Foley is proud to offer an array of parks for residents and visitors to enjoy.
From the almost 500-acre Graham Creek Nature Preserve that serves as Foley’s backyard to Heritage Park located in the heart of downtown to neighborhood parks scattered across the city, there is a public space available for family play, leisurely walks and a full array of sports and outdoor activities.
Contact: Gary Deisner
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
218 E. Rose Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
P.O. Box 1750, Foley, AL 36536
Graham Creek Nature Preserve
Foley’s Graham Creek Nature Preserve is 484 acres of natural habitats including pine savannas, wetlands and tidal marshes. It also features a canoe and kayak launch, walking and hiking trails, picnic areas, bird watching and a Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Throughout the preserve, interpretive signage identifies populations of rare plant and animal species and their habitats. To schedule an event at the preserve, contact Leslie Gahagan at 251-923-4267. For rental information, visit the preserve’s website.
Wolf Creek Park
Wolf Creek Park extends 20 acres and is located south of Baldwin County 20 on Hance Lane. Park features include a canoe and kayak launch, a fishing pier, a small pavilion and picnic areas.
Foley Dog Park
The Foley Dog Park (200 E. Orange Avenue) provides open, separate areas for large and small dogs to run and play. Both sections have water available for pets, as well as pet station supplies so owners can help keep the park clean. The park also provides benches, some shaded, for owners to relax. The park is open from dawn until dusk.
Wilbourne Antique Rose Trail
The Wilbourne Antique Rose Trail winds through downtown Foley, one block east of Highway 59. The trail begins on Violet Avenue, just north of the pavilion in Heritage Park, and extends south from Orange Avenue to Myrtle Avenue. The gracefully landscaped trail showcases hundreds of disease-resistant heritage roses of all sizes and colors.
Heritage Park (125 E. Laurel Avenue) is a six-acre park conveniently located in the heart of downtown Foley. The park is home to the Foley Depot Museum and Model Train Exhibit, as well as Centennial Plaza, built to honor Foley’s centennial in 2015. This park and its picturesque pavilion are used throughout the year for many of the city’s annual events. The park is open from dawn until midnight. To schedule an event in the park, contact the Foley Recreation Department at 251-970-5020.
John B. Foley Park
John B. Foley Park (196 N. McKenzie Street) sits along Highway 59 in downtown Foley adjacent to Heritage Park. This park is recognized for its fountain, beautiful trees and seasonal flowers. In 2016, a pedestrian bridge was built here over Highway 59, creating a convenient way for pedestrians to get from Foley’s parks to downtown businesses.
Melvin Roberts Park
Melvin Roberts Park, also called Cedar Street Park (901 N. Cedar Street), includes amenities such as baseball fields, four lighted tennis courts, basketball court, covered pavilion, playground equipment and a nature trail with a gazebo. For information, contact the Foley Recreation Department at 251-970-5020.
Max Griffin Park / Pool
Max Griffin Park (300 Roosevelt Avenue) is the home of the first swimming pool in Foley, which was built in the 1950s. Griffin Pool is open during the summer months. The hours are noon through 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon through 7:00 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 through 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Foley Kids Park
Foley Kids Park (300 Roosevelt Avenue) was built in March 2001 by volunteers and funded by donations from area residents and businesses. A favorite for parties and field trips, it is located in Max Griffin Park. The park is open from dawn until dusk.
Foley Skate Park
Foley Skate Park was added to Max Griffin Park in 2012. It consists of 6,000 square feet of obstacles that include two quarter pipes, stairs, two different grind rails, a hubba ledge and half pipe. The park is open from dawn until dusk.
Aaronville Ball Park
Aaronville Ball Park, located off W. Michigan Avenue, includes baseball and softball fields and a covered gazebo. Events can be scheduled through the Foley Recreation Department at 251-970-5020.
Florence B. Mathis Park / Aaronville Pool
Florence B. Mathis Park (Aaronville Pool) is located on S. Cedar Street. The pool is open during the summer months, Monday through Saturday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. The park also includes a shaded playground area. For information, contact the Foley Recreation Department at 251-970-5020.
Beulah Heights Park
Beulah Heights Park (809 E. Jefferson Avenue) has numerous amenities such as baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, playground equipment and a covered pavilion.
Evans Park is the newest addition to Foley’s open spaces. The park is located south of Foley High School on the north side of Park Avenue.
Raymond C. Christensen Sportsplex
Raymond C. Christensen Sportsplex (1250 Cater Lee Way) features ten baseball and softball fields as well as a public-access playground. This facility is used for city league baseball and softball and serves as a host site for many tournaments, including USSSA Global World Series.
Ralph Shumacher Soccer Park
Ralph Shumacher Soccer Park (18507 U.S. Hwy. 98) is located about 1.5 miles west of downtown Foley. This park, which includes lighted soccer fields and a concession building, is enjoyed by both city league and high school sports teams.
Foley Horse Arena
Foley Horse Arena (113 E. Rosetta Avenue) is used for an annual rodeo in August, as well as barrel-racing competitions throughout the year. The facility includes an arena, horse stalls, seating area, concession stand and public restroom facilities.