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Located on 176 acres, Lagoon Park Trails offers miles of natural surface single-track and double-track paths for bicycling and walking, running, bird watching, and photography.  Meandering through hardwood forest and pine flats, over meadows, along a creek and around a scenic lagoon, you can get an up-close glimpse of wildlife, wading birds, and water fowl.
The Trail is adjacent to Lagoon Park, a large regional park located in northeast Montgomery, Alabama. The developed area of Lagoon Park includes a softball complex, recognized as one of the premier softball facilities in the United States, hosting most of the area’s league and tournament play. Lagoon Park is also home to a 17-court tennis complex, an 18-hole golf course, The Grill restaurant, a Vita course, Pete Peterson Lodge, picnic shelters, and playgrounds. 

The park covers approximately 432 acres composed of mature forests, meadows, wetlands, and creeks. It is through this wild and beautiful landscape that the Lagoon Park Trail meanders for over five miles. 

 

The Lagoon Park Trails, Inc. became a 501(c)(3) corporation in September, 2016, allowing all gifts to be tax deductible.

Address: Near 2770 Gunter Park Drive East Montgomery, AL 36109.

Directions: From the north/west, take Congressman Dickinson Drive east to Gunter Park Drive East. From the south/east, take the North Eastern Blvd north to Lagoon Park Drive.

 

Hours: Sunrise to sunset.


Parking and Access: Parking is available at the Lagoon Park Trail south parking lot at the corner of Gunter Park Drive East and Lagoon Park Dr. Additional parking is available at Pete Peterson lodge.

History of the Lagoon Park Trail

In 2011, a group of local business people and interested citizens saw an opportunity to enhance an underutilized area between two parks and adjacent the city golf course. Today, the Friends of the Lagoon Park Trail is working to assist the city in the development of the trail. Through the partnership with the city, a grant from ADECA, and with the support of wonderful volunteers, the trail has become a beautiful reality.

The Lagoon Park Trail has primarily been developed and maintained through the generous support of numerous
military workdays and thousands of civilian volunteer hours. The Lagoon Park Trail Group receives no regular
government funding for upkeep and future development of the trail, thus we are totally reliant on corporate,
small business and personal contributions as well as endless volunteer labor hours. For the trail to be a place
that we are all be proud of and that we can all enjoy, we need everyone’s support.

 

This is your Park!
 

You might ask yourself “How can I help?” You can go to our Facebook page and volunteer for the next work day.
You can also make donations through Paypal by clicking the Donate button at the top of this page. There is one final way you can help, by asking your employer to make a corporate donation or even an annual donation. This can be done by writing a check or using a debit or credit card. If there is anyone interested in discussing how to become a contributor to Lagoon Park Trail, please email us at lagoonparktrail@yahoo.com or contact any of the Board members and they will be glad to discuss with you ways to contribute. Every cent donated to the Trail will go back to the trail for maintenance and expansion. The Lagoon Park Trail, Inc. is now a 501 (c) (3) and all donations are now tax deductible.

   Board of Directors

Edward R. Grimes (Founder)

Business Services, MAX Credit Union

Montgomery, Alabama

Edward Fleming                                                                                                                 Paul E. Burkett

Hodges Commercial Real Estate                                                                                           Attorney at Law

Montgomery, Alabama                                                                                                       Montgomery, Alabama

Russell Stringer                                                                                                                   Councilman Richard R. Bollinger

Urban Forester, City of Montgomery                                                                                     Montgomery City Council, District 1

Montgomery, Alabama                                                                                                       Montgomery, Alabama

Will O’Connor                                                                                                                   Jeffory L. Feet

Commercial Real Estate Investments                                                                                      President, Alabama Bicycle  Coalition         Montgomery, Alabama                                                                                                       Montgomery, Alabama

         

Col. Mark R. Langley, USAF (Ret.)                                                                                        David Diestelhorst

Langley and Associates, LLC                                                                                                Commercial Real Estate Investments

Kimble Aviation and Logistical Services, Inc.                                                                         Montgomery, Alabama

Titus, Alabama

 

Mark C. Jenkins                                                                                                                 Judy A. Robbins

Analyst, Synovus Bank                                                                                                        Retired Accountant

Montgomery, Alabama                                                                                                       Montgomery, Alabama

Kitty Chamberlain                                                                                                               Michael A Fritz Sr

Long Range Planning City of Montgomery                                                                             Fritz Law Firm

Montgomery, Alabama                                                                                                       Montgomery, Alabama

Chris DeBardlebon

Retired IT Specialist

Montgomery, Alabama

                                                                                                             

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