Explore a Local Park: Culpepper Park

Xena gives Culpepper Park her “woof” of approval. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The city of Cullman and Cullman County have no shortage of great parks with something for everyone to enjoy. From the city’s Art Park and Wild Water to the county’s OHV Park and Smith Lake, the range of activities available is broad. Thursday, the Tribune set out to explore all of the many beautiful parks within Cullman County. We’ll visit one each week.

Culpepper Park is a quiet park located in northwest Cullman on 2 acres at the corner of Primrose Drive and Tanner Drive. It’s one of several neighborhood parks located throughout the city. It may not have the huge attractions of some of the larger parks, but sometimes, a nice quiet stroll or a place to sit and listen to the birds is what a person is looking for.

The park is open from sunrise to sundown and features a large slide, swings, see-saw, a large new rope playground and a baseball field. The playground is adjacent to a subdivision, so this is not a playground for a large rowdy crowd. It’s perfect for the neighborhood kids and visitors looking for a quiet place to enjoy.

The playground is nestled in a wooded area that provides much needed shade on hot summer days. The woods also invite songbirds who provide lovely background music for a day of relaxation. Pets are also welcome at Culpepper Park, and with a mix of open sunny areas and shaded ones, it is a nice place to bring your dog for some exercise. Complimentary doggy poop bags are provided.

The ballfield is well maintained but appeared a bit lonely Thursday due to COVID-19 restrictions. During a normal spring and summer, the field is a perfect little place for the neighborhood kids to practice hitting and fielding or get together for a fun game. Behind the ballfield is a large grassy area that is a nice spot to sit in the sun or throw around a frisbee.

The main attraction at Culpepper Park is the new jungle explorer dome. This large climbing apparatus offers many levels of climbing and different types of rope features for a unique play experience for all ages. Whether you want to keep it low to the ground or want to feel like the king of the mountain, the playground is a great departure from the norm.

If old-school is your preference, Culpepper Park still has a tall metal slide for folks to enjoy. Don’t worry, though, it’s in the shade, so burning your backside is not an issue. There are also fun swings including a swing for those with special needs. The playground also has wheelchair accessible ramps.

There is a picnic table for a nice quiet picnic, but keep in mind, there are no restrooms at Culpepper Park.

The park is maintained by Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism.

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