Orr Park

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Carving by Tim Tingle at Orr Park. Photo by DelosJ

Orr Park is a public recreational and nature park in Montevallo along Shoal Creek. The park has walking and bicycle trails, picnic tables (some under shelter), restrooms and a playground. A recreation center in the park houses the Shelby County Senior Citizens Program.

The Tinglewood section of the park features artist Tim Tingle's in situ carvings on dead cedar trees near the walking trail, the first of which was made surreptitiously in 1993. Two of the carved trees was toppled by Hurricane Zeta in October 2020. Montevallo Parks and Recreation removes and re-installs the carved sections of fallen trees into concrete bases.

References

  • Pelfrey, David (October 15, 2009) "Major Works by a Miner." Black & White
  • Thornton, William (October 30, 2020) "Montevallo’s Orr Park tree carvings, downed by Zeta, will be preserved" The Birmingham News

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