There’s a new spot to enjoy the outdoors in Shelby County—Double Oak Park is officially open. Keep reading to find out what to expect in the 750-acre park and find out why it matters for Shelby County.
All about Double Oak Park + why it matters 🌳
In 2021, Shelby County closed on 750 acres of land between Dunnavant Valley Road and Bear Creek Road. The expansion of the Dunnavant Valley Greenway includes Double Oak Park, which features 8-9 miles of single-track trail that combines with the double track.
Here’s a look at what you’ll find at the park:
- Hiking trails
- Mountain bike trails
- Horseback trails
- A picnic pavilion
Besides providing an option for recreation and a place for visitors to enjoy, the park will also preserve land from development.
“Double Oak Park is an opportunity for the Shelby County Commission to invest in an outdoor recreation park for hiking, biking, trail running, and very soon, horseback trails. The park consists of 750 acres of the tail end of the Appalachian Mountain chain in Shelby County just outside of Chelsea on County Road 43. We are excited to offer this pristine piece of the outdoors so close to residential areas and employment centers on US280.”Chad Scroggins, Shelby County, County manager
What else is happening in Shelby County 👏
Shelby County is on a roll when it comes to adding land and expanding parks. Double Oak Park is one addition of many this year!
This August, the Forever Wild Board of Trustees voted to acquire 110 acres of land adjacent to Cahaba River Park in Shelby County.
Plus, Oak Mountain State Park expanded 1644 acres in 2022. EBSCO sold the property to the Forever Wild Land Trust to preserve the land in perpetuity.
Are you excited to check out Double Oak Park? Tag @BhamNow in your pictures.