Parks and Recreation Studies and Assessments

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.

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. Additionally, there are available opportunities to strengthen the body and mind through 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.

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 dog parks for pet owners. The City also has state-of-the-art sport complexes able to host local and regional sports events. The Aquatic Center boasts two pools for residents to enjoy during the summer months.

2014 Work in Progress Report – Improving the Use of Vestavia Hills Sports Complexes
2015 Brailsford and Dunlavey Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Survey Data
2015 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
2016 Community Spaces Plan: A Comprehensive Plan for Community Spaces