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St. Albans City Park Set to Open April 15th

St. Albans City Park Set to Open April 15th

You’ve been cooped up all winter, and you’re ready for a change of scenery with some fresh air. The springtime sun is shining, and the birds are singing. St. Albans City Park in St. Albans, West Virginia, opens on April 15th. It offers locals and visitors a variety of amenities, including a dog park, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, disc golf, and more.

So, if you’re ready to get some exercise, spend time with your family or with your furry friend. Or you need to get outside and enjoy the outdoors; St. Albans City Park makes for the perfect location. Mark your calendars for April 15th, and plan to visit soon!

Relax & Have Fun at St. Albans City Park in St. Albans, West Virginia

If you’re looking for a great place to relax and have some fun, St. Albans City Park is the perfect spot. Located in scenic St. Albans, West Virginia, the park offers something for everyone:

St. Albans City Park Set to Open April 15th - Hiking Trails at St. Albans City Park - St. Albans WV

 

Hiking Trails at St. Albans City Park – St. Albans WV

Hiking Trails

Our City Park has multiple hiking trails that wind through the wooded areas. These make for a great nature walk and are perfect for getting some exercise. Our hiking and biking trails have varying surfaces and difficulty levels. Our hiking and biking trails offer a scenic view as they meander along our serene and quiet wooded areas. For a complete inventory of trails, please check out this website.

Playgrounds

The playgrounds at St. Albans City Park are a great place for kids to play and explore. With multiple playgrounds, there is something for every child to enjoy. City Park has various playground equipment, including a slide, swings, monkey bars, and more.

Picnic Shelters at St. Albans City Park

 

Picnic Shelters at St. Albans City Park

Picnic Shelters

The covered picnic shelters at St. Albans City Park are perfect for having your next family or organization gathering. With plenty of space for dining and activities and convenient amenities like restrooms and charcoal grills, the picnic shelters make hosting a gathering easy and enjoyable. Picnic Shelters are available for reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Disc Golf

Our 18-hole Disc Golf Course at St. Albans City Park is perfect for players of all skill levels, and it offers a variety of different obstacles and challenges to test your skills. So grab your friends and head on over to the park for a day of fun disc golf. For more information, give us a call at 304-722-4625.

Dog Park at St. Albans City Park

 

Dog Park at St. Albans City Park

Dog Park

The Dog Park at St. Albans City Park is the perfect place for your furry friend to run and play. Our dog park offers a large open area for dogs to roam free and various obstacles and activities for them to enjoy. The dog park is located at the top of the first hill, just beyond Shelter 2. No reservations are required for the dog park.

Fun day at the St. Albans City Park Pool in St. Albans, WV

Swimming Pool Opens May 28th

The City Park Pool is the perfect spot to cool down during the summer months. The St. Albans City Park Pool will open for the season on Saturday, May 28th. Complete details on hours and pool passes will be available for purchase soon.

Butterfly Garden & Monarch Waystation

 

Butterfly Garden & Monarch Waystation at St. Albans City Park

Butterfly Garden & Monarch Waystation

St. Albans City Park’s Butterfly Garden & Monarch Waystation is one stop on a long journey south for the Monarch butterfly. Thanks to the hard work of local volunteers, middle school students and their teachers, and the City of St. Albans, this garden is a beautiful place for Monarch butterflies to rest and refuel as they make their way to Mexico.

Upcoming Events at St. Albans City Park

April

May

  • 5/28/2022 – Swimming Pool Opens w/ Community Pool Party
  • Swim Team Starts
  • End of School Pool Party – FREE

June

  • 6/3 & 6/17 Free Pool Parties 
  • Swim Meets & Swim Lessons

July

  • 7/9 – Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • 7/1 & 7/15 – Pool Parties
  • Swim Lessons
  • Hot Dog Eating Contest

August

  • 8/5 –  Back to School Pool Party-Elementary Students, Free Admission 7:00–8:30 pm.

September

  • Dog-a-Palooza Event at the City Park and Pool (FREE) 10 am-2 pm

Park Hours

St. Albans City Park hours are typically from dawn to dusk, seasonally. Some special events may have different hours of operation, so please check our events page on our website regularly for updates.

How to Reserve Park Facilities

Reserving a park facility is easy. Just give us a call at 304-722-4625, and we’ll be happy to help you reserve the perfect spot for your next event. Remember that park facilities are available for reservation on a first-come, first-serve basis. So plan accordingly.

Driving Directions

St. Albans City Park is accessible from either Charleston or Huntington, West Virginia. Take the short drive to St. Albans from I-64. From Kanawha Terrace in St. Albans, turn Left onto Vine Street. Follow Vine Street for 0.2mi, then turn Right onto Valley Pike / Observatory Drive. Drive 0.2mi towards the entrance sign to enter the park. Our address is 931 Observatory Drive, St. Albans, WV 25177

Frequently Asked Questions about St. Albans City Park

No, there is no overnight camping allowed in the park.

No, there is no overnight parking allowed in the park.

No, there is no entry fee to get into St. Albans City Park.

Yes, there are public restrooms located at the picnic shelters and the pool complex.

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks into the park. However, glass containers and alcohol are not permitted.

Yes, pets are welcome in the park as long as they are on a leash and under the control of their owner at all times. Pets are not allowed in the swimming pool area or in any of the buildings.

If you see something or someone suspicious in the park, please contact the St. Albans Police Department at 304-727-2252.

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