Gardendale Civic Center
The Gardendale Civic Center is a community facility located at 857 Main Street across from Gardendale High School.
The original Gardendale Community Center was built in the 1950s on Fieldstown Road, and later renovated for The Church at Gardendale. It was replaced by a new Gardendale Civic Center that was built in 1970 at 960 Main Street behind Gardendale City Hall. That building was later connected to Gardendale First Baptist Church. The church eventually sold the building back to the city and the city then sold the building to 24e Fitness. 24e demolished the 1970 structure in February 2023 to make space for their new Health Club facility.
The present Civic Center was completed in April 2001 by M. J. Harris Inc. for $4.5 million. It features a competition gym, various size meeting rooms, and a 6,000-square-foot Exhibition Hall. The Civic Center also has fitness facilities consisting of a cardiovascular room, free weight room, an 18-station weight room, an aerobics room with a floating maple floor, a spinning cycle room, a basketball court, a racquetball court, and a cushioned indoor track (9 laps to the mile). An outdoor amphitheater is located in front of the civic center and a 0.5 mile walking track goes around the complex.