Spotlight on Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties: Culture & Recreation

Fun by the Water • Coffee County Lake has three fishing piers; boats and fishing gear are available. The lake is also a nesting site for eagles. Lake Tholocco, on Fort Rucker, offers a wide range of activities. The Pea River is another popular spot to fish or float, with board rentals available. Ed Lisenby Public Lake in Ozark offers fishing, birding, a three-mile walking trail, bike trails and an archery range. Geneva County Public Fishing Lake covers 65 acres northwest of Geneva. 

Weevils Galore • Enterprise celebrates the boll weevil with a major city monument erected in 1919, an array of smaller weevil statues created for Weevil Way and a mural by artist Wes Hardin that shows how peanut farming has flourished here.

Golf • The region offers several golfing options. Tartan Pines Golf Club in Enterprise is known for its long course. Enterprise Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole course with clubhouse, pool and dining. River Oaks Golf Course in Geneva offers nine holes and a driving range. U.S. Army Aviation Museum • Located at Fort Rucker, this museum maintains a collection of military aircraft, including helicopters. 

“A Salute to Rucker” Mural
The second in a series of three downtown murals made possible by Alabama Power Foundation grants, downtown Enterprise’s newest mural was dedicated in September 2020, honoring the long relationship between Enterprise and Fort Rucker. Artist Wes Hardin and apprentice Alaina Huff created the mural.

Folsom Birthplace
Located in downtown Elba, the Gov. James E. (Big Jim) Folsom birthplace is designated as a state historic landmark. Folsom served as the 45th and 47th governor of Alabama. 

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Veterans Memorial Bridge
The reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama, was erected over the Pea River in 1920-21 and dedicated on August 3, 1921 as a memorial to the 57 men from Dale County who lost their lives in World War I.

Old Coffee County Jail • Located in Elba, this historic jail was built nearly a century ago and has seen its share of tragedy. In March 1979, Coffee County Sheriff C.F. “Neil” Grantham was murdered in front of the jail. Visitors may wander the grounds and hallways. 

Bama Slam • This attraction in New Brockton includes a water park, camping, live music, golf, ATV trails and more. 

All About Art • Create with clay, then paint your own pottery. Classes for all ages.

Coffee County Courthouse  After Elba was selected as county seat in 1852, the courthouse was built in the center of the town square. Elba was incorporated in April 1853. 

Coffee County Arts Alliance
For over 40 years, CCAA has brought quality performing and visual arts to the Wiregrass area.  

Civil War Battlefield Marker
Located at the Enterprise City Cemetery  in downtown Enterprise, this historical marker indicates the site of Coffee County’s only Civil War battle and the graves of 40 soldiers.

Elba United Methodist Church
This church is the first of any denomination established in the town of Elba and is still active today. Stained-glass panels are a memorial to the Confederate dead from Coffee County. 

Mayor James E. Grimes River Walk
This levee walking trail takes visitors on a two-mile trip above the downtown area and the land along the Pea River. The trail is paved, has some lighting, easy access and parking. 

ChoctawPoochie Dog Park • This Daleville off-leash dog park was built in 2012 by the Daleville Chamber of Commerce with help from the city of Daleville and many volunteers and financial donors. 

Enterprise Farmers MarkeT • Farm produce and arts and crafts are available. The Market includes an outdoor stage for special events.

Stinson House • Built in 1903 for $1,000 for African American couple Pauline and Martin Stinson, whose descendents still reside in Elba, the home now houses the Elba Chamber of Commerce. 

Veterans Memorial Park • Honoring veterans for their work to preserve peace and freedom, this Elba park is next door to the National Security Group headquaters’ display of veterans’ memorabilia.

Depot Museum • Once the Alabama Midland Railway depot, this museum displays local artifacts and houses a library.

Donaldson Park • This Enterprise park offers tennis, baseball and softball, walking trail and playground.

Dowling Museum • Ann Rudd Art Center • Located in downtown Ozark on East Court Square, the center is housed in the historic Dowling Building built in the 1870s. The museum contains a rotating display of art exhibits.  

Robert Fowler Memorial Park 

This Geneva park at the confluence of the Chocawahatchee and Pea rivers is home of the oldest live oak in Alabama. Facilities include a public boat landing and RV sites. 

Geneva State Forest • Alabama’s largest state forest covers 7,120 acres of longleaf pine and offers fishing, scenic views, hiking and more. 

Mason Community Education
Forest •
An outdoor education facility in Ozark with a pavilion, two walking and driving trails and educational stations.Enterprise Miniature Golf • Two putt-putt courses total 36 holes with water features, concessions and a party pavilion.

Enterprise Tornado Memorial • This courtyard-style memorial was erected to the eight students and a nearby resident who died March 1, 2007, when a tornado struck Enterprise High School. 

Aviator Monument
This tribute to aviators past, present and future stands at Park Avenue and Plaza Drive in Enterprise.

Johnny Henderson Park
Offering a lake, trails, playgrounds, bark park and sports fields, this Enterprise park is also home to the Wall of Freedom, paying tribute to soldiers who have fallen in combat since World War I.

M.N. “Jug” Brown Recreational CenterE.A. “Moose” Hope Gymnasium • Outdoor sports field for baseball, pickleball and skating, plus a gym for indoor sports.

Tiger Town Park • This park is a downtown Elba public playground, art project and outdoor amphitheater. The façade of Elba’s first high school building and front steps are the park entrance. 

Rawls Building • This historic building in Enterprise was founded in 1903 as a hotel and now houses fine dining, bar and a meeting venue.

Claybank Church and Cemetery
Built in 1852, the church is made from logs with fat lightwood stumps serving as a foundation. 

Eagle Stadium / B.F. Williams Field 

Built in 1946, the stadium was home to the Ozark Eagles, a class D minor league team in the Alabama-Florida League.Southern Broadway Dinner Theater • Enjoy an original stage play production coupled with a dinner. This Enterprise attraction also is an event venue. 

Carillon and Bell Tower • The 37-bell carillon in Ozark honors all who have served at Fort Rucker since 1942.

Sessions Peanuts • Founded in 1917, Sessions is the oldest peanut producer still in operation in Coffee County. 

Kenan Home • This home in Geneva is an example of Victorian cottage architecture built approximately in 1887 by W.K. and Emma Knox Kenan, who settled in Geneva in 1882. 

Geneva Wings • This beautiful downtown mural was painted by Shane and Kristin Joelle Mixon-Davis. 

Veterans Memorial • The Veterans Memorial Monument on the front courtyard of the Geneva County Courthouse honors each branch of the military.

Emma Knox Kenan Public Library 

The Geneva Public Library was named in honor of Emma Knox Kenan and registered in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1985.

The Junction • Steamboats and barges on the Choctawhatchee were the main source of transportation south to the Gulf of Mexico during the early years of Geneva’s history. At the “junction” of the Choctawhatchee and Pea Rivers, the historic Big Oak can be visited in Fowler Memorial Park. 

Geneva Panthers Football
• Originally a minor league baseball stadium where the Geneva Red Birds (St. Louis Cardinal affiliate) played from 1946-1951. 

City of Samson • Samson is known as “the city of a million roses,” in recognition of the many roses planted along Main and Broad streets in the 1930s and still thriving today.

Log House Museum • The Log House Museum and Park in Samson shows off the traditional “dog trot” design. 

Piney Grove Farmhouse • This 119-year-old restored farmhouse and event venue in Samson has original barns, grain bins and large pecan trees.  

Fink’s Mill • Built in 1932, Fink’s Mill is a depression-era grain mill located just west of Samson and still operational.

Working Cows Dairy • This USDA-certified organic dairy in Slocomb welcomes visitors to see the milking process. 

Johnny Hughes Community Center 

Formerly a school building, named in honor of the former mayor, houses the McGregor-McKinney Public Library, the Hartford Museum and other civic offices.

Dalton Pharmacy • The cornerstone of Slocomb and the oldest operational business in the city, Dalton Pharmacy was founded in 1903 by Jep P. Dalton. The pharmacy also provided the first gasoline pumps and air stations to the public. Oben Everett Park • This Ozark park features basketball courts, a playground and a covered pavilion with picnic area. 

Ozark Farmers’ Market • Local farmers offer seasonal produce, eggs, honey, flowers and more on the Ozark Amphitheater lawn from mid-May to mid-July.

Steagall Park • Steagall Park in Ozark has picnic pavilions, playground, splashpad and athletic courts and fields.

Police Memorial Park • This park in Ozark features baseball/softball fields, a lighted basketball court, lighted tennis courts, a soccer complex, an athletic field, picnic areas, playgrounds and a covered pavilion.

Ozark Community Swimming Pool

The six-lane swimming pool also includes a water playground in the shallow area for children and non-swimmers. 

Holman House • The Holman House, designed in a neoclassical style by Montgomery architect C. Frank Galliher, displays Ozark area history and is available as an event venue.

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