In recognition of the powerful role parks and recreation play in the quality of life and character of our community, the City has invested greatly to enhance our facilities and programs, which already enjoy strong utilization and participation. See below for links to reports towards this effort. Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Department has several facets to provide recreational fun and exercise outlets for citizens of all ages. Parks and Recreation has several sports leagues for children, ranging from football, basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball to cheerleading, tennis, swim team, and lacrosse. The department also offers art classes, dance lessons, baton lessons, gymnastics, summer camps, and etiquette classes outside of its organized sports leagues. The Vestavia Hills Civic Center presents opportunities to strengthen the body and mind through its many exercise, art, and language classes of adults as well, with opportunities to participate in several exercise classes, dance lessons, Zumba, and art classes. Seniors have a large offering of senior exercise programs, Tai Chi, dance, cooking demonstrations, art classes, socials, group travel, and game playing sessions such as bridge and scrabble available through three senior centers throughout the City.
The City boasts several parks that accent its natural beauty and scenic views, thus providing lovely greenspaces for its citizens with scenic walking trails, playgounds, picnic tables, and the addition of dog parks for pet owners. The City also has four state-of-the-art sport complexes, including one park that has 11-acres of lighted synthetic turf surface, and another park that has 5 baseball fields to host local and regional sports events. The City also has a pool that is dome-covered in the cooler months for year long facility use. The pool also serves as the training location for the highly competitive Birmingham Swim League.