Joe Tucker Park
Joe Tucker Park is a public park in the city of Helena. It is located behind the Helena City Hall and Helena Public Library near the intersection of Helena Road and Shelby County Highway 52 (map). Tucker Road loops through the park.
The park features the 7.5-acre Joe Tucker Park Lake, created in 1974 by damming Lee Brook. The lake is stocked with fish and encircled by a half-mile-long lighted, paved walking path. Catch-and-release fishing is allowed on Saturdays only. Picnic tables and pavilions are available, as well as two softball fields, three playgrounds, and four tennis courts. Other features include a historic cabin and an open-air chapel.
The largest playground is a "Boundless Playground", designed to be accessible for children regardless of disabilities, has been developed in phases as an ongoing civic project of the Kiwanis Club of Helena.
Joe Tucker Park has been considered as a site for a possible skate park.
- Thomas-Ogle, Marienne (September 26, 2007) "Helena officials explore funding for exercise path, skateboard park." Birmingham News.
- Thomas-Ogle, Marienna (June 11, 2007) "Kiwanians in final phase of Boundless Playground."
- Anderson, Jon (September 17, 1998) "Helena cleans lake at Joe Tucker Park." Birmingham News.