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July 2023 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Park & Recreation Month

Parks & Recreation Month


Since 1985, the United States has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation Month. The idea for this month was developed by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The theme selected for July 2023 is Where Community Grows, to celebrate the vital role park and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities.

For more information, visit

National Parks, State Parks, and Historic Places in Alabama

Here is the list of national parks and national historic places in Alabama:

Horseshoe Bend  National Military Park    Selma To Montgomery  National Historic Trail

Little River Canyon National Preserve       Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

Muscle Shoals  National Heritage Area     Tuskegee Airmen  National Historic Site

Natchez Trace  Parkway                           Tuskegee Institute  National Historic Site

Russell Cave  National Monument

For more information, please visit the National Park Service site's results for Alabama and a map. Both sites have a "By the Numbers" including number of visitors, landmarks (as well as links to information about the landmarks), and projects.

Here is the list of state parks in Alabama (numbers correspond to those on the map below):

  1. Bladon Springs State Park               2. Blue Springs State Park     3. Buck's Pocket State Park   

  4. Cathedral Caverns                           5. Cheaha State Park             6. Chewacla State Park      

  7. Chickasaw State Park                      8. DeSoto State Park              9.  Frank Jackson State Park     

10.  Gulf State Park                              11. Joe Wheeler State Park    12. Lake Guntersville State Park 

13.  Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala  14. Lake Lurleen State Park    15. Lakepoint Resort State Park  

16. Meaher State Park                          17. Monte Sano State Park     18. Oak Mountain State Park    

19. Paul M. Grist State Park                 20. Rickwood Caverns

21. Roland Cooper State Park              22. Wind Creek State Park

For more information, visit Alabama State Parks   

Alabama State Parks' Map


Books & E-Books

These are a few of the books and e-books related to recreation and parks accessible to LWLC patrons:

"Wildflowers and Waterfalls"

One video produced by Outdoor Alabama in conjunction with Alabama State Parks describes the spring foliage in three Alabama state parks. Outdoor Alabama has other youtube videos describing individual parks.

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