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Lake Lurleen State Park

Located nine miles northwest of Tuscaloosa and Northport, this 1,625-acre park is a scenic retreat

Location: 13226 Lake Lurleen Rd, Coker, AL, USAWebsite: (205) 339-1558

University of Alabama Arboretum

The University of Alabama Arboretum maintains plant collections for botanical education and appreciation. The Arboretum features walking trails through a native woodland section, a wildflower garden, a collection of ornamental plants, an experimental garden, and a children’s garden.

Location: 4800 Arboretum Way, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404, USAWebsite: (205) 553-3278

Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park was developed as a memorial for all veterans of the United States Armed Forces and as a tribute to Northington General Army Hospital, one of the largest military hospitals in the world at the end of WWII. When the hospital closed, it was stipulated that the one-acre site could only be used as a shrine, a memorial to veterans or a denominational church.

Location: AL-6, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404, USAWebsite: http://www.tuscaloosaveteranspark.orgPhone: 205-562-3220

The Riverwalk

The Riverwalk is an excellent paved trail along the southern bank of the Black Warrior River near downtown Tuscaloosa. The path is divided by a painted line making a distinct two way road for walkers and bikers.

Location: 2710 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

Government Plaza

A 5-acre park located in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa.

Location: 6th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA

Capitol Park

This park was the site of the Alabama Capitol when Tuscaloosa was the seat of state government from 1826-1846.

Location: 2828 6th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USAPhone: (205) 534-0944