Parks and Recreation
Leeds, Alabama has excellent amenities such as city parks and state-of-the-art baseball and softball complex.
Leeds Memorial Park
Leeds Memorial Park features a one and a half mile walking track with pavilion-type playground equipment for children of various ages. The City of Leeds maintains the park, which is situated on the north bank of the Little Cahaba River where it crosses Alabama Hwy. 119. Described by regional visitors as a beautiful spot, the park was established as a memorial to all veterans from the Leeds area from all branches of the military from all wars, including those killed or missing in action. Five local civic clubs and the Leeds Tree Commission maintain the flower gardens, trees, flags, and monuments. More than 22 additional civic clubs do projects to improve the park.
Leeds Sports Complex
At the far edges of the historical park and the memorial park are five baseball and softball fields and a soccer field in a $1.5-million newly opened athletic complex reserved for Leeds Youth Sports. The parks host as many as 30 baseball, softball, and soccer teams during a week of play.
The city rents pavilions to churches, civic groups and families. The walking track, playground equipment, veterans’ memorial, sports fields, pavilion rentals, and other activities bring more than 1,000 visitors, including more than 300 children, to the park annually.
In the adjacent Leeds Historical Park, located across the Little Cahaba River, the acts of valor of three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients are recounted on brass markers on a brick monument. The monument features flags from the three branches of the military service in which the three men of valor served. Leeds is known to have the most highly decorated war heroes per capita of any city in America.
This park is located at 1188-1192 Montevallo Road SW. There is no admission fee. To rent a pavilion or book a group activity, please contact the City of Leeds at 205.699.0935.
This information was provided by the Alabama Communities for Excellence.
Leeds City Park at Lane Drive
Leeds also has a city park located at the intersection of Ashville Road and Lane Drive which provides a fenced children's playground area. The park is open year round and there is no admission fee.
The Leeds Splash Pad is located on Park Drive and open during the summer to all residents of Leeds and their guests. Pavilions are available for rent and may be reserved by calling 205.699.0935.
The splash pad is free for Leeds city limit residents and their guests. Please note: You must live in the city limits of Leeds, not just have a Leeds address. Proof of residency is required. All city employees, including Leeds City Schools staff, can use the splash pad.
Proof of Residency Requirements: Present driver’s license and if license doesn’t have a Leeds address, bring a utility bill (Water Works, Power, Spire, etc) that contains your Leeds address, but it has to be the same name as on license.
Each year, splash pad opening date is tentatively scheduled for late May or early June.
Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday: Closed for maintenance (unless it falls on a holiday such as Memorial Day and Labor Day)
Once school is back in session, splash pad will be open on weekends until Labor Day.
Please stay tuned for annual splash pad openings and closings.
To keep up with regular splash pad news and opening/closing updates, please visit Leeds Splash Pad Facebook page.
Download Splash Pad and Pavilion Rental Policy/Information
To Book Pavilions and Other City Amenities, please call 205.699.0935.
Leeds Creek Bank Festival
The Leeds Creek Bank Festival is held in May of each year hosted by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce at the Leeds Memorial Park. Plan to attend for fun and fellowship with a full day of festivities and plenty of shopping at arts and craft booths, vendor booths, a full schedule of stage entertainment, food, activities for the entire family.