About Pelham

Pelham is home to Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama’s largest, which grew by 1,644 acres in December 2021. The new land expansion is almost double the acreage of New York’s Central Park and brings Oak Mountain State Park to a total of 11,584 acres. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, wildlife attractions, and so much more! 

In addition to Oak Mountain, Pelham offers a diverse mix of recreational and entertainment options. Oak Mountain Amphitheatre draws in Grammy-award-winning bands and musicians from around the country. The Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena is home to The Birmingham Bulls, a Southern Professional Hockey League team, and the Magic City SC, a National Indoor Soccer League team. The Pelham Racquet Club hosts an annual United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit women's tournament that attracts top players from around the world. Ballantrae Golf Club is a favorite for both residents and visitors amongst public golf courses in Birmingham. Pelham's municipal parks and recreational offerings are unmatched. The Greenway Trail connects our city in a way no other city can claim. Our Pelham City Park complex features a tennis center, a recreation center, a splash pad, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, in addition to baseball, softball, and football fields, and a dog park.

Pelham boasts more than 5,500 businesses, a two-to-one advantage over its nearest competitor in Shelby County. Seventeen hundred of them are small or mid-sized.

While Pelham's population of 24,000 allows us to retain our small-town feel, we have two exits off Interstate 65, offering convenient and easy access to Birmingham, Atlanta, and to the beautiful beaches of South Alabama. Our scenic neighborhoods offer a retreat from the busy world. It’s a wonderful place to call home and a great place to visit. 

A path apart.

What is authenticity? It’s what sets you apart. What makes you different, distinguished, unique. It’s more than the choices you make, It’s the path you take. Where education isn’t just community-focused; it’s community-inspired. Recreation is a mix of indoor and outdoor opportunities, and support is given to both large and local businesses. It’s the path you take in Pelham – unrivaled in its offerings, unmatched in its affordability, and unparalleled in its progress – a path apart.

Explore Pelham's growing culinary scene and recreational attractions.