4 Beautiful Parks in and Around Pell City, AL

April 17th, 2020 by

If you’re visiting the Pell City, Alabama, area and looking for some quality time outside, there are a number of interesting parks nearby, from those commemorating the Civil Rights Movement to nature preserves offering miles of trails to walk and explore. Here are four beautiful parks to visit near Pell City, Alabama: 

Lakeside Park 

Lakeside Park is located right in Pell City, Alabama, next to the Pell City Civic Center, a multi-use recreational facility that hosts weddings, reunions, sporting events, and fairs. The 65-acre park provides picnic areas free of charge, and for parties or events, personal pavilions with their own bathrooms are available for a rental fee. Lakeside Park features a community playground called Kids Kastle, a paved trail just over a mile long that winds through the park’s woods, and direct access to Logan Martin Lake for fishing. 


Kelly Ingram Park 

Located roughly 30 minutes from Pell City in Birmingham, Alabama, is Kelly Ingram Park. This 4-acre outdoor space sits in the Birmingham Civil Rights District and was used during the 1960s as an important gathering area for large civil rights demonstrations. This historic park features audio-tour guides to learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its prominent figure,s such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, whose statues stand tall amongst other art installations depicting the civil rights struggles that took place in Birmingham. Kelly Ingram Park holds several cultural festivals and entertainment events each year. 

Railroad Park 

Also in Birmingham, Alabama, is a 19-acre park offering space for family recreation, concerts and cultural events. Railroad Park features acres of open lawn area to play sports, walk your dog or just relax in the sun. The incredible landscaping includes Princeton elms, evergreens, hardwoods, and a mix of flowers, making this park a great place to take a break from city life. You’ll also find a small lake and ponds and streams running throughout the park. For children, Railroad Park offers two playground areas. For adults, it has fun outdoor gym equipment for a free workout. For runners and walkers, there are a number of walking trails with loops up to a quarter of a mile. 

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve 

If you’re looking for an adventure and willing to travel a bit further from Pell City, you’ll find Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (TCNP) roughly 40 minutes away. This nature preserve boasts incredible biodiversity and is home to a number of endangered species, including long-eared bats, flattened musk turtles, the eared cone-flower, and three endangered fish species: the Vermilion Darter, the Watercress Darter and the Rush Darter. TCNP has five different hiking trails spanning the 466 acres with varying levels of difficulty. Turkey Creek, which runs through the preserve, offers opportunities for swimming and fishing. Admission is free with donations accepted, and dogs on leashes are welcome. 

While you’re in the Pell City area, stop by Town and Country Ford to get serviced and ready for your park adventures. 

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