Park

West Ridge Park and Baseball Complex located at 1600 Covington Avenue has: 

  • Concession stands
  • Control buildings
  • Dixie Boys complex with: 
    • Concession stand
    • Control building
    • Press box
    • Two baseball fields
  • Playground equipment
  • Press boxes
  • Two Dixie youth baseball complexes with eight fields for ages 5-12

Ray Ward Park

Ray Ward Park  comes 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-rich intentional wetland owned by the city of Opelika, with an additional 7 acres of land including an old home-site. The park has become home to a significant population of birds, including a large population of wood ducks.

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State Parks

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. 

Nature Trails

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. 

Additional Information

For more information, contact 887-5621 or 800-ALAPARK.

Alabama Birding Trails

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!