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Parks & nature in Hoover

Park
“Great place for a hike. There's so much history here as you wind your way up and down the mountain. You will pass old mines and see the remains of the buildings when this was an active mining location and the company had an entire "village" in place on the mountain.”
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Park
“Nature preserve 349 acre hiking trails with streams and climbable boulders.”
9local recommendations
Park
“This place is wonderful because of the flowers, walking trails, lake and it is FREE!”
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Park
“Lakeside green space with a 3-mile running trail, playgrounds, volleyball courts & a war memorial.”
3local recommendations
Park
“Tennis Courts, Baseball and Soccer Fields, running track, creek, playground.”
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Park
“Wald Park is a great place to exercise whether you are by yourself or with your family. There are multiple tennis courts, a pool (the city puts a giant bubble around the pool in the winter time so you can still use it) and two playgrounds. The busiest times are usually right after work or if there are baseball games/practices going on, but there is always plenty of parking. There are tons of lights that come on at dusk, so you can rest assured that you'll be able to see what you're doing right up until the park closes at 9 p.m. If you're using the track (2.5 laps = 1 mile), be sure to check the signs near the pool so you know which direction to run/walk in on each day...it changes. ”
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Dog Run
“Distance from house: 30 minutes Why we like them: We are willing to make the drive because the dog park is so well taken care of; it’s part of Red Mountain Park, so you can also do some hiking (if your dog is up for that also); large, separated areas for small, large, and special needs dogs with shaded and sunny areas in each ”
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Trail
1local recommendations