- Cullman, Alabama

June 12, 2013

What's better than summer fun?

By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — For Cullman residents looking to beat the heat and enjoy free family fun, the park and recreation department has created many options.

The City of Cullman and Heritage Park will offer more than a place to play baseball and softball tournaments. This summer, families will have the opportunity to have free fun at the splash pad at Heritage, take part in the free summer concert series, and watch monthly offered drive-in movies. 

Cullman Park and Recreation Marketing Director Waid Harbison said Cullman Heritage Park and the city as a whole have many amenities to offer to the public free of charge and also several swimming locations for a daily fee.

“We definitely have a lot going on this summer,” Harbison said. “We operate Nesmith pool, keep the splash pad on from sunrise to sunset and will have free weekly summer concerts that you can bring a lawn chair to and have a good time.”

Nesmith Pool is located behind West Elementary School and a daily pass is $3. It is open from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturday’s.

The splash pad is located on the parking lot side of Heritage Park next to the children’s playground and picnic area.

The Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center is open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and Monday-Friday 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. Daily passes are $10. For more information call, 256-775-SWIM.

Drive-in movies will be featured the last Friday night of each month free of charge at Nesmith Park on the outdoor screen.

Heritage Park will host a free summer concert series every Tuesday night beginning at 6:30.

For more information, contact the Cullman Park and Recreation department 256-734-9157.

*Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext 137.