If you are in the Montevallo area in Shelby County, Alabama, come to Orr Park and check out their pawsome walking trail. This paved loop path is about one mile long, and is dog, stroller, and wheelchair furiendly. Be sure to keep your canine companion on a leash no longer than six feet.
The trail starts on Park Road right at the entrance to the park and meanders along the banks of the Shoal Creek where you and your pooch can take a dip if it is warm enough. The path continues around the outside of the main park, past the pavilions and gazebo where there are restrooms and water access, and through large oak trees that provide shade for you and Fido.
The tree carvings are what the Orr Park Trail is known for as they adorn the park along the trail and throughout the rest of the park. A local artist, Tim Tingle, carved works of art into the damaged oak trees in the park, which is why it is sometimes referred to as Tinglewood Trail. You will see gnomes, dragons, fish, snakes, and all sorts of other faces and designs in the trees along the path.
You and your pooch will see plenty of wildlife and wildflowers, as well as a small waterfall in the creek. The forty-acre park also has playgrounds and ball fields that you will walk past, and features benches and water fountains for your convenience. Although they do not have doggy bag dispensers, there are plenty of trash cans to dispose of waste, so bring your own baggies. This pupular park can get busy on the weekends, so if you have a shy pup, a visit during the week may be better.
The Orr Park Trail is a unique place for a nice walk. Bring your adventurous pup today!