357 Highway 304
Calera, AL 35040
Phone: (205) 668-3641
Fax: (205) 668-3102
Alabaster Municipal Park is home to the famous annual Alabaster Cityfest. It features athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts, pavilions, picnic spots, a playground, restrooms and a snack bar. It also hosts regular soccer matches as well.
Said to be the best place in the state to mountain bike, Oak Mountain State Park offers 9400 acres of beautiful central Alabama sprawl. Its features include 18 miles of bike trails, 20 miles of horse trails, camping, cabins and beaches. There is also a demonstration farm with livestock and a wildlife rehabilitation center. Golfing, boating, fishing, swimming and hiking accommodations are all available as well, and picnic areas and restrooms are situated throughout the grounds. The park is approximately a 30-minute drive south from the city center.
This public 18-hole golf course is located at Oak Mountain State Park. The Earl Stone-designed, par 72 course consistently ranks among the top 100 golf courses in the United States, year after year. In addition to the course, there is also a driving range, chipping green, practice green, pro-shop and snack bar all onsite.
The Aldridge Botanical Gardens are located in Hoover, south of Birmingham. Located on the former Aldridge estate, in addition to the hydrangea-filled gardens the property also features the horticulturalist's former home, now a museum, a pavilion, lake and a hiking trail. The gardens are also a popular location for bird-watching.
Veteran's Park is 82 acres of outdoor fun in Hoover. The park features a whole array of facilities for your convenience, fitness and entertainment. Take advantage of the namesake Veteran's Memorial, the four acre lake, two pavilions, cross country trail, beach volleyball courts and the Butterfly Garden. There are restrooms available in the park, as well as parking.
Moss Rock is a nature preserve consisting of 349 acres of beautiful land to enjoy. The property is full of streams, waterfalls, geological formations and wildlife, not to mention the abundant flora. The boulder field at Moss Rock is a popular rock climbing spot, and there are over 10 miles of trails for hiking in the preserve as well.
Bent Brook Golf Club in Bessemer opened in 1988 and has been providing a great place for the Birmingham area to play golf ever since. The course actually consists of 27 holes - three different nine hole course designs. In addition to the courses, there is an indoor/outdoor instruction center and golf pros on staff to help you improve your game.
This golf club dates back to 1991 when it had a humble 150 charter membership. Today, the Greystone Golf & Country Club stands tall as the first 36-hole golf club in Alabama, with a record 1000 equity members to its credit. Originally envisaged by the Daniel Corporation, the club has only been expanding since its inception. Placed in the top 100 golf communities in the U.S, the club has state of the art facilities and also houses the famous Hank Johnson Golfers School. The well-manicured greens of the Founders Golf Club promises to offer you a great game. Built on a vast 540 yards stretch of land, the Legacy Golf Course is equipped with a number of bunkers and tee holes and is famous for holding the PGA Tournaments too.
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Head to the Tannehill Stables where you'll be up on a horse in 30 minutes. Located in Tannehill Historical State Park, the stables offer over 200 acres (80 hectares) of horseback riding trails, tangled in shaded and small creeks. All rides are accompanied by an experienced trail guide, but trails are marked, and the horses are friendly. Come ready to ride in long jeans and comfortable shoes. In cool weather, a jacket or heavy sweatshirt is recommended. Western horseback riding lessons are available. For the true cowboy experience, try your hand at roping. Great experience for families or large groups.
Red Mountain Park consists is 1200 acres full of outdoor fun and excitement. In addition to the 11 hiking trails in the park, there are also ziplining facilities, historic mines, several treehouses and the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest. The park is one of Birmingham's favorite destinations for outdoor adventure.
For an adventure zipping between the treetops of Red Mountain Park, check out the zipline adventure from Red Ore Zip Tours. Your adventure guides will lead you from treehouse to treehouse, along ropes courses and speeding down suspended cables for some blood-pumping fun. To get to the zip tour, you must hike about 10-15 minutes through Red Mountain Park, so you get a bit of fitness in with your fun.
Opened in 1958 in honor of F. Page Seibert, Seibert Stadium is a 6,700-seat all-encompassing facility situated in the Samford University. This stadium boasts of a dynamic acoustic and sound systems which create a unique ambiance for the spectators. In the past, this stadium has staged some unforgettable football tournaments, and has also witnessed a thrilling crowd of 11,189 who were excited to watch Steve McNair and Alcorn State live in action in a 1994 match. Home to the Samford University Bulldogs college football team, this stadium also hosts various cultural and social events. Undoubtedly the most renowned stadium of Birmingham.