Under the direction of Parks and Recreation Superintendent Dale Hyche, our employees strive to provide the citizens of Gardendale attractive, well maintained facilities. Our parks are strategically placed throughout the city, most within walking distance of large subdivisions.
At G. William Noble Park, there are 6 baseball fields, 1 football field, 8 tennis courts and 3 playgrounds. Also, pavilions and a converted house (Park Place) are available to rent for birthday parties, showers, etc.
At Luman Harris Park, located off of Pineywood Road, we are proud to offer an entire park dedicated to girls softball and Gardendale’s Miracle League. In 2008 Pate Field was converted to The Miracle League Field. Add in the playground and it is a great place for families to enjoy on the weekends.
The Mini Park, located off of Keith Circle, offers a playground and basketball court in a quiet, shaded area.
Our newest facility is our Soccer Complex located off of Fieldstown Road. There are 2 regulation soccer fields, a flag football field and a walking track. Celebration Park was added in May of 2007. The “Splash Pad” opened on September 1, 2008 and to date remains one of the most popular attractions within our City Park System. There is room to expand this facility and plans have been drawn and included in the Parks & Recreation Master Plan.
With all of the youth programs associated with these parks, it would not be possible without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who participate in various associations. Our extreme appreciation goes out to all of these people.
Also, one of our department’s main attributes is our ongoing efforts in beautification and landscaping throughout the city. We have planted approximately 2,500 crape myrtles along with several other species of trees and shrubs. As a participant in the “America in Bloom” program, our city has been recognized nationally for our beautification efforts.
We would like to invite you to visit all of our parks and we welcome suggestions in making our parks, and our department, the very best they can be.