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On behalf of the Hoover Parks and Recreation Board, we are proud to share our city and its dedicated staff with the Hoover community. With nearly thirty area parks and facilities to choose from, the city has unlimited recreational opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages.

The Hoover Recreation Center is the heart of activity for the city’s parks and recreation department. The 70,000 square foot facility hosts over 75 programs in aquatics, athletics, fitness and therapeutics. We are one of only two cities in Alabama that provides full-time certified therapeutic recreation programming. All of these programs are supported with state of the art facilities and equipment including a full-size gymnasium, fitness center, indoor pool and a 1/8 mile elevated indoor walking track which overlooks our pool and gymnasium to allow uninterrupted access to our members.

Adjacent to the Recreation Center is the Hoover Senior Center, an 8,000 square foot facility with a staff dedicated to hosting numerous programs for our senior citizens. Our Senior Center is nationally known for its senior activities and structure and completes our commitment to serve all Hoover citizens of any age.

The Hoover Parks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of area parks and recreation facilities for future generations. The city has numerous sports and community parks for the benefit and enjoyment of the community.

Please come and enjoy all that the City of Hoover Parks and Recreation has to offer. Participate in the variety of programs and activities and see many reasons why Hoover’s Happening!

To contact the Hoover Parks and Recreation Board, please email Pat Frazier at or send correspondence to:

Hoover Parks and Recreation Board
600 Municipal Drive
Hoover, AL 35216

What do you want to do in the way of recreation? Take a hike, catch a ballgame, find a running trail, join a fitness center.  The City of Hoover offers a wide variety of events and recreation facilities to meet your needs. 

The Hoover Metropolitan Stadium is the largest venue in the city located on 60 acres near I-459. With a seating capacity of 15,000, amenities include banquet facilities, concession stands, barbeque picnic facilities and skybox suites.  The "Hoover Met" is the annual host to the SEC Baseball Tournament each May.  With athletic fields and a large RV park with hookups on site, it is the place to go for events and recreation sports throughout the year.

As the largest in the city, Veterans Park is located on 82 acres of pristine views including a four acre lake, one acre pond and a walking/running trail.  The park also has large playgrounds, three beach volleyball courts, three pavilions and a large veterans' memorial.

For more information about these and other locations, please see the links to the left.