Downtown Haleyville has something for everyone! From going for a night out on the town with that special someone; to a place to grab a quick bite for your family before you rush off to soccer, football, cheer practice, or the myriad of other things that we do each day.
Because locally owned businesses keep their profits in the community and are more likely to purchase goods and services from local sources, consumer spending at these businesses has a multiplier effect that increases local economic activity and creates jobs.
The Haleyville Parks and Recreation Department
1901 11th Avenue Highway 13 South Haleyville, AL 35565
(205) 486-3532 | Pool: (205) 486-7969 | Fax: (205) 486-9048
The City of Haleyville is proud of the services that the Haleyville Parks and Recreation Department provide for the citizens of Haleyville. The department is a member of the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association. Along with the director, there are three full-time personnel and four part-time personnel. Seasonal personnel assist during peak seasons. The lifeguards at the pool are certified through the American Red Cross.
Activities include: Senior Citizens Fitness Class: October – Mid May; Youth Soccer: August; Youth Volleyball: August; Youth Basketball: November; Tee Ball: March; Youth Fast Pitch Softball: March; Swimming Lessons: June; Water Aerobics: June-August; Youth Swim Team: May – July; Public Swim: June 1 – school begins; Dance – Offered by Dance Creations: Tuesdays; Free Play Basketball: Afternoons and Sundays; Open Tennis: Daily
Mini Gym – located on 14th Avenue
Home of the Senior Fitness Program and organized activities for ages 5 – 8
Swimming Pool – The pool is ADA accessible with a lowering chair for those with disabilities. The pool is a six lane, 25 yard pool that ranges in depth from 3′ to 5′. The diving well is from 9 – 13 feet and has two, one meter boards.
Rocky Ravine/City Lake Park – can be accessed from Highway 195 or 20th Street. The 140 acre park is made up of walking trails, hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing, waterfalls and full of wonderful things to see in this very serene setting right in the heart of town. City Lake also has a great playground and Rocky Ravine has a small playground and swings. Rocky Ravine is a natural gorge with a flowing stream.
Scout Hut – A place for our both our boy and girls scouts to meet. The land was donated to the city with the understanding that scouts have first choice at scheduling. The facility is rented out during open times for birthday parties, reunions etc.
Ball Fields – located on 10th Avenue. Currently the city owns and maintains two softball fields and one tee ball field.
Tennis Courts – located on 10th Avenue. There are four hard courts. The tennis courts are used by the Haleyville High School Tennis Team. During the high school tennis season, court time is limited but available. Courts are open for public play.
Golf Course – Haleyville Country Club 1331 Old Airport Rd, Haleyville, AL 35565
(205) 486-3906 18 holes over 5881 yards with a par of 70 (Private Equity Facility)
Scenic City Lake in Haleyville is open year around and offers fishing, hiking trails and waterfalls.
There are six recreation areas scattered about the Bankhead National Forest, each offering a unique experience of its own. Facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and swimming are abundant. All facilities are designed with forest users in mind and provide varying challenges for everyone from the novice to the expert. Forest users will find that each area has its own personality and with the changing seasons, even that personality will change. USDA Forest Service information
Upper Bear Creek Reservoir is known best for its black bass (largemouth and spotted) fishing, but fishing for crappie, catfish and bream is good also. The lake is renowned for its trophy bass fishing. Fish over 5 pounds are common, with 8 pound and larger bass being taken each year. According to the 1995-2005 Alabama B.A.I.T. reports, Upper Bear has been ranked first-5 times and second-3 times, for the least number of angling hours exerted to catch a bass in excess of 5 pounds. In 2005, it took an average of 114 tournament-angler hours to catch a bass over 5 pounds, ranking it number 1 in Alabama. Camping, fishing, lodging, boating, swimming, and an educational information can be found at BearCreekLakes.com
Other Points of Interest
There are numerous recreational, educational and cultural sites located within driving distance of Haleyville, Alabama. The following is a small list of those points of interest:
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia, Alabama on Highway 72.
Children’s Museum of the Shoals at 2810 Darby Drive, Florence, Alabama.
W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum, and Library at Florence, Alabama.
Tennessee River Adventures at Rogersville, Alabama.
Dismal Canyon is located in Phil Campbell, Alabama
Red Bay Water Park is located in Red Bay, Alabama
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge at Decatur, Alabama.
Point Mallard Park in Decatur, Alabama.
Ave Maria Grotto at the Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.
Cullman Flea Market in Cullman, Alabama.
Madison Square Mall in Huntsville, Alabama.
U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama.
First Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM
Post #33, 26th St., behind the Lions Den on Hwy 5
2nd Monday of each month at 6PM
VFW Post Home located at intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 17
Commander is Dwight Thomas 205 269-6958
Noon on Tuesdays at the Galley
Noon on Thursdays Lakeland Community Hospital
Noon on Thursdays at the Galley
Haleyville High Alumni Association
First Saturday in June
Fraternal Order Of Police
Haleyville Merchants Association
Meets Third Tuesdays 7:00 PM
Noon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Galley
HHS Athletic Boosters Club
Free State Shrine Club
Meets Second Thursday 7:00 PM