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Florence, AL

Florence, Alabama is one of four cities that make up the metropolitan area near Muscle Shoals. It is located in Lauderdale County, about 65 miles west of Huntsville, Alabama. The population was last recorded in July of 2020 at 39,809. A few of the top industries in Florence, Alabama include agriculture, timber, mineral resource, manufacturing and food processing. 

Some things you will find in Florence include The University of North Alabama, an abundance of parks and rec facilities, history and art museums, a thriving downtown scene and a strong cultural environment. Whether your version of fun is fishing, boating, hiking or browsing through museums, there is surely a place for you.

The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is the home of the lions! You will find students who have a variety of interests and talents including artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists and so much more. For over 185 years, UNA has provided students from all over the country excellent learning and career opportunities. 

For the sports and fitness lovers, UNA has a student recreation center that features fitness programs, intramural sports, club sports and an outdoor adventure center (OAC). They also have a top tier athletics program. Attending one of their baseball, basketball or football games, is a great way to support the university and their student athletes. 

Parks and Recreation

The amount of green space in Florence, Alabama makes many larger cities envious. We provide residents and visitors with an abundance of different things to do. If you’re looking to hit a hole a one, Blackberry Trail Golf Course is the place for you. Looking to grind some rails? Check out Florence Skate Park for six quarter pipes, three-sided pyramids, grind rails and more! 

If you’re someone looking for nature or biking trails, then Wildwood Park is the place for you. They have hiking and biking trails, kayak and canoe ramps, pavilions and picnic areas. For a full list of all the parks in Florence, Alabama, click here.

Sport Leagues

Whether you are looking to sign your child up for a sports team, or join one yourself, there are plenty of opportunities in Florence. Baseball, basketball, football, cheerleading, soccer and swimming all have children’s leagues that you can register your child for. Any adults looking to join a sports team can choose between adult softball, basketball or competitive swimming. 

Get out and about with the family and see all that Florence has to offer. We’re sure that you’ll find something to get involved with, or a new favorite place to unwind and relax.