Maplesville City Park offers forty acres of mixed hardwood & pine, with two athletic fields. A paved, 1/3 mile walking trail and several additional unpaved pathways provide opportunities to bird the woodlands, including several creeks that intersect the park. Though this is a medicore site compared to several others, there are some wonderful surprises to be expected, particularly in spring with Northern Parulas and Summer Tanagers breeding here.
The walking trails give easy access to the open habitat along the trail, which is home to Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Brown Thrashers, and Carolina Wrens, along with canopy-dwelling birds such as White-breasted Nuthatches, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers and Pine Warblers. Be sure to visit nearby Confederate Memorial Park if planning a visit here.
GPS: N32 46.717′ | W086 52.926′
Town of Maplesville
9400 Al Hwy 22
Maplesville, Al 36750
(334) 366-4211 or (334) 366-4212
The 1/3 mile paved walking trail provides access to much of the park. This park can be birded in an hour or less.
From Confederate Memorial Park, follow AL 22 West into Clanton and follow further to Maplesville. At Caution light, go L (this is still AL22). Turn on second road on R “Shanks Drive”; see park sign. 2 ball-fields on L, go thru fence, behind flag to access Maplesville City Park.
Amenities Available: Paved Trails, Picnic Tables, Wheelchair Accessible
Confederate Memorial Park is a little-known jewel. The upper portion of the park features open understory and mature canopy trees — outstanding for flycatchers, woodpeckers, bluebirds, warblers, and vireos. The cemetery area affords open views of sky …