2024 Redistricting

Groundbreaking: Chief Ladiga Trail Extension!

Chief Ladiga Groundbreaking_April 12, 2024

The City of Anniston warmly extends an invitation for you to join us in making history on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 5:00 PM CT, as we commemorate the groundbreaking ceremony for the Chief Ladiga Trail Extension at Michael Tucker Park, situated at 6514 Weaver Road in Anniston, Alabama.

Anniston’s trail extension will stretch an additional 6.5 miles, bringing the Chief Ladiga Trail’s total length to approximately 39.5 miles. The Chief Ladiga will then seamlessly connect Anniston’s Multimodal Amtrak Station to the state of Georgia’s Silver Comet Trail, forming the longest paved pedestrian pathway in the United States by becoming an expansive 105+/- mile paved trail. This visionary initiative opens up exciting prospects for trail bike enthusiasts and commuters, providing seamless access to convenient train services.

Anniston Outdoor Association- Hiking & Biking Outing on the Cheif Ladiga Trail with Southeastern Outings

The bike ride will be 11-miles beginning in Piedmont with the pace being leisurely with a few stops to enjoy the
scenery. SEC recommends that those participating should have bicycled a few times at least 30 days prior to this
outing and they should be able to maintain an average speed of 8 to 12 mph while riding on level terrain. Road,
mountain, hybrid, and urban bikes are allowed on the trail but motorized vehicles are prohibited. Participants
must wear bicycle helmets and should bring a lunch or snack with something to drink. Those having bike racks
that can hold more than one bicycle should bring them to help facilitate the required shuttle.
The hike will be an easy 3.8 miles on the trail beginning at the Pinhoti Trailhead on Cleburne County Road 94 and
ending at Seaboard Avenue. This newly paved section goes through mostly wooded terrain and offers views of
Dugger Mountain. Participants should bring a picnic lunch or snack with something to drink.
No dogs, vaping, or smoking are allowed on SEC outings and children who are 8 years of age and older are
welcome as long as they can participate in the outing without complaining.
Participants should meet at the Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont by 10:30 am. The estimated finish time
for both outings is 2:00 to 3:00 pm and there will be an optional dinner at a restaurant in Piedmont afterwards.
To register for either outing, please RSVP Sean Boogaard by phone at (256) 365-6321, or by email at
geometmap@hotmail.com.

Anniston Outdoor Association- Partnership Hike with Wild Alabama on the Odum Scout Trail

This will be a 4-mile in-and-out hike on the Odum Scout Trail which is the oldest trail in the Cheaha Wilderness.
This hike will feature the 3-tiered High Falls with the 3rd tier displaying a beautiful pool of water at its base. Other
features include several overlooks offering panoramic views and spectacular scenery. Other than the rocky
climbs at the falls (one with stairs), this hike will be mostly easy. Please register for this hike at the following link: March 23 AOA & Wild Alabama Odum Scout Hike – Wild Alabama (flipcause.com)

 For more details, please contact Jonathan Kelly by email at jonathan@wildal.org

2024 Spring Break Activities!

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Our Parks and Recreation Department will be offering the below activities for the week of spring break! Please note, the #FieldTrip on Wednesday requires pre-registration online! For more information on our events, call 256-241-7164! View this event online at: www.annistonal.gov/events/spring-break.

☀️ Monday, March 25
⏰ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM CT
📍South Highland Center(229 S Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207)
🎉 Activities: Bubble Bar War, Crafts, Bingo, & a Movie!

☀️ Tuesday, March 26
⏰ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM CT
📍 Hodges Center (3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207)
🎉 Activities: Learning Pickleball, Scavenger Hunt, & Flag football!

☀️ Wednesday, March 27 – FIELD TRIP
⏰ 9:00 AM CT to 5:00 PM CT)
🚐 We will depart by city bus at approximately 9:00 AM CT from the Anniston City Meeting Center Center (1615 Noble Street, Anniston, AL). We expect to arrive at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham by 10:00 AM CT. We plan to return to the Anniston City Meeting Center between 4 PM and 5 PM. Please note, this trip is only open to children who reside in the city limits of Anniston. Also, please ensure your child has money for lunch or other needs while on the trip. To register online visit this link (spots are limited and registration ends when all spots fill): www.annistonal.gov/field-trip

☀️ Thursday, March 28
⏰ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM CT
📍 Youth Sports Complex (745 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36206)
🎉 Activities: Games, moon bounce, face painting, & flashlight egg hunt!

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt! (03/28/24)

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Hop on over to the City of Anniston’s Youth Soccer Complex (745 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36206) on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 7:00 PM CT for a fun evening of flashlight Easter egg hunting!
The cost of admission is $5.00 per child, and be sure to bring a flashlight and a bag/basket to collect your eggs in! Also, be sure to dress appropriately for the outside weather!
There will be a bounce house, face painting, food, music, door prizes, games, and photos with the Easter Bunny!
For more information, please contact the Carver Center at 256-231-7630 and/or the Aquatic Center at 256-847-7349!

Youth Summer Job Fair!

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Our annual Youth Summer Job Fair will be held at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM CT! In addition to the positions below, tips on completing job applications and preparing for interviews will also be given!
All youth Summer jobs will be open for applications from March 20th until April 7th.
The City of Anniston will be hiring youths, ages 16 through college, for the following Summer Jobs:
Day Camp Director – $14.92 (Per HR)
Day Camp Counselor – $10.19 (Per HR)
Lifeguard – $11.15- $14.28 (Per HR)
Turf Care Worker – $10.19 (Per HR)
Program Aide – $10.19 (Per HR)

Link to Flyer: http://tinyurl.com/bdd4r546

Thank you!

Anniston Outdoor Association Pinhoti Trail Partnership Hike with Wild Alabama

This will be a 6-mile hike to Scott / Jogloma Lake and back on the Pinhoti Trail between Porter’s Gap
and Horn Mountain. Participants should meet by 9:00 am at the Porter’s Gap Trailhead located on
AL Hwy 77 east of Talladega. Please register for this hike on Wild Alabama’s website once it has been
published at the following link Events – Wild Alabama

For additional details, please contact Jonathan Kelly by email at jonathan@wildal.org.

Anniston Outdoor Association Pinhoti Trail Day Hike

This will be a 6.4-mile hike between the Pinhoti Trail crossing at Cleburne County Road 61 and the
Pine Glenn Campground located on USFS 500. This is an “easy to moderate” portion of the trail in
Section 10 which passes by the Laurel Trail Shelter, Sweetwater Lake, and along Shoal Creek.
Participants should pack a lunch with something to drink and should dress appropriately for the
forecasted weather conditions. The departure time and location for this hike will be 8:00 am from
the Publix parking lot located at the Oxford Exchange adjacent to Exit 188 on I-20 and US Hwy 78.
The street address is 115 Commons Way, Oxford, AL. Participants are also welcome to meet directly
at the trail crossing by 8:45 am.

For more information and to register for this hike, please call/text
Keith Hudson by phone at 256-453-9527, or email him at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com.

The registration deadline for this hike is Thursday, February 8.

2024 Shamrockin 5k Color Run/Walk

Shamrockin 5k Color Run/Walk is held in Downtown Anniston. Main Street Anniston brings this fun and exciting event to downtown. Please help support us in this continuous endeavor to the road of revitalization in our Downtown Anniston. Race will start and end at the City Market. The event is fun-filled for the entire family. This colorful walk/run will take you on a course that showcases our Historic Downtown Anniston. Proceeds benefit the beautification of Downtown Anniston.
Registration/Packet Pickup starts at 9 AM. The race begins at 10 AM
sign up here https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Anniston/Shamrockin5KColorRun

Annual Tree Give-Away!

Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 10:00 AM CT until 12:00 PM CT for our annual Arbor Day Tree Give-Away! The event will take place at the new Anniston City Market (114 West 11th Street, Anniston, AL 36201).
We thank Alabama Power for graciously donating the trees each year for this event!
For information on what trees will be available, please contact Doug Gaddy at: 256-236-8221 and/or dgaddy@annistonal.gov.