The quaint town of Montevallo is about thirty miles south of Birmingham and is home to the University of Montevallo. When Fido needs medical care, Montevallo offers two veterinarian clinics to take care of your pooch. The friendly and caring staff are ready and willing to help keep Fido happy and healthy.
Pups who enjoy exercise and running around outside will love a trip to the George Dailey Park in front of the Montevallo Middle School. The park features a playground for kids and a walking path where you can take your pup for a stroll. If you want to relax, stop off at the picnic tables and enjoy a cold bottle of water, or sit under the shade trees on a bench and enjoy the fresh air.
Although there aren’t a large variety of stores in this small town, Against The Grain Pet Nutrition is a wonderful place to buy quality food for your furry family member. The owners are friendly and helpful, and will make sure you find exactly what you need.
If you are looking for a town that reminds you of Andy Griffith’s Mayberry, Montevallo fits the description. You can spend quality time with your pup at the local parks, hiking the trails, or visiting the nature preserve while getting some exercise and having fun.
Orr Park in Montevallo is a popular destination for families and their pups. There is a stream that runs through the park providing a great place to walk and admire the sights and sounds of the water. The paved trail loops around for almost a mile, and is easily accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. As you walk through the park, you will be amazed by the unique animal carvings on tree trunks and stumps. The kids can also have fun on the playground while you relax with Fido in the gazebo or picnic pavilion. Just remember to bring your own doggie waste bags and dispose of trash in the receptacles near the restrooms. Another option for exercise is the Shoal Creek Park on Hwy 19. This 167-acre park was donated by “Betty” Mahler and features an antebellum home and a historic recreation site. Shoal Creek runs through the park where you can hike with your pup, and there are plenty of shade trees to stay out of the sun.
Stephen’s Park is situated in the Almont neighborhood and provides 20 acres of space for families to enjoy. There is a large open field where you can play with your pooch and a ¾ mile walking track where you can get some exercise. Kids and adults will also enjoy the large fishing pond where you can relax on the banks of the water while pups sniff the plants and get their feet wet. Hop on the Montevallo Parks Trail system from the park and travel east through downtown Montevallo and around the Golf course. You will even pass over a wooden bridge and the trail takes you onto the University campus. It’s easy to leave the car at Stephen’s Park and hike with your pup around town.
In the northern part of town, the Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve can be found in this neighborhood. The boardwalk that travels through the preserve is perfect to walk along and admire the plants and animals. You might see cranes, geese and even otter swimming in the water. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash as you explore the area. There are restrooms at the beginning of the trail. If you go out to the preserve in the evening, you can enjoy sunset. When looking for a fun activity for the kids and your furry family members, everyone will love the nature preserve.
One of Fido’s favorite destinations is just seven miles north of town in Alabaster. The Beneful Alabaster Dream Dog Park and Veteran’s Park is an amazing place to spend time with your pup. Covered with synthetic turf, there are separate fenced areas for both large dogs and small pups. The water splash pad made especially for Fido is perfect when the sun is shining and the weather is hot. Your energetic pooch will have fun running through the tunnels and hoops, or playing fetch on the football field. Pup parents who also enjoy exercising will love the walking course where both you and your pooch can walk some laps. Just be sure to use the doggie waste bags and clean up after Fido.
If you are searching for a place to spend time with your pup and get a history lesson, the Brierfield Iron Works Park is just seven miles south of Montevallo. You can walk through the area and read about the Brierfield Furnace that was developed in 1861. It has evolved into a historical park and offers a place to walk with your pup under the shade trees. There are public bathrooms where you can refill water bottles at the fountain and there is a swimming pool for the kids. The nature trail is perfect to let Fido sniff the plants, just remember to bring your own doggie waste bags.