Local Spotlight: Point Mallard Park

Point Mallard Park

The thrill of sliding feet-first into a pool of cool, refreshing water. The sun’s warmth on the back of your neck as you wind through the backwoods, pedaling faster and faster. The resounding “smack” that thunders from a forceful bat swing. Moments like these are some that can stay with you for a long time, if not for a lifetime. And all of these activities— from water sliding to bike riding to batting at the baseball cages—can be done at Point Mallard Park.

The Place to Be

Point Mallard Park, one of the prized places of Decatur, Alabama, boasts a number of activities and areas. A water park, campgrounds, and golf course to name a few. It also offers numerous amenities that are perfect for birthday parties, family outings, and even full-length seminars.


 At Point Mallard Park, you’re not limited to just one activity or excursion. There are many options to choose from—you just have to find out what fits your fancy that day!

Bill Sims Bike Trail

Whether for walking, jogging, or biking, the Bill Sims Bike Trail offers picturesque views and breathtaking vistas—and winds along the beautiful Tennessee River. The Trail is pet-friendly, includes a paved route in addition to the trail in some spots, and links up with a bigger bike route that travels throughout Decatur.

Water Park

Home to the nation’s first wave pool, the water park at Point Mallard Park features many pool-related points of interest. Included in these is the first wave pool, a slew of slides, a scenic, sandy beach, and a kids’ zone with Squirt Factory and Duck Zone! And that’s just the start!

Strike Zone

Batter up! Enter the Strike Zone, a major hotspot that holds multiple batting cages and driving ranges which caters to residents of all ages.

Ice Complex

Point Mallard Park also holds a fully functioning ice rink, which has party spaces, a pro-shop, and access to professional hockey and figure skating lessons. The Complex also features a wireless sound system, which makes for fun times with your favorite jams.

Point Mallard Park also affords patrons access to campgrounds, a year-round golf course, three pavilions, and a Boy Scout amphitheater which can be rented out upon request.

Other Amenities

A gym, tennis center, athletic complex, multiple meeting rooms, and a plethora of picnic areas make up a small portion of the many amenities Point Mallard Park also offers.


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