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Avondale Park

Located just outside of Birmingham, Avondale Park is a small town with big potential. Avondale Park has many great features that make it an excellent place to live, work and play. With the help of Avondale's Mayor William J. Moore Jr., Avondale Park is becoming more than just a small-town paradise; it's growing into something really special!

Avondale Park


Avondale Park, Birmingham's first park and home to an old zoo that we all know well by now. In 1915-1934 it hosted many events such as concerts or even weddings until relocation became necessary due to its size constraints in comparison with what they needed at the time (that being space). The amphitheater is still there though.

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, described by the National Register of Historic Places as "one of America's most distinctive and interesting urban districts," contains Avondale Park. Since the community was founded two centuries ago, changes in the Avondale neighborhood have been reflected in the development of Avondale Park. The park also protects an active natural environment and hosts a number of celebrations throughout the year. Avondale Park is both an urban refuge and part of Birmingham's culture.

The people who lived in the area around Avondale Park were miners before they became homeowners. The land that was once used for coal mining is where these original settlers built their homes and businesses, which gave birth to what we know today as "Avondale."

The story of Birmingham is deeply rooted in the history of its people and their stories. When settlers from Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia came here they found plenty to cultivate so townsfolk were born with an Alabama lawyer who would later make his fortune off land speculation as well-known Jones Valley pioneer Abner Killough sold them 1 640 acres for just $2 per acre (or less than what it costs now).

After being forced to leave his farm at County Road No. 860, James King purchased the 40 acres surrounding the spring and built a home for himself and his family. The newly formed Avondale Land Company took those 40 acres in 1885 to create a public park for the new community of Avondale.

What to do

  • Avondale Park is an ideal location for sports fans. Try your hand at baseball, tennis, or soccer on one of Avondale's many courts and fields. When you're done working up a sweat, cool off with a few rounds down the water slide.

  • Avondale offers several playgrounds for kids of all ages, as well as a petting zoo. Don't forget to check out the ducks and geese swimming in the pond!

  • Avondale Park is also home to several pavilions which can be rented for special occasions. The pavilions are perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, or company picnics. Avondale Park is a great place to spend a summer day.

What to eat and drink

There is no shortage of food options in Avondale Park. Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, you'll find something to satisfy your taste buds. The best part is that there's something for everyone, so no one has to miss out on the fun.

If you're in the mood for Mexican food, Avondale Park has a variety of restaurants to choose from. La Michoacana is known for its authentic tacos and fruit drinks while El Patron specializes in more traditional Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and burritos. Our personal favorite is Lalo's Tacos because you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

If it's something sweeter you're after, Avondale Park has a few options for that as well. Sugar Shack serves up the best cupcakes around while Sweetwater is your go-to spot if you need to satisfy any type of sweet tooth. There are also several coffee shops in Avondale Park where you can relax and enjoy a delicious beverage.

If you’re looking for a way to make your vacation more enjoyable, consider the following. First off, history buffs will enjoy learning about how their surroundings shaped this region and its people. Hike through lush forests or explore ancient ruins that date back centuries; then come home with an education that no textbook can provide. History is not all there is though. Getting outside in nature offers even more benefits like boosting moods and improving sleep quality- which makes it easier to take on life's challenges when they arise.

Birmingham, Alabama is blessed with some of the state’s most amazing parks. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • W. C. Patton Park

  • Avondale Park

  • Kelly Ingram Park

  • Brother Bryan Park

  • George Ward Park

  • Guglielmo Marconi Park

  • Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

  • Bessie Estell Park

  • East Lake Park

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location at 1500 1st Avenue North! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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