Parks and Playgrounds in Auburn

Auburn Softball Complex

Photo from City of Auburn website.

The Auburn Softball Complex features a playground for older kids located in the center of the complex. The ground is poured rubbers and has lots of paths to walk around the complex.

2560 South College Street
Auburn, Alabama 36832

Auburn/Opelika Skate Park

Photo from City of Auburn website.

The Auburn/Opelika Skate Park is located at the Indian Pines Golf course and features a concrete area with ramps and features for skateboarding. The skate park is reserved for remote control cars on Saturday mornings until noon.

900 Indian Pines Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Chewacla State Park

Photo from Alabama State Parks website.

Chewacla State Park’s 696 scenic acres offer plenty of rest, relaxation and recreation, just a short drive from the Auburn-Opelika area. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playground, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, cabins, hiking and mountain biking trails.

Entrance Fees and Park Passes:
Individuals Ages 12 to 61:: $4.00 per person
Children Ages 4 to 11:: $2.00 per person
Seniors Ages 62 and up:: $2.00 per person
Anyone under 4 is free.
Anyone who served or is serving gets in free with ID.

Annual Park Passes
Individual (one person):: $105.00
Family (6 immediate family members):: $155.00
Senior (62 & up):: $55.00

124 Shell Toomer Parkway
Auburn, Alabama 36832

Davis Arboretum

The Donald E. Davis Arboretum is a 13.5 acre botanic garden facility located in the heart of Auburn. Supported by the College of Sciences and Mathematics, it provides visitors with a place to enjoy a natural setting and experience the native plants and habitats of Alabama. The Arboretum, one of the oldest in the SEC, functions as a plant museum and has at its core a living collection of scientifically ordered plants with provenance documentation. It functions as an outdoor classroom for university classes, local schools and community groups. The Arboretum has three water features (photo of waterfall here), miles of walking trails and places to relax in a beautiful nature setting. The Founder’s Oak is more than 150 years old. (Link to Founder’s Oak page)

The facility offers engaging events throughout the year including: Auburn’s Azalea Festival,  Red, White and Blueberry Bash, Annual photo contest, Fright Night Fridays, Bones and Boos: An Outdoor Skeleton Exhibit, Plant sales in both the spring and fall

There is no charge for admission. Restrooms are located on the east side of the pavilion.

Parking is available near the entrances on three sides: Along Lem Morrison and the Poultry Science parking lot, along Garden Drive and in the Arboretum parking lot off Garden Drive. During the week you must have an Auburn University parking hangtag or a visitor permit from the AU Parking Service to use these spaces. Weekends and holidays parking passes are not required.

181 Garden Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849

Dinius Park

Dinius Park is named after the Dinius family who donated the land and other properties to The City of Auburn. The park is just over 13 acres and features 2 dog park and a natural playground with a family pavilion and restrooms. The park is very shaded and wooded and there is also a pond on the property. There are mulch and paved trails for walking.

1435 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Duck Samford Park

The Duck Samford Athletic Complex features two playgrounds both of which are covered with a shade sail. The toddler playground is located off the East University Drive Entrance and the Big kid playground is located off Main Entrance on Glenn Avenue. The ground is poured rubber and the park features a walking trail that runs throughout the park and connects the two playgrounds .

1600 East University Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Felton Little Park

Felton Little Park features a playground that is great for younger kids and has a creek that runs through the park for kids to explore. There are baby swings and the ground is sand.

341 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Hickory Dickory Park

Hickory Dickory Park features a large wooden playground with a designated toddler area. There is a Handicap Accessible Swing, Baby Swings, and Regular Swings. The ground is Wood Mulch and there is a short walking trail around the park.

1399 Hickory Lane
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Kiesel Park

Kiesel Park is Auburn’s largest park, with a pavilion, a garden, a pond and a gravel walking trail with a distance of 2 1/4 miles. The park features lots of green space. The Nunn-Winston house is also located at this park and this park has a popular off-leash dog area.

1520 Chadwick Lane
Auburn, Alabama 36832

Kreher Preserve and Nature Center

Photo from Kreher Preserve website.

The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center’s mission is to promote a sense of stewardship towards nature through quality environmental education, recreation, and outreach programs with Auburn University and its community partners.

Since its endowment to the Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Environment, the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center has continued to evolve into a first-class discovery and nature center with exciting programs offered throughout the year. In keeping with its mission, the KPNC fosters a greater sense of appreciation and understanding of our environment with many nature-based programs such as: Discovery Hikes, Nature Walks, School Programs, Youth Camps, Adult Workshops & Classes, Educational Exhibits, Wildlife Study Programs, Nature Playground.

The park features lots of woods, green spaces and over 6 miles of walking & hiking trails.

2222 North College Street
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Martin Luther King Park

Martin Luther King Park has a pavilion, a playground that is great for older kids, basketball goal, and a fenced-in field. The ground is poured rubber and there is a field across from the parking lot for kids to run in.

190 Byrd Street
Auburn, Alabama 36832

Sam Harris Park

Photo from City of Auburn website.

Sam Harris Park features the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation first “poured in place” accessible playground available for children and adults with disabilities. The parking lot has ADA parking spots that join to the accessible route to the playground, accessible picnic table, water fountain and bathrooms. The ground is poured rubber and there is a paved walking track around the park.

850 Foster Street
Auburn, Alabama 36832

Town Creek Inclusive Playground

The Town Creek Park Inclusive Playground is a new 60,000-plus-square-foot playground. The playground features parallel play components, fitness equipment, playground equipment, sensory components and more to provide an engaging and barrier-free experience for persons of all abilities and ages to enjoy. The playground is surfaced with poured rubber and ADA-compliant accessible turf, enabling those who use assistive devices to navigate all areas of the playground.

460 Camellia Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Town Creek Park

Town Creek Park features a a walking trail that is 0.87 miles long. There is a small playground for toddlers and a pond with turtles. Porch swings, a dog park, and outdoor workout equipment is also available throughout the park. Most of the ground is wood mulch with many green spaces.

1150 South Gay Street
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Parks and Playgrounds in Opelika

Bandy Park

Bandy Park features a Small playground with activities for toddlers and big kids and a climbing wall. There are swings at the playground. The ground is rubber mulch and there is a path surrounding the park.

300 Jeter Avenue
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Floral Park

Floral Park features Adult Softball Fields, Open Play Fields, and a Dog Park. There is lots of green space and paths that run throughout the park.

600 Floral Street
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Municipal Park (Monkey Park)

Municipal Park features multiple playgrounds throughout park with separate play areas for small kids and big kids. There is a stage for outdoor concerts and Rocky Brook Rocket train rides are  available most weekends and for special events. The park has baby swings and big kid swings. The ground is rubber mulch and there are paths that run throughout park.

700 5th Avenue
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Spring Villa Park

Photo from City of Opelika website.

Spring Villa is a 350 acre park with an antebellum house, an outdoor volley-ball court, horseshoe pit, campground with hookups for 30 spaces, restrooms, a campground lodge suitable for gatherings, walking trails, a day camp compound, outdoor band stand, nature trails, open play area, picnic tables and grills among the wooded areas, picnic shelters, and the caretakers home. Free wifi is available to all park visitors.

1474 Lee Road 148
Opelika, Alabama 36804

Stern Park

Stern Park features a restored Red Caboose and Dog Park. The park is within walking distance to Downtown Opelika. The ground is mulch and includes walking paths throughout the park.

99 North 5th Street
Opelika, Alabama 36801

West Ridge Park

West Ridge Park has two fenced off playgrounds and features  equipment for kids of all ages, including baby swings and regular swings. The ground is mulch and rubber tiles and the park has walking paths throughout.

1600 Covington Avenue
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park

The Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park is an 85-acre preserve and park has been made possible by the use of a 78-acre waste water lagoon property owned by the city. The park has become home to a significant population of wood ducks and waterfowl. More than 170 species of birds have been identified at the Wood Duck Nature Park, including residents and those that pass though the Opelika community. It is home to a variety of habitats, including hardwood and pine forests, swamps and ponds. The park includes viewing blinds overlooking the lagoon and over 2 miles of trails.

3600 Waverly Parkway
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Updated July 2022.