There’s nothing like a family picnic on a hot summer’s day to get in that vacation spirit. Luckily for Gardendale residents, there’s plenty of green space in and around the town to lay down those blankets and that basket for an outdoor feast. Whether your kind of picnic is laid-back sandwiches and watching the kids play, or you’re after a more formal BBQ picnic affair, there’s something for everyone in our scenic location.
Here are just a few local hotspots where picnicking as a family is highly recommended:
G William Noble Park
With an impressive selection of activities, from baseball fields to tennis courts to playgrounds, it’s a wonder anyone has time to sit still and enjoy a meal in this action-packed park. G William Noble Park is widely known as one of the best picnic spots in the area, in part because there’s so much room for additional activities. If you’re looking for a full day of action with time for a picnic in the middle, then this parks’ pavilions, play spaces, and benches provide the ideal backdrop to a family day out.
Luman Harris Park
For a more small-scale, low-key picnic Luman Harris park – located off Pineywood Road – is a great choice. Designed for girls softball, this park also includes one playground and ample green spaces for a fun weekend out. With great weather and some frisbees or a football, creating your own fun is the name of the game in this green space. Another popular choice for those with younger children, thanks to the flat expanse and grass and suitability of the play area.
The newest addition to outdoor spaces in Gardendale, Clemons Complex, might not be your first thought for a quiet picnic day out – but for active families, there’s so much to do and see that you can fill a full day with fun activities. Included on-site is the famous Celebration Park, with ample room for sit-down picnics, as well as the Soccer Complex with walking trails and regulation spaces alongside the new and exciting Splash Pad attraction, which draws in hundreds of families every day in the warmer months.
With such varied and beautiful spaces, there’s something to enjoy for every resident of Gardendale. Whether shade and quiet is your style of picnic or plenty of entertainment is more your thing, you can find it all here as part of the impressive range of activities available in the Gardendale area.