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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation Department
2500 Chisholm Rd.
Florence, AL 35630
Telephone (256) 760-6416
Fax (256) 760-6497

Email: Tina Kitchens, Director

Archery
Baseball & Softball
Basketball
Camping
Cheerleading
Classes
Clubs & Organizations
Disc Golf
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Horseshoes
Mountainbiking
Parks
Picnics
Recreation Centers
Senior Activities
Soccer
Special Events
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking/Jogging
Important Phone Numbers

Disc Golf

WHAT:

This is more challenging than you might think! An eighteen hole disc course offers fun for the Frisbee enthusiast of all ages, and this one of the only 13 disc courses in the state.

If you can't play, or have never played, go and watch. You'll get the hang of it — and you'll find out how much fun this is for the entire family!

WHERE:

Veteran's Memorial Park.

WHEN:

Year-round.


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Football

WHAT:

If not America’s favorite sport, surely the favorite in the South! Florence offers a variety of ways to participate - or just watch.

Youth Football
• 7-8 Years
• 9-10 Years
• 11-12 Years (All ages as of September 1)
Registration is in August at the Florence Coliseum. There is a registration fee; a copy of a birth certificate and a parental signature are required. Games are played from September through October at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Call Ronnie Hooper or Martha Townley at 760-6624 for more information.

NFL Flag Football
• Boys and girls ages 6-14
• Adults
There is a registration fee and parent’s signature is required. Registration is in June; the league plays July through September at Veteran’s Memorial Park and Soccer Field.
Call Martha Townley or Ronnie Hooper at 760-6624 for more information.

WHEN:

Various leagues play at various times. For current information, call the numbers indicated or log on to www.shoalscalendar.com.

WHERE:

Veteran’s Memorial Park
Handy Recreation Center


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Golf

WHAT:

Florence is a great place to play golf! Blackberry Trail, Florence’s new municipal golf course, is a beautiful and challenging 18-hole course located on the northeast side of town. The Pro Shop, located in the club house, offers a variety of golf equipment and supplies. The club house offers a full service grill.

WHERE:

Blackberry Trail is located off Hermitage Drive, just north of Cox Creek Parkway, on your way to St. Florian.

WHEN:

The course is open from April to October during the following hours:
Monday: 12 noon until dark
Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - dark
Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - dark

From November through March, the course is open: Monday:
12 noon - dark
Tuesday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - dark

The course is closed when temperatures are below 40°F or during inclement weather.

The Driving Range, located at McFarland Park near the Marina and Harbor, is open according to the following schedule (subject to change): November: 8:30 a.m. - Dark
December - February: Closed
March: 8:30 a.m. - Dark
April - October: 8:30 a.m. - Dark

FEES:

Greens fees:
18 holes, weekdays, $18.00
18 holes, weekends, $18.00
9 holes, weekdays, $12.00
9 holes, weekends, $12.00
Seniors rate : 18 holes, $12.00
9 holes, $8.00 Juniors rate (17 and under): 18 holes, $10.00
(Valid Monday - Friday, 9 holes, $8.00 Weekends after 2:00 p.m.)

Cart rental:
18 holes, $18.00
9 holes, $10.00


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Gymnastics

WHAT:

The Shoals School of Gymnastics and Dance serves over 200 students.

Gymnastics classes are taught in beginner, intermediate, advanced an competitive levels.
Programs include:

  • Toddler and pre-school gymnastics
  • Developmental gymnastics
  • Cheerleading

A mobile gymnastics program travesl weekly through-out the area to pre-schools and private schools.

WHERE:

Call 767-7471 for information.

WHEN:

Year-round. For more information, call Debbie Tapscott-Walls at 767-7471.


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Horseshoes

WHAT:

An old fashioned sport that never goes out of style!

WHERE:

Senior Citizens Center in Cox Creek Park, five outdoor horseshoe pits.

WHEN:

Year-round.


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Mountainbiking

WHAT:

For the person who really wants to keep in shape and likes the challenge of off-road bike riding, Florence has a series of mountain bike trails at Wildwood Park.

WHERE:

Wildwood Park.

WHEN:

Year round.

OTHER:

There are beginner and advanced level mountain bike trails to choose from. Bikers must wear helmets.


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Parks

WHAT and WHERE:

Cox Creek Park on Chisholm Road
• Administrative offices
• Senior Center
• Indoor archery range
• Billiard building
• Six lighted tennis courts
• Softball and baseball fields
• Playground
• Horseshoe pits
• Driver’s Education Range
• Farmer’s market

Deibert Park on Hermitage Drive
• Interpretive trails
• Restrooms
• Ponds
• A Wisconsin-style barn that will eventually become an educational facility
• Location of The Children’s Museum of the Shoals and a playground.
• Pets are allowed on a leash only.
• Deibert Park is a passive park, and is not used for special events.

Edgemont Park in the Edgemont Subdivision
• Neighborhood playground

Martin Park surrounding Royal Avenue Recreation Center.
• Three quarter mile jogging trail with exercise stations
• Picnic shelters and tables
• Playground
• Tennis courts
• Swimming pool

McFarland Park on the banks of the Tennessee River
• Fifty campsites
• Driving range for golfers
• Soccer field
• Picnic shelters with fireplaces
• Playgrounds
• Boat ramps
• Fishing piers
• Individual picnic tables
• Baseball Field
• Paved & lighted jogging trail surrounding the harbor
• Restaurant and marine store
• Boat slips

North Florence Pocket Park on Wood Avenue
• Amphitheater •
Can be used for events

Veteran’s Memorial Park just off Wilson Dam Road
• Twenty two campsites
• Six lighted tennis courts
• Softball complex
• Youth baseball fields
• Picnic shelters with fireplaces
• Open-air amphitheater
• Eighteen hole disc golf course
• Veterans Memorial is located at the park

Wildwood Park on the banks of Cypress Creek
• Picnic tables
• Nature trail
• Pavilion
• Beginner and advanced mountain bike trails

Wilson Park in downtown
• Fountain, benches and beautiful landscaping
• Wilson Park is the site for an Easter Egg Hunt, Arts Alive, Handy Festival activities, the Alabama Renaissance Faire, and Christmas in the Park. It can be scheduled for special events, including weddings, by calling 760-6416.

Most parks can be scheduled for special events. In order to minimize scheduling conflicts, please reserve the park by calling 760-6416.


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