points of interest

Limestone Park




      Limestone Park


          1. Picnic Areas
          2. Walking Trail

          Limestone Park in Alabaster is approximately 100 acres of locally rare habitats including one of the largest beaver marshes in the area, a Water Tupelo Swamp (rare in this part of the state), wet marsh, and open grasslands. It is a featured site on the Alabama Birding Trails system and is considered one of the best birding locations in the greater Birmingham metro area.

          • Approximately 1.2 miles (round trip) of gravel road for walking or driving access
          • Birding observation deck (handicap accessible)
          • Central pond where many families fish (fishing line disposal containers available – please protect our year round Pied-Billed Grebe)
          • Home of the Alabaster RC Airplane Club
          • Home of Manna Ministries’ Manna Farms charity garden
          • Home to nesting Anghinas and Tree Swallows (both rare nesters for Alabama and only known to nest in Limestone Park in Central Alabama)
          • Mowed nature trail through the wet meadow and along the beaver marsh
          • Over 500 species of plants, animals, birds, fish, reptiles, and insects have been recorded so far in the park with more being added often
          • Two native prairie plant restoration plots maintained by Birmingham Audubon volunteers