Where to Play Outside in Livingston

Lately the weather has been acting less like winter and more like mid-spring, so while we typically might be cooped up inside during the month of January, 2017 has proved to be playing by different rules so far.

If you’re bummed that winter isn’t giving you the opportunity to don your new jacket, scarf and matching gloves, think about what this does mean—you can go enjoy the Great Outdoors. And around Livingston, there are a selection of opportunities that allow you to do so.

Here are a few top spots where you can enjoy the outdoors in Livingston:

  • Jaycee Neighborhood Park is located on Hopkins Street in the northwest section of town. It includes baseball and softball fields, picnic areas, a swimming pool, tennis courts and playground equipment.
  • Lake LU is located on the University of West Alabama’s campus. Fishing and boating on Lake LU are open three days a week to the public. Around the lake, you’ll find nature trails for hiking, running, bird watching and more. Take a snack, as there are also covered areas for grilling and picnicking around the property.
  • Livingston Country Club is a private facility that is home to an 18-hole golf course.
  • Playground Street is often used for cookouts, picnics and other recreational events. It features a pavilion and water fountain, grill, picnic tables and benches.
  • Happy Hollow boasts a small park with a new playground, along with picnic tables and benches.
  • Johnson Street is a neighborhood park with a basketball court and picnic area.
  • UWA’s Campus is a great place to go for a walk, hang up a hammock or read a book surrounded by the university’s impressive architecture, historic buildings and beautiful foliage.

In addition, Sumter County and the surrounding area is home to thousands of acres of waterfowl, big and small game hunting in the David K. Nelson Wildlife Management Area. You can also camp and canoe along the banks of the Alabama, Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers.

Where will you plan your next outdoor adventure? Let us know in the comments below!

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