Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation

Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation This is the official page for the City of Vestavia Hills Department of Parks and Recreation.

Operating as usual

06/11/2021

Join us for Pickleball on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-9pm; Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am-12:30pm; and Saturdays, 9am-noon at the Rec Center! Pickleball is free for Vestavia Hills residents and $10 for non-residents. If you have any questions, stop by the Rec Center or call 205.978.0166.

06/08/2021

You won't want to miss the "Community Event of the Summer"!!! I Love America Night is less than a month away and we can't wait to celebrate with our neighbors and friends!

Learn more about this and other upcoming events at www.vestaviahills.org

Due to inclement weather the Aquatic Complex is closed for the evening. We will open at 10am on Friday, June 4!
06/03/2021

Due to inclement weather the Aquatic Complex is closed for the evening. We will open at 10am on Friday, June 4!

Due to inclement weather the Aquatic Complex is closed for the evening. We will open at 10am on Friday, June 4!

05/31/2021
05/29/2021

Opening day at the Vestavia Hills Aquatic Complex!!

**The Aquatic Complex will open for the summer swim season SATURDAY, MAY 29.** An incorrect date was published on the re...
05/27/2021

**The Aquatic Complex will open for the summer swim season SATURDAY, MAY 29.** An incorrect date was published on the registration site for annual Aquatic Complex passes and we apologize for the confusion.

Haven't purchase your pool membership? There is plenty of time ... visit http://bit.ly/VH-poolpass and register today!

**The Aquatic Complex will open for the summer swim season SATURDAY, MAY 29.** An incorrect date was published on the registration site for annual Aquatic Complex passes and we apologize for the confusion.

Haven't purchase your pool membership? There is plenty of time ... visit http://bit.ly/VH-poolpass and register today!

Pool passes for this year are digital!! Wondering how to access your pass after purchase? Before visiting the pool this ...
05/25/2021

Pool passes for this year are digital!! Wondering how to access your pass after purchase? Before visiting the pool this year, download your QR code online.
Visit https://vhrecreation.activityreg.com/clientpage_t2.wcs and login to your account. In the upper navigation, click Account. In your account navigation, click “ID Cards” to display your QR code. Screenshot or save the QR code so that it can be scanned when you arrive at the Aquatic Complex!

Pool passes for this year are digital!! Wondering how to access your pass after purchase? Before visiting the pool this year, download your QR code online.
Visit https://vhrecreation.activityreg.com/clientpage_t2.wcs and login to your account. In the upper navigation, click Account. In your account navigation, click “ID Cards” to display your QR code. Screenshot or save the QR code so that it can be scanned when you arrive at the Aquatic Complex!

In response to resident feedback regarding the playing surface of the fields at Wald Park, City staff, elected officials...
05/25/2021

In response to resident feedback regarding the playing surface of the fields at Wald Park, City staff, elected officials, contractors/vendors and Parks & Rec Board members met this morning to review the field conditions. An external specialist reviewed the surface and determined that the fields are firm, but that they remain an outstanding surface to play on. The “old” fields (pre-summer 2019) did not drain well, which resulted in field saturation and rainouts after very little rain. Therefore, when the fields at Wald were renovated, additional drainage was added. The fields now drain incredibly well, which lessens rainouts, but increases firmness. In addition to lack of water retention, the firmness of the fields is also a result of the amount of play time that they have hosted – estimated to be more than 400 hours this spring.

Evaluation of the fields is ongoing. In the interim, all practices will be held at Liberty Park through the end of June. Wald Park will host games only. Pregame warm-ups have been moved to the outfield. Field maintenance staff will be present on game days to drag and water the fields as needed.

In response to resident feedback regarding the playing surface of the fields at Wald Park, City staff, elected officials, contractors/vendors and Parks & Rec Board members met this morning to review the field conditions. An external specialist reviewed the surface and determined that the fields are firm, but that they remain an outstanding surface to play on. The “old” fields (pre-summer 2019) did not drain well, which resulted in field saturation and rainouts after very little rain. Therefore, when the fields at Wald were renovated, additional drainage was added. The fields now drain incredibly well, which lessens rainouts, but increases firmness. In addition to lack of water retention, the firmness of the fields is also a result of the amount of play time that they have hosted – estimated to be more than 400 hours this spring.

Evaluation of the fields is ongoing. In the interim, all practices will be held at Liberty Park through the end of June. Wald Park will host games only. Pregame warm-ups have been moved to the outfield. Field maintenance staff will be present on game days to drag and water the fields as needed.

**UPDATE (5/24/2021): The online system is up and running!**AQUATIC COMPLEX MEMBERSHP PURCHASE IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABL...
05/21/2021

**UPDATE (5/24/2021): The online system is up and running!**

AQUATIC COMPLEX MEMBERSHP PURCHASE IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.

We have been made aware of an issue with the online purchasing software and are working toward resolution asap. PLEASE NOTE: Memberships are still available and are NOT "sold out." This is simply a software glitch that we hope to have resolved no later than Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this issue.

**UPDATE (5/24/2021): The online system is up and running!**

AQUATIC COMPLEX MEMBERSHP PURCHASE IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.

We have been made aware of an issue with the online purchasing software and are working toward resolution asap. PLEASE NOTE: Memberships are still available and are NOT "sold out." This is simply a software glitch that we hope to have resolved no later than Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this issue.

05/18/2021
05/12/2021

We're excited to announce that this year's I Love America Night will feature a FIREWORK SHOW, presented by McDonald's, Progress Bank, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Company, Royal Automotive, the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vestavia Hills!

Make plans to join us on June 24 at Wald Park! Festivities will kick off with a ribbon cutting for the new Grand Lawn at 6 pm, followed by free swimming at the new Aquatic Complex, sponsor booths, a children's area with games and inflatables organized by Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, a Pops in the Park concert by the Shades Mountain Baptist Church Orchestra, with the Fireworks as the Grand Finale at 8:30 pm!

Yesterday's weather was less than fantastic, but it is shaping up to be a great weekend to enjoy the Splash Pad at Sicar...
05/05/2021

Yesterday's weather was less than fantastic, but it is shaping up to be a great weekend to enjoy the Splash Pad at Sicard Hollow! Open daily 9am-sunset. For more information visit vhal.org/parks-facilities.

Yesterday's weather was less than fantastic, but it is shaping up to be a great weekend to enjoy the Splash Pad at Sicard Hollow! Open daily 9am-sunset. For more information visit vhal.org/parks-facilities.

Beautiful day for the New Merkel House Ribbon Cutting and Open House!
04/29/2021

Beautiful day for the New Merkel House Ribbon Cutting and Open House!

Buy your 2021 Pool Pass TODAY at http://bit.ly/VH-poolpass. Aquatic Complex membership is open to all Vestavia Hills res...
04/26/2021

Buy your 2021 Pool Pass TODAY at http://bit.ly/VH-poolpass. Aquatic Complex membership is open to all Vestavia Hills residents; there is not a limit on the number of available passes. For more information, including instructions for online account creation, visit https://vhal.org/departments/parks-recreation.

Buy your 2021 Pool Pass TODAY at http://bit.ly/VH-poolpass. Aquatic Complex membership is open to all Vestavia Hills residents; there is not a limit on the number of available passes. For more information, including instructions for online account creation, visit https://vhal.org/departments/parks-recreation.

Pool passes for the 2021 swim season (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) will be available for purchase online begi...
04/22/2021

Pool passes for the 2021 swim season (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) will be available for purchase online beginning at 9am Monday, April 26, 2021. The link to register will be posted to social media and on the City website. Aquatic Complex membership is open to Vestavia Hills residents only. For more information, visit https://vhal.org/parks-facilities.

Now hiring certified lifeguards! For more info or to apply, email [email protected]. Information regarding swim lessons and summer programming at the Aquatic Complex will be available closer to opening weekend!

Pool passes for the 2021 swim season (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) will be available for purchase online beginning at 9am Monday, April 26, 2021. The link to register will be posted to social media and on the City website. Aquatic Complex membership is open to Vestavia Hills residents only. For more information, visit https://vhal.org/parks-facilities.

Now hiring certified lifeguards! For more info or to apply, email [email protected]. Information regarding swim lessons and summer programming at the Aquatic Complex will be available closer to opening weekend!

Opening day for the new Vestavia Hills Miracle League! ⚾️🌟
04/11/2021

Opening day for the new Vestavia Hills Miracle League! ⚾️🌟

Today is the day ... OPENING DAY for the new Vestavia Hills Miracle League! Meet us at Wald Park to celebrate our first ...
04/11/2021

Today is the day ... OPENING DAY for the new Vestavia Hills Miracle League! Meet us at Wald Park to celebrate our first game on the new Miracle League field beginning at 1:30pm! Enjoy the beautiful weather while you cheer on your favorite team! ❤️⚾️💙

Today is the day ... OPENING DAY for the new Vestavia Hills Miracle League! Meet us at Wald Park to celebrate our first game on the new Miracle League field beginning at 1:30pm! Enjoy the beautiful weather while you cheer on your favorite team! ❤️⚾️💙

Thanks to all of the community partners who supported the RISE Touch a Truck event at VHHS today!
04/03/2021

Thanks to all of the community partners who supported the RISE Touch a Truck event at VHHS today!

Thanks to all of the community partners who supported the RISE Touch a Truck event at VHHS today!

Registration is OPEN NOW through April 1 for the 2021 Miracle League season! Practice and games will be at the all-new M...
03/30/2021

Registration is OPEN NOW through April 1 for the 2021 Miracle League season! Practice and games will be at the all-new Miracle League Field located at Wald Park on Highway 31 South. Register today at https://vhal.org/miracle-league-registration!

Registration is OPEN NOW through April 1 for the 2021 Miracle League season! Practice and games will be at the all-new Miracle League Field located at Wald Park on Highway 31 South. Register today at https://vhal.org/miracle-league-registration!

Registration is OPEN NOW for the 2021 Miracle League season! To register, visit https://vhal.org/miracle-league-registra...
03/17/2021

Registration is OPEN NOW for the 2021 Miracle League season! To register, visit https://vhal.org/miracle-league-registration.

The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime – every player hits, every player gets on base, every player scores and every player wins! Since the main barriers for these players arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, all Miracle League of Vestavia Hills, AL teams play and practice on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. The all-new Miracle League Field in Vestavia Hills is located at Wald Park on Highway 31 South.

Registration is OPEN NOW for the 2021 Miracle League season! To register, visit https://vhal.org/miracle-league-registration.

The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime – every player hits, every player gets on base, every player scores and every player wins! Since the main barriers for these players arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, all Miracle League of Vestavia Hills, AL teams play and practice on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. The all-new Miracle League Field in Vestavia Hills is located at Wald Park on Highway 31 South.

Congratulations to the Vestavia Hills 10U ARPA (Alabama Recreation & Park Association) State Champs!
03/14/2021

Congratulations to the Vestavia Hills 10U ARPA (Alabama Recreation & Park Association) State Champs!

03/13/2021

Opening day of softball parade!!

Thank you, VHFD, for these amazing drone shots of Opening Day at Wald Park and Cahaba Heights Park!
02/28/2021

Thank you, VHFD, for these amazing drone shots of Opening Day at Wald Park and Cahaba Heights Park!

Beautiful weather for opening day of baseball at Wald Park and Cahaba Heights Park!
02/28/2021

Beautiful weather for opening day of baseball at Wald Park and Cahaba Heights Park!

**Wald Park Parking**Youth rec baseball practice kicks off this weekend and Opening Day will be here before we know it! ...
02/05/2021

**Wald Park Parking**

Youth rec baseball practice kicks off this weekend and Opening Day will be here before we know it! Please remember ... Wald Park is an active construction site. For safety, parking is available ONLY in the highlighted areas on the attached map. Parking in the back lot may only be accessed by entering the loop road near Baumhower’s/Dunkin/ Walmart – the road is closed and not accessible from VHEW.

**Wald Park Parking**

Youth rec baseball practice kicks off this weekend and Opening Day will be here before we know it! Please remember ... Wald Park is an active construction site. For safety, parking is available ONLY in the highlighted areas on the attached map. Parking in the back lot may only be accessed by entering the loop road near Baumhower’s/Dunkin/ Walmart – the road is closed and not accessible from VHEW.

A special called meeting of the Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Board will take place Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12...
02/03/2021

A special called meeting of the Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Board will take place Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:30pm for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for City of Vestavia Hills dog parks.

A special called meeting of the Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Board will take place Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:30pm for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for City of Vestavia Hills dog parks.

McCallum Park will be CLOSED Monday, February 1, 2021 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
01/31/2021

McCallum Park will be CLOSED Monday, February 1, 2021 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

McCallum Park will be CLOSED Monday, February 1, 2021 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

McCallum Park will be CLOSED Monday, February 1, 2021 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
01/29/2021

McCallum Park will be CLOSED Monday, February 1, 2021 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

McCallum Park will be CLOSED Monday, February 1, 2021 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

01/22/2021
Schools are closed today (January 18), but the Rec Center is OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Membershi...
01/18/2021

Schools are closed today (January 18), but the Rec Center is OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Membership is FREE for Vestavia Hills residents! Want more info? Visit https://vhal.org/parks-facilities and scroll to "Recreation Center."

Schools are closed today (January 18), but the Rec Center is OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Membership is FREE for Vestavia Hills residents! Want more info? Visit https://vhal.org/parks-facilities and scroll to "Recreation Center."

Schools are closed Monday (January 18), but the Rec Center will be OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Mem...
01/17/2021

Schools are closed Monday (January 18), but the Rec Center will be OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Membership is FREE for Vestavia Hills residents! Want more info? Visit https://vhal.org/parks-facilities and scroll to "Recreation Center."

Schools are closed Monday (January 18), but the Rec Center will be OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Membership is FREE for Vestavia Hills residents! Want more info? Visit https://vhal.org/parks-facilities and scroll to "Recreation Center."

TODAY is the last day to register for Rec Baseball! Visit www.vhyb.com to register before registration closes!
01/15/2021

TODAY is the last day to register for Rec Baseball! Visit www.vhyb.com to register before registration closes!

Schools are closed Monday (January 18), but the Rec Center will be OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Mem...
01/15/2021

Schools are closed Monday (January 18), but the Rec Center will be OPEN FOR FREE PLAY – 7am to 9pm! Don't forget ... Membership is FREE for Vestavia Hills residents! Want more info? Visit https://vhal.org/parks-facilities and scroll to "Recreation Center."

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1973 Merryvale Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL
35216

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(205) 978-0166

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The VHAC - Vestavia Hills Aquatics Complex is open and the weather is great.
Ribbon Cutting at Cahaba Heights Park! What a perfect night to celebrate! Thank you to all who attended and especially the "Founding Families", the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vestavia Hills for your continued support! Now..... Let's "Play Ball"!
Thank you so much for your work on the old AVCC property. It’s so nice to have the parking area and gravel extension to the path. I also really appreciate limiting cars to just the parking area and keeping them off the course. It’s been so much better in the neighborhood since these changes were made. Thank you!
When will the splash pad close?
New Community Space Plans revealed this week at a work session.
It was another wonderful day yesterday at the SHAC Splash Pad. Thanks to the City of Vestavia for such an amazing community amenity.
Are there any toddler swim lesson opportunities in Vestavia?
May I ask where we stand on gym renovation on 31? West has a event this week and will not allow my 4th/5th grade girls to practice. No where to go for a reasonable time. Thank you!
Mary Oakley loves the new splash pad and climbing tree! Thank you to the city of Vestavia Hills for such an amazing amenity.
Are tennis lessons for adults offered at Wald Park?