Westgate Park Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Dothan, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I ran this trail twice yesterday and only came out with one rolled ankle. It is a great trail right in the middle of town. Great population of walkers and runners to pace. There was a good bit of wash out where it seemed it had been unkept for a while now. Other than the washouts and "potholes" it was a great running trail. I will be back next time I am in town!
what a great trail to get away from the hustle/bustle and it's right in town! very well-maintained...
Great trail. Lots to see. Good for families to do together.
Nice trail. Would be great for families since there a lots of play grounds within the park. Went early on a sun and there were no games in the softball fields so it was fairly quiet. Also a nice place to take your dog out for a walk or run.
Excellent trail. Actually 2 separate trails, one for walking/running, one for biking, though they do run together at a couple of points. Foot trail is some special dirt mix that bonds into a smooth, firm surface that's easier on the feet than concrete or asphalt. Currently a little worn in some places, but repairs planned soon. Trail sectors numbered 1-8, so if you need help you can just tell 911 what sector you're in. Fire station is right there on edge of property.
Nice variety of flatland and mild hills, pine woods and oak woods. Trail is 3.4 miles around. During hot weather, better to start at Kiwanis park, walk to BMX track, turn around and head back to Kiwanis. It's 4.2 miles, woods almost the whole way. A little cooler, shady.
Another reviewer mentioned trash, but not really a lot at all. Dog-friendly trail tho, and many owners don't take the time to clean up after their pets, even tho park provides poop stations with free bags.
Overall a really nice trail. I walk it 4 days a week and it never gets boring. Give it a try!
great trail to run. hope go run oh again in the near future.
Have walked this trail often. It is a great family outing. You will see everyone from babies with Mom and/or Dad to toddlers being taught how to ride their first bikes to teens on their first dates to young couples finding an inexpensive way to enjoy each other to retirees trying to continue to move. It also seems to be used by our policemen and firemen as a training ground. I've also seen young soldiers running with gear. The trail borders Westgate Park that has multiple family activities including a playground for the physically challenged. The 3.2 mile trail meanders thru a wooded area to come out on pavement so there is a variety of surfaces. It is really unusual to find a trail that is truly being used on a regular basis and is used year round. The city of Dothan should be proud of the Kiwanis Club for sponsoring such a great asset. I would give it a 5 star rating because they have found a way to use a wasted space for such a great family place. I would encourage all users to carry trash bags and help clean up after those that do not know that trash does not magically clean itself up.
This place use to be pretty nice but it is slowly being littered, messed up by kids with no parents, and the occasional slower older person. If you go there relatively early or later then you will be ok. Mostly just show up when there is no sporting events since it does border right on the baseballs/ soccer/ recreational Water world facilities. I use to walk this constantly. It is very nice if you live right within three miles or so but it can get busy during the spring/ summer time. Do take plenty of water and suncreen. Not very far from any help so picnicing and spending the day is ideal.