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Avondale Park

4101 5th Avenue South

Avondale Park is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most beloved city parks.   Long before it was a park, travelers along the Georgia Road would stop to enjoy the cool, sweet waters of King Spring, which bubbles up from the park’s center. The 40-acre site has been a park since 1887 and was home to the first zoo in the area. The park was renovated in 2011 and hosts ball fields, an amphitheater, a duck pond encircled with walking trails meeting ADA standards, a playground, picnic pavilion, and numerous benches for resting and enjoying the lively scenery. Avondale Library and the restored Avondale Villa, an event facility, are also located on the property. The steep slopes of the hill above the park host a forest and woodland, as well as ruins from the zoo. On most days, weather permitting, the park is a busy place, enjoyed by visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Immediately adjacent to the park is downtown Avondale, one of Birmingham’s up-and-coming entertainment districts.


Rikesha Foster

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
My favorite park in Birmingham! You know how in movies, there is always that one place where someone knows where to find someone when they have disappeared? Well, Avondale Park is that place for me. I call it my "thinking place". It is so peaceful and serene here, and I enjoy going here to clear my mind after a long day at work. I feed the ducks and geese sometimes, and sit by the water on one of the many benches. There is a walking track as well that you can walk on. Avondale Library sits next to the park, so you can venture up there, check out a book, and come back to the park to read it. There's even an amphitheater on site that hosts different family friendly throughout the year (Jazz in the Park, Movies in the Park, Park in the Park, etc.) Summary: Avondale Park is a great free, natural resource to take the stress away after a long day. It's everything a park should be: serene, peaceful, and beautiful.

Gee Ross

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
The history behind this park was good to know. Sad but good to know. Never overstood Racism! Too much poop on the grounds from dog to geese.

Billy Price

Friday, July 13, 2018
Very nice park!! I love seeing ducks, geese, and lots of fish. It is a beautiful place right inside the Birmingham city. I recommend

Matthew Layne

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
I love Avondale park! The amphitheater is so beautiful, and it's a great place to walk or relax.

Alfred Davis

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
This park has come a long way in the past few years. With wonderful grounds keeping, nearby restaurants and good ole fashion southern weather, this place has become a mainstay for me.

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