Explore Parks in Jasper, AL
From playgrounds and baseball to camping and boating, Jasper and Walker County offer plenty of recreational outlets.
Walker County is home to several parks for all kinds of activities. Among these are Blackwater Park, Memorial Park, Gamble Avenue Park, A.P.E.X. Park, and the Jasper City Parks and Recreation parks. Blackwater Park is located in Walker County near Jasper. It features one mile of waterfront complete with RV hookups, which makes it a great place for comfortable camping.
Memorial Park, Jasper’s oldest and largest park, offers a playground, softball and t-ball fields, numerous pavilions, a mile-long outdoor walking track, outdoor swimming pools, a gymnasium, a soccer field, and a meeting place with party rooms. Gamble Park offers a walking track, beautiful scenery and birdhouses, a playground, and a creek that runs through the middle of the park. Numerous picnic benches and tables throughout make it the perfect place for a picnic.
The A.P.E.X. (Accessible Playground Extreme Experience) playground stands next to Jasper’s prized Natatorium. A.P.E.X. offers modern playground equipment, a wooded walking trail and a pavilion, as well as a splash pad with more than 25 water sprayers and sun shades. Jasper City’s Parks and Recreation Board operates several parks, including Fowler Park, with an outdoor basketball court and two baseball fields for kids ages 9-12; Frisco Park, notable for its well-equipped, publicly accessible gymnasium; and Coke Oven Park, which has a baseball field used by adult teams.
Golf is a favorite pastime in the South, and Walker County, home to two distinguished courses, is no exception. The Musgrove Country Club in Jasper features a challenging 18-hole course with bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways and two wooden swinging bridges across Blackwater Creek. The club also boasts a pro shop staffed with PGA professionals, tennis courts and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The Horse Creek Golf Course in Dora offers a beautiful par-72, 18-hole course covering 6,883 yards. This course features Tift Dwarf greens grass, a driving range and a well-equipped pro shop.
When it is time to get away from the stresses of life, Clear Creek Recreation Area and the Sipsey Wilderness area offer wonderful places to enjoy nature. Clear Creek covers 425 acres next to Smith Lake, which gives it majestic waterfalls, high bluffs and white sandy beaches. Clear Creek’s lakefront location is wonderful for boating, fishing and camping. Sipsey Wilderness, with dozens of waterfalls and numerous trails, sits within the Bankhead National Forest and is a perfect place for hiking.
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