Vestavia Hills is a beautiful, family-friendly community that offers many venues for recreation, gathering, and events. Some of these spaces are available at no cost (reservations may be required), and others involve rental and arrangements. Please follow the links for additional information about these venues. If no contact is listed, please call 205.978.0100 or email email@example.com for more information.
Aquatic Complex | 1973 Merryvale Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216; 205.978.0166
May be reserved through Parks & Recreation. Open annually, Memorial Day through Labor Day.*
Chilton Walker Garden | U.S. Highway 31 N at Shades Crest Road
Also known as the Men’s Garden Club Corner, the Chilton Walker garden is located at the intersection of Shades Crest Road and U.S. Highway 31 across from Sibyl Temple. While visible from the main road, this garden has a secluded ambiance with a small path and few benches. No onsite parking or facilities.
City Hall Green | 1032 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216; 205.978.0100
Located at the front of our City Hall, the City Hall Green is a spacious and inviting public green with an amphitheater. Since the High Notes grand opening celebration in October of 2015, the City Hall Green has been the scene of several outstanding public events with many more to come in the future as the new City Hall will be not only the center of Vestavia Hills’ municipal government, but also the center of the City’s community life.
Civic Center | 1090 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216; 205.978.0166
The Vestavia Hills Civic Center is under construction with an expected completion date of late fall/early winter 2021. A complete transformation is underway to create a nearly 100,000-sf facility housing multi-purpose recreation courts (for basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickleball, etc.), an indoor walking track, meeting and event spaces, a 10,000-sf banquet space with warming kitchen, office spaces and a Vestavia Hills Sports Hall of Fame. The Civic Center is adjacent to City Hall and will have an entrance/exit for easy access to the City Hall lawn.
Council Chamber | 1032 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216; 205.978.0100
State-of-the-art meeting chamber for our City Council features front and side screen projection. Groups needing space for a community meeting may request the use of the Council Chamber when it is available. The Council Chamber has theater seating for 120, standing room for 145, and classroom style seating for around 50.
Library in the Forest | 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216; 205.978.0155
The Library in the Forest has several inviting spaces that can be rented. All have wi-fi access. For more information, visit vestavialibrary.org.
- The Community Room is one of our largest meeting spaces, great for wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, business conferences, etc. It accommodates 140 standing or seated in chairs or 90 seated at tables.
- The Treehouse is a more intimate space overlooking the wooded Boulder Canyon Trail, and it accommodates 20 in a more informal setting.
- The Amphitheater is an outdoor venue that connects directly both to the Library building and to the Boulder Canyon Nature Trail. Musical performances are often held there. Accommodates up to 125.
- The Rooftop Garden is a patio greenspace overlooking the front of the Library. Accommodates up to 100.
McCallum Park | Rosemary Lane, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
3 pavilions that each seat 6 persons. No reservations are taken; first-come-first-served.
New Merkel House | 4405 Dolly Ridge Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243; 205.967.5977
New Merkel House is a white, columned building with a gracious second story porch and a kitchenette upstairs. During the day, New Merkel House is the site of our senior lunch program for the Cahaba Heights area. Currently, only the downstairs room is available for community groups. The room accommodates 50. Parking is onsite.
Recreation Center | 1733 Merryvale Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216; 205.978.0166
The VHCC has two indoor event spaces: the Vestavian Room and the Dogwood Room (for larger gatherings). The Vestavian Room has a kitchen and wet bar; the Dogwood Room has a wet bar and accommodates larger gatherings.
Scout Square | U.S. Highway 31 N at Canyon Road, Vestavia Hills, AL; 205.9788.0100
Located on U.S. Highway 31, this is property is under the purview of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Please call 205.978.0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sibyl Temple | 154 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Sibyl Temple is an iconic landmark situated on a bluff and has been with Vestavia Hills through the city’s early history. The Temple now serves as a gateway to the northern entrance of the City, and is open to the public from 7 a.m. to sunset, except when reserved for an event.
Wald Park | 1733 Merryvale Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216; 205.978.0166
Rentals at Wald Park are not available at this time. The park is temporarily under construction.