Getting the family outdoors has never been easier than visiting one of the eight public parks in the Decatur-Morgan County area. Sports enthusiasts will find plenty of places to play baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and most of the parks offer lighted walking paths.
Parks in the Decatur-Morgan County
For more information, visit the Decatur and Hartselle Parks and Recreation websites.
Adventure Park (Central Parkway/Beltline Road/Sandlin Road) offers a playground, lighted shelter, six tennis courts, six softball fields, soccer field, picnic areas and a one and a half-mile lighted walking trail.
Delano Park (Prospect Drive/6th AVE/Somerville Road/Gordon Drive) is the oldest park in the city of Decatur. The park features the historic WPA Rose Garden that was reconstructed in recent years according to the original plan for the park. Other features include a Splash Pad, Trail of History, tennis courts, playground and picnic shelter.
Hospitality Park is located on Highway 31 marking the north entrance into the city of Decatur. The park offers bird sighting opportunities and picnic areas. The park is a favorite local fishing area.
Sparkman Park is located just south of Decatur in Hartselle. The park offers a public swimming pool, baseball and softball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds and a lighted walking trail.
John Mark Stallings S.N.A.P. Playground
This playground was built specifically to be accessible by all children, including those with disabilities. The playground is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is free. The park's splash pad is open through October. The park is located at 406 Nanceford Road behind the Civic Center in Hartselle.Visit the website.
Rhodes Ferry Park
Rhodes Ferry Park (Harborview/Market/Oak) is on the banks of the Tennesse River. Summertime Concerts by the River and other local events are held in the park. Rhodes Ferry Park features a playground, picnic shelters and lighted walks throughout the park.
Frazier Park/Japanese Gardens
Frazier Park (309 Cherry St. NE), located at the corner of Line and Ferry Streets in the Old Decatur Historic District, features the Daikin Japanese garden. The authentic Japanese Tea Garden was given to the City of Decatur by the Daikin American Corporation. Plans are underway at Frazier Park to add a traditional English Garden.
Founder’s Park is a two-acre green space fronting the historic 1833 Old State Bank. The park is being developed to honor the events and leaders that have shaped Decatur’s history and provides an important link between the Old State Bank, the historic downtown and residential districts, the riverfront and other local attractions.