The City of Vestavia has many parks available for public recreation including many with playgrounds, picnic tables, trails and much more!

Wald Park

1973 Merryvale Road – If taking Hwy 31 S, go through Homewood, top the hill into Vestavia Hills. On the right you will pass Publix, then Red Lobster. Turn right at the 3rd traffic light after Red Lobster onto Merryvale Rd.

If taking I-65 S, take exit 252, turn left at light onto 31 N. Pass Wal-Mart on your left and turn left at the next traffic light onto Merryvale Rd.

If taking I-65 N, take exit 252, turn right onto 31 N. Pass Wal-Mart on your left and turn left at the next traffic light onto Merryvale Rd.

Wald Park features 5 baseball fields, a walking track, the Vestavia Hills Swimming Pool, picnic areas, the Civic Center, the Senior’s Lodge, and the Community Playground.

Sec. 12-1.  Wald Park.

(a)   Park rules and regulations.

(1)   Wald Park shall open at 5:00 a.m. and close at 9:30 p.m. except for events scheduled through the office of parks and recreation. Unauthorized individuals in the park after closing can be subject to penalties described in subsection (b).
(2)   Maintenance crews have first priority on any space within the park.
(3)   Access to some areas of the park may be limited due to scheduled events; therefore if any field has been prepared for a scheduled event it shall be off limits to public access.
(4)   There may be times when fields are closed for maintenance.
(5)   No bicycles, go-carts, scooters, motorcycles, four-wheelers, three-wheelers, skateboards, or any other type of vehicle is allowed off of the designated parking area at any time except for service vehicles.
(6)   Golf, archery, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, camping, open fires, dumping, fireworks and noisemakers are prohibited.
(7)   Absolutely no weapons of any kind are allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, firearms, paintball guns, BB guns, air guns, spring guns, slingshots, bows, or any weapon in which the propelling force is gunpowder, a spring, or air; fireworks; or explosives; except that law enforcement officers may possess their weapons when on duty and official starters at authorized track and field events, may use starter guns with blanks.
(8)   Smoking is restricted per city ordinances.
(9)   Use, solicitation, possession, or distribution of any controlled substance is strictly prohibited.
(10)   Pets should be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Any solid excretion matter from said pet must be picked up from any surface area.
(11)   Parking is restricted to designated areas.
(12)   Violators will be asked to leave the premises, and are subject to further action penalties as described in subsection (b)
(b)   Fines and punishment.  It shall be unlawful to violate any of the terms and provisions of this section. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the said terms and provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than the maximum penalty allowed by the state for a misdemeanor violation for each such “offense”. Each day any violation of this ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. No. 533, § 1, 6-2-80; Ord. No. 2176, §§ 2, 3, 2-5-07)

 

Byrd Park

Byrd Park features a walking track and a playground. There are also picnic areas in the park. In the heart of Vestavia Hills on Hwy 31, turn onto Tyson Rd next to Regions Bank. Park is straight ahead on your left. Check out the following story about additions to the park made by Gardner Landscaping.

 

McCallum Park

A passive park with pavilions, trails, restrooms, and an open field that caters to lazy days at the park. There are grills to cook over open flames, and Little Shades Creek meanders through the park. It is located at the end of Rosemary Lane, which is connected to Rocky Ridge Road.

Sec. 12-3.  McCallum Park.

(a)   Park rules and regulations.

(1)   McCallum Park shall open at 6:00 a.m. and shall close at sunset, except for events scheduled through the office of parks and recreation. Unauthorized individuals in the park after closing can be subject to penalties described in subsection (b).

(2)   The pavilions are available on a first-come basis.

(3)   Groups of twenty-five (25) or more individuals must register with the office of park and recreation a minimum of seventy-two (72) hours prior to meeting or event. Such registration shall be made during normal business hours.

(4)   Absolutely no weapons of any kind are allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, firearms, paintball guns, BB guns, air guns, spring guns, slingshots, bows, or any weapon in which the propelling force is gunpowder, a spring, or air; fireworks; or explosives; except that law enforcement officers may possess their weapons when on duty and official starters at authorized track and field events, may use starter guns with blanks.
(5)   Use, solicitation, possession, or distribution of any controlled substance is strictly prohibited.
(6)   Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages of any type are strictly prohibited.
(7)   Smoking is restricted per city ordinances.
(8)   No bicycles, go-carts, scooters, motorcycles, four-wheelers, three-wheelers, or any other type of vehicle is allowed off of the designated parking area at anytime.
(9)   Pets should be kept on a leash and under control at all times, and any solid excretion matter from said pet must be picked up from any surface area.
(10)   Absolutely no hitting of golf balls at any time on any field.
(11)   Parking is restricted to designated areas.
(12)   Violators will be asked to leave the premises, and are subject to further action penalties as described in subsection (b).
(b)   Fines and punishment.  It shall be unlawful to violate any of the terms and provisions of this section. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the said terms and provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than the maximum penalty allowed by the state of Alabama for a misdemeanor violation for each such “offense”. Each day any violation of this ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. No. 2126, 10-3-05; Ord. No. 2178, §§ 2, 3, 2-5-07)

 

Shallowford Park