4 North Beach Road
Located at the West end of Fairhope Avenue, on the site on the city’s original commercial pier (dating back from 1894), the Fairhope Pier is our city’s ‘town square’. Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 1448 foot pier was rebuilt and reopened in November 2006. Designed for both strolling and fishing, the pier features benches, covered areas, restrooms, a marina and a restaurant. There is no cost to walk, but a saltwater license is required for fishing. The park is home to a lovely rose garden and fountain, plus picnic tables, pavilion, duck pond, tree trail, and a large sandy beach. Non-residents are charged park admission during the summer season. In addition to the waterfront park, numerous bluff top parks extend along the bay front.
Left in its natural state, this park is a popular spot for bird watchers. In the spring, the park’s hundreds of azalea bushes bloom beautiful pinks and reds. The park is located at the intersecton of Fairhope Avenue at Magnolia Street.
7754 U.S. 98 Alt.
Home to Fairhope Youth Football
FAIRHOPER’S COMMUNITY PARK
The Community Park features two towering corkscrews slides, a rope-climbing sphere, a musical-instrument lined sidewalk, nautical-themed equipment along with traditional swings and monkey bars. The 2,200 square foot splash pad and newly constructed pavilion is located on the south end at of Church Street and Morphy Avenue.
The community park and pavilion areas are available on a first come, first serve basis. Currently, we do not take any reservations for this park.
Address: 105 S Church St, Fairhope, AL 36532
FELS TODDLERS PARK
This is a park for children with traditional playground equipment. It is located at the intersection of Fels Avenue and Liberty Street. There are no restroom facilities at this park.
MIKE FORD TENNIS CENTER AT FAIRHOPE STIMPSON PARK
This park is home to six, lighted tennis courts, an outdoor, lighted walking track and a large area of green space. The tennis facility is open for public play and tennis lessons are also available. For information, call 251-990-9526. This park is located at the corner of Morphy Avenue and Mershon Street. Open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FAIRHOPE MUNICIPAL SPORTING PARKS / VOLANTA SPORTS PARK
701 Volanta Avenue
The 50-acre park is home to the municipal football stadium (site of annual Senior Bowl practices), indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a disc golf course, seven baseball fields, a dog park, a skate park, two gymnasiums and plenty of open green space. The park has entrances off of Greeno Road and Volanta Avenue.
701 Volanta Avenue
Located on Volanta Avenue, just south of the Fairhope Municipal Football Stadium. This is an unsupervised facility, skate at your own risk.
Skate Rules and Regulations
- Use of safety equipment such as helmets, knee & elbow pads and proper shoes are required.
- No skating against traffic on the ramps or pipes.
- Do not proceed down ramp until clear of skaters.
- No Profanity, alcohol or unruly behavior.
- Open from 8 am -8 pm
“Ala. Code 1975 s 6-5-342”
“Warning” “Under Alabama Law, a skateboard or roller skating park or rink operator is not liable for injury, damages, or death of a participant, assistant, or spectator in skateboarding or roller skating activities in the park or rink resulting from inherent risks of skateboarding or roller skating activities. If skateboarding is permitted in this facility, any person skateboarding in this facility must wear appropriate protective including helmet, elbow pads and knee pads.”
THE FAIRHOPE DOG PARK
701 Volanta Avenue
The Fairhope Dog Park is an off–leash park located in the Fairhope Municipal Sporting Park / Volanta Sports Complex. The park was a joint effort between the Fairhope Dog Park Coalition and the City of Fairhope. The two acre park consists of two sections, one for small and the other for large dogs. Each section has watering stations, benches,waste bags and collection stations. Dog owners who use the park are ask to abide by the dog park rules which are posted at the entrance of the park and are listed below.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE CITY OF FAIRHOPE DOG PARK
- Enter at your own and your dog(s) risk.
- The City of Fairhope accepts no liability for loss, damages of any human or dog while visiting the park.
- No children under the age of 16 are permitted in the park without direct adult supervision.
- No one is allowed to run with dogs and should not shout or scream at dogs in the park.
- Puppies must be at least 4 months old.
- No more than two (2) dogs per handler allowed.
- All dogs must have visible current rabies tags, be current on all vaccinations and have a City of Fairhope pet license.
- Dogs must be leashed when entering or exiting the park and owners should carry a leash at all times.
- Dogs that are ill may not enter the park.
- Flea treatment is highly recommended.
- Aggressive dogs are not allowed in the park. Dogs who show any type of aggression must be immediately leashed and removed from the park.
- No treats or toys allowed.
- No people food allowed.
- No smoking allowed.
- No spike, choke or pinch collars allowed.
- No Female dogs in heat allowed.
- Intact males must be closely supervised.
- Always clean up after yourself and your dog, bags and receptacles are provided. (Section 5-10 (b) of the Fairhope Code of Ordinances)
These rules are for the protection and safety for all dogs and their people. Please be courteous and do not allow unacceptable behavior to ruin the fun for others, dog or person. Failure to abide by these rules may result in loss of privileges. For assistance or questions during normal business hours call 251-990-0174 or after hours call 251-928-2385. Effective 5/21/13, Ordinance #1494
The Beach Park Tree Trail is located in North Beach Park at the Fairhope Municipal Pier. It contains almost 500 species of trees. The Alabama State Champion Swamp Tupelo and Hazel Alder are located in the Beach Park Trail. The Beach Park Tree Trail was a joint project between the Wisteria Garden Club and the Fairhope Tree Commission.
FAIRHOPE MUNICIPAL POOL
803 North Greeno Road
Fairhope’s Municipal Pool features an indoor/outdoor design with eight swimming lanes, a warm-up lane, a large outdoor pool and a children’s “play pool”. The pool entrance is located off of Greeno Ro
PUBLIC BOAT RAMP
1 Pier Avenue
(One is located in Magnolia Beach Park at Pier St., and the other is at North Beach Park)
Easy public boat access to Mobile Bay is provided at several locations throughout Fairhope. Pump-out facilities are located at Eastern Shore Marine on Fly Creek, 848 Sea Cliff Drive.
MARIETTA JOHNSON BOTANICAL GARDEN AND TREE TRAIL
450 Fairhope Avenue
Located on the Faulkner State Community College campus in the middle of downtown Fairhope, the garden is names for Marietta Johnson the famous educator who founded the School of Organic Education in 1907. The Marietta Johnson Botanical Garden is a joint project of Faulkner Sate Community College, the Wisteria Garden Club and the Fairhope Tree Commission.
FAIRHOPE RECREATION CENTER
803 North Greeno Road
Located on Highway 98 adjacent to the Fairhope Municipal Pool, this facility offers a fitness facility, racquet ball court, basketball gym, indoor walking track, sauna and much more. For hours of operation and costs, call 928-7270.
EASTERN SHORE WALKING & BIKE TRAIL
The Eastern Shore Trail is a project of the Baldwin County Trailblazers. Their goal is to link community to community town to countryside and people to people throughout Baldwin County. The trail map is linked below.
FAIRHOPE SOCCER COMPLEX
Located at 18383 County Road 13
40 acre, 9 field soccer complex opened in March 2017.
For information on tournaments, call 251-990-0218.