The parks system in Montgomery County is dedicated to getting you out to a greener place. Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.
Alabama Nature Center
3050 Lanark Road
Millbrook, AL 36054
The Alabama Nature Center is at Lanark, home of Alabama Wildlife Federation headquarters. Consisting of 350 acres, Lanark and the Alabama Nature Center give visitors a chance to explore some of the natural beauty of the state. Five miles of boardwalk traverse wetlands and ponds, trails and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor pavilion.
Blount Cultural Park
3 Festival Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
Reminiscent of the English countryside, Blount Cultural Park holds ponds, miles of trails and a natural amphitheater. The park is also home to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Bark Park, a dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, wash stations, benches and fountains.
Flatwood Park and Community Center
360 Williams Drive
Montgomery, AL 36110
A basketball court, a baseball/softball field, a playground, picnic tables and barbecue areas, plus a quarter-mile walking trail are all available here. The community center can be rented for special events.
Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum
3001 Jasmine Hill Road
Wetumpka, AL 36093
Referred to as “Alabama’s Little Corner of Greece,” the Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum showcases more than 20 acres of classical sculptures and natural beauty. Stop by the Olympian Centre for a video presentation of the park’s history and a display of Olympic memorabilia. Guided tours are available. The center’s facade is modeled after the Temple of Hera, the oldest sacred building in Olympia, Greece. The more than 40 sculptures and attractions include a marble bust of Homer and replicas of the Nike of Samothrace and Venus de Milo. The park also has a 300-year-old marble fountain from Cairo.
1010 Forest Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36106
Historic Oak Park is a 40-acre park with gardens, a fish pond, playgrounds, walking trails and picnic shelters that can be rented. The park is home to the W.A. Gayle Planetarium and administrative offices of the Parks and Recreation Department.
335 Coosa St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Riverfront Park on the banks of the Alabama River is the docking site of the Harriott II Riverboat and hosts events, sports, concerts and entertainment. The park also has a splash pad for summer fun.