The Akridge Arboretum Park is a one-acre park that was established in 1993. A group of citizens, which is now knows as the Akridge Arboretum Society, was motivated
to develop plans for restoration fo the land that was once used as an elementary school playground and develop a nature park.
In 1993, the group reached out locally for assistance in developing and maintaining the facility. The result is a volunteer work force working side-by-side, planning,
and planting with the assistance and support of the City of Calera to develop the park.
The Akridge Arboretum Park was developed around the Historic Presbyterian Church, which is now used for weddings and reunions. The park was dedicated and named after the late Willie Akridge for his dedication and service as principal for Calera High School.
For rental information on the historic Presbyterian Church for weddings contact City Hall at 205-668-3500.
The Akridge Arboretum Society has recently worked with Landscape Architects at Southern Living to develop a master plan for the renovation of the park which is now in the process of being implemented.
Akridge Arboretum Park is located at 1965 14th Street, Calera, AL 35040.
Eagle Sports Complex
The Eagle Sports Complex is a 65-acre park providing municipal football field, baseball/softball fields and soccer fields.
The Eagle Sports Complex is located at 3176 Country Road 20, Calera, AL 35040. You may also arrive by navigating to 100 Calera Eagle Drive. From there, go straight at the stop sign and make the first turn to the right to enter the Eagle Sports Complex.
George W. Roy Recreational Park
George W. Roy Recreational Park is a 28 acre park built with a partnership between Shelby County and the City of Calera with a 1/2-mile asphalt lit walking trail around it.
It also has a playground and pavilions for family gatherings and birthday parties.
George W. Roy Recreational Park was built in 2004 and dedicated to our longtime Mayor George W. Roy in appreciation for his many years of dedicated service, devotion, and commitment to our city.
George Roy Park is located at 2465 2nd Avenue, Calera, AL 35040.
Oliver Park Sports Complex is 58 acre park that provides municipal football field, baseball/softball fields, and basketball courts.
The Park also has other recreational facilities such as: playgrounds, a nature trail, walking track, and pavilions for family gatherings and community events. Oliver Park is also the home of the Calera High School Ricky M. Cairns football stadium and a baseball and softball stadium.
Oliver Park is located at 9758 Hwy 25, Calera, AL 35040.