Both passive and active recreation is abounding throughout Monroe County, including indoor fitness and outdoor activities such as boating, camping, golfing, fishing and hiking. Charming parks equipped with ball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts and much more are easily accessed in the county. There is truly something for everyone!
The city recently opened a new swimming pool at Veterans Park.
Our Pace Family Center offers first-run movies and entertainment in a classic setting.
Golfers can play a game on the greens at the picturesque Vanity Fair Golf. This 18-hole course spans over 6,465 yards from the farthest tee for a par 72. The private course, which opened in 1960, is also composed of a 10-tee driving range, a lovely old clubhouse and plenty of opportunities for tennis.
Bordered by the Alabama River on the west, encompassing a number of area lakes and streams, and located near state parks and preserves, Monroe County is a site that has become popular amongst anglers, hikers, boaters and campers. And one must not forget that the county and its surrounding area are home to some of the best hunting land in southern Alabama.
The Monroeville Area YMCA is located on South Mount Pleasant Avenue and features a state-of-the-art facility complete with modern, up-to-date equipment that provides a comfortable and safe environment for people to participate in an exercise program of their choice.
The YMCA’s exercise equipment includes Precor elliptical trainers, treadmills, fluid rowers, recumbent bikes, free weights and step machines. The Nautilus selectorized equipment, used for toning and conditioning, is very user friendly. Users only have to pull a pin to change the weight. The Y also has Hammer Strength equipment, which is plate-loaded for those who want a little more muscle mass or may be training for sports, and free weights for those who enjoy a more natural weight lifting approach. A personal trainer on staff will be glad to sit down and discuss a person's training needs and put together a program to help them accomplish goals and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, a 3,300-square-foot aerobics center was opened in 2005 along with a room exclusively for cardio workouts.
The Y offers several youth programs such as basketball, soccer, softball, swim team, day camp, after school child care, karate, gymnastics and many specialty camps and clinics. For the adults and senior adults, the YMCA has a full-sized fitness room that includes free weights, nautilus equipment and cardiovascular equipment, such as treadmills, elliptical gliders and stationary bikes.
Members are encouraged to enjoy the spacious group exercise room during any of the exercise classes, including Step Aerobics, Muscle Works, Yoga and Low Impact Cardio.