Longer days in Auburn-Opelika is the best time to enjoy all that this sweet community has to offer including the parks. We’re spotlight some of our favorite Auburn City Parks.
Chewalca State Park – this park is a real gem right here in Auburn-Opelika. Trails, a waterfall, mountain biking, and more. There are over 600 scenic acres to offer you plenty of rest, relaxation and recreation. 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.
The Donald E. Davis Arboretum – This 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. It’s a beautiful place to picnic, enjoy the flowers or just let your little run and explore.
Town Creek Park – this one is an oldie, but a goodie. It’s beautiful. It’s a great location on Gay Street. It has a dog park and a lovely walking trails. What’s not to love about this sweet little spot? Don’t miss the outdoor concerts in the fall and the Saturday morning seasonal farmers market. Follow the city of Auburn on social for all the latest updates.
Hickory Hickory Park – Kids LOVE this park. Love it! So many levels for them to explore and hide (lol).
Kiesel Park – this park has fantastic trails for running with your best fur bud. There is a dog park and HUGE open fields. This place is all open air and green space.
Duck Samford Park – this facility houses 10 baseball fields and two great playgrounds. One playground is accessible from East Univeristy and the other is located behind Mikata (turn off of Glenn Ave.).