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Dothan is home to many parks and community centers that are available for neighborhood events, recreational games, and sports tournaments. There are parks to accommodate softball, baseball, tennis, soccer, and even BMX events. Many of the community centers also have rooms available for parties or social events.

Westgate Park

Westgate Park is the largest city park in Dothan, comprised of a community recreation center, 5-field softball complex, 6-field baseball complex, football stadium, special needs sports fields, tennis complex, BMX track, biking trail and walking trails.  Also located within Westgate Park is Water World, Dothan’s very own water theme park, and a Houston County Library Extension.

501 Recreation Road

Eastgate Park

Eastgate Park is 197 acres of green recreation space.  It is anchored by a large rental house with outdoor pool, large picnic pavilion, sand volleyball court, and playground.  Surrounding Eastgate Park is a 2 mile walking trail with a ¼ mile boardwalk, 2 stocked fish ponds, and an archery range.  There is also a fenced-in dog park, allowing pet owners to take their pets off-leash to enjoy a green space with exercise equipment.  Adjoining Eastgate Park is the Lowell Roundtree Baseball Park with 4 fields.

  • Specs:
    • 4 baseball fields with 200’ fences
    • 1 baseball field with 325’ fence
    • Batting cage, concession stand, press box, playground
    • Rental house
    • Outdoor pool
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Sand volleyball court
    • Playground
    • Fenced dog park
    • 2 mile walking trail with ¼ mile boardwalk
    • 2 stocked fish ponds
    • Archery range
    • Biking trail

2049 Sanitary Dairy Road

Andrew Belle Community Center

Andrew Belle Community Center provides year-round activities for members of the community in their center, which houses computer rooms, game rooms, a gymnasium, and a playground and splash pad.  It also features 2 tennis courts, and two ball fields.

  • Specs:
    • Paige Field – baseball field with 200’ fence
    • Jemison Field – dirt infield softball field with 300’ fence
    • Community Center – Computer rooms, game rooms, gymnasium, playground, splash pad
    • Tennis courts
    • Swimming Pool

1270 Lake Street

Beaver Creek Trail

Dothan boasts the only urban Forever Wild Land Trust Trail in Alabama. Winding ten miles on the northwest side of town, Beaver Creek Trail is brand new and full of challenges for trail biking and hiking. This trail is marked and easy to navigate, with two entrances – one on Flowers Chapel Road, and the other on Fortner Street. Three miles of trail are open currently, and all ten miles will be open on October 1, 2016.

3636 Fortner Street

199 Narcisse Drive

Dothan National Golf Club and Hotel

Dothan National Golf Club and Hotel features a par 72, 18-hole course designed around the natural flowing hills of lower Alabama.  Lined with majestic pine trees and wildlife, this course is coupled with a hotel that offers stay and play packages. Dothan National also offers membership options.

7410 US-231

(334) 677-3326

Doug Tew Recreation Center

Doug Tew Recreation Center is Dothan’s first recreation center, built to service the surrounding community.  It includes an auditorium, gymnasium, full kitchen, and meeting rooms, as well as a playground, outdoor pool, and basketball court.  The sports complex features 1 softball field and 4 baseball fields. 

  • Specs:
    • Hewes Field – dirt infield softball field with 300’ fence
    • Hannahan Field – baseball field with 325’ fence
    • Rotary, Ingram, and Coleman Fields – baseball field with 180’ fences
    • Auditorium
    • Gymnasium
    • Full kitchen & meeting rooms
    • Playground
    • Outdoor pool

300 Garland Street

Highland Oaks, a Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Highland Oaks offers three nine-hole championship courses a nine-hole Short Course. The Highlands/Magnolia combination was named by Golf Digest's "Places to Play" as one of the nation's Great Value courses. Highland Oaks also offers a pro shop, clubhouse, grill, and membership options.

904 Royal Parkway

(334) 712-2820

James Oates Park

  James Oates Park is a 87 -acre park that features two complexes – a six-field baseball complex, and a six-field softball complex.  Each complex features ample parking, a concessions building, and a press box.  Future plans for James Oates Park include a rental pavilion, walking trails, community playground, and community activity center.  For more information about booking future events at James Oates Park, please contact Visit Dothan.

  • Six softball fields – tournament style dirt infield softball fields with 225’ fences
  • Six baseball fields – tournament style baseball fields with 225’ fences
  • Bleacher seating
  • Concessions
  • Press box
  • Paved walking trails around the park

300 Taylor Road

Kilgore’s Roundabout Plantation

This player friendly, fun course is a great alternative to larger courses. Its 18 holes are surrounded by a picturesque setting with five lakes and tree lines. This championship course features tiff eagle greens, and a separate putting green and driving range are also on site.

321 Roundabout Drive, Cowarts, AL

(334) 793-3300

Rip Hewes Athletic Complex

Rip Hewes Athletic Complex is home to Dothan’s largest football stadium, which features 10,000 seats and a recently renovated press box.  The stadium is used for Dothan’s high school football games and community events.  Also in the complex are two softball fields, one baseball field, and a concession stand.

  • Specs:
    • Football stadium with 10,000 seats, press box, and ticket booth
    • Colby/Bottom Fields –dirt infield softball fields with 300’ fences, bleacher seating
    • Pittman Field – grass infield baseball field with 425’ fence, 500 seat bleachers
    • Concession Stand

1701 Stadium Drive

Water World

Located within Westgate Park, Water World is Dothan’s Most Exciting Beach!  This 12 acre park features a giant wave pool, triple flume water slide, Great White water slide, and kiddie pool, with plenty of pool decks for sunning and enjoying the hot summer days.  In addition to the water park, you’ll find a fully stocked gift shop, video arcade, and concession stand, as well as a picnic pavilion for you to host a birthday party or cool off with an ice cream.  Admission is charged for entry.

  • Specs:
    • Giant wave pool with floats for rent
    • Triple flume water slide
    • Great White water slide
    • Kiddie pool with kiddie slide
    • Gift shop
    • Arcade
    • Concession stand

401 Recreation Road

Walton Park Recreation Center

Walton Park Recreation Center features a community center with an outdoor pool, picnic pavilion, gymnasium, weight room, full kitchen, meeting rooms, and a 2/3 mile walking trail.  The sportsplex features 2 baseball fields with a batting cage and 2 tennis courts.

  • Specs:
    • Thomas Field – baseball field with 225’ fence
    • Belle Field – baseball field with 325’ fence
    • Community Center – gymnasium, outdoor pool, picnic pavilion, weight room, full kitchen, meeting rooms
    • 2/3 mile walking trail, batting cage, 2 tennis courts

122 Walton Park Drive

Wiregrass Recreation Center

Wiregrass Recreation Center is the former home of Dothan’s minor league baseball team.  In the community center, it includes a gymnasium, full kitchen, meeting rooms, weight room, an outdoor pool, and a playground.  The sports park includes 9 tennis courts, 3 softball fields, and a batting cage.

  • Specs:
    • Howard Field – grass infield softball field with 200’ fence
    • Waller Field – grass infield softball field with 200’ fence
    • McCullough Field – dirt infield softball field with 225’ fence with bleacher seating for 400 spectators
    • Community center – gymnasium, full kitchen, meeting rooms, weight room, outdoor pool, playground
    • 9 tennis courts, batting cage

620 Sixth Avenue Dothan