6 must-try things around the Hoover Met you’ll love

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Make a splash! (Hoover Metropolitan Complex)

From parks to family events, Hoover Met has become one of the buzziest spots. There’s so much to do, so keep reading to find out everything that’s happening in Brock’s Gap.

1. Brock Gap’s Brewing Company

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Look at this taproom. (Summer Guffey / Bham Now)

The newest edition to Hoover is finally open. We’re excited to see Brock Gap’s Brewing Company bring craft beer to a family-friendly safe space next to the Hoover Met.

When you visit, you should try one of the ten beers they have on tap. There are also 18 televisions to keep you entertained. Cheers!

2. The Finley Center

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Finley Center is home to Pickle Ball Tournaments. (Bruno Event Team)

Part of the Hoover Met Complex, The Finley Center almost always has something going on for the whole family. During the week the indoor walking track is open, so you can get those steps in while also avoiding the fluctuating weather.

Recently the center held a pop-up market for vintage shopping. Check their calendar for any upcoming events you might be interested in!

3. Hoover Met Stadium

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The main field at the Hoover Met. (Hoover Met Complex)

Probably the most iconic part of the Hoover Met Complex, the stadium is not just limited to baseball, but you can watch beach volleyball and soccer games here as well.

In fact, with over 10K seats, you can also have large-scale fundraising events and corporate meetings.

4. Playground & Splash Pad

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It’s almost warm enough! (Hoover Met Complex)

As another exciting part of the Hoover Met Complex, the 15,000 square-foot playground and 7,000 square-foot splash pad is fun for all people.

This park in Brock’s Gap is designed to meet the needs of those with disabilities and mobility issues. That way everyone can enjoy the fun. Once it’s warm enough, make a splash at Hoover’s Spashpad and Playground.

5. The Village

Sitting right off of Brock Gap’s Parkway and across the street from the Hoover Met, you’ll find The Village, a bustling shopping center with exciting and new shops. There’s something entertaining for the whole family whether that be window shopping or doing.

Check out some of the sweet amenities that the Village at Brock’s Gap offers:


  • Cakeeffect
  • Clean Eatz Cafe
  • Santo’s Coffee Shop
  • Moe’s Original BBQ
  • Tre Luna
  • The Whole Scoop


  • The Trak Shop
  • The Pointe Dance Arts
  • Motion Therapy
  • Burn Boot Camp
  • Touch & Glow Nail Spa

P.S.: It’s Girl Scout’s Cookie season and the Girl Scouts like to set up stands at The Village. Next time you drive by, look out for those cookie experts.

6. Black Creek Mountain Bike Park

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I think I have my weekend plans ready. (Black Creek)

Hoover’s 73-acre mountain bike park opened in June 2019.  Located along Stadium Trace Parkway across from the Lake Wilborn community, this park offers 5 miles of trails built into the natural terrain. There are trails for all level riders

Will you be heading over soon? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know.

Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

Art enthusiast and expert on all things tea.

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