The City of Semmes Parks and Recreation Department is under the administration of the City of Semmes Public Works Department. The Parks and Recreation Department oversees the operation and maintenance of several City Parks. A wide variety of amenities are offered at each city park for the enjoyment of the citizens of Semmes. The mission of the City of Semmes Parks and Recreation Department is to provide pristine facilities and to appropriately manage and maintain all the parks within the City of Semmes.
The Honor Park is located south of Moffett Road at 4100 Wulff Road East. The Honor Park is intended to honor all veterans and provide a gathering place for many community events.
The Semmes Municipal Park is located at 8165 Morris Hill Road. The Park opened on June 29, 2016, with over 700 children visiting the Splash Pad and the two 25′ x 25′ pavilions. One of the pavilions is available for rental for birthday parties. Rentals start at $25 per hour with a 2 hour minimum rental. All rentals require a permit and application so pavilions are not overbooked.
The Semmes one-room schoolhouse built in 1902, is the oldest continuous-in-use school in the State of Alabama and is listed on the Alabama Historical Landmarks list. It was given this designation on August 25, 1994. It is located on land that was donated for a school and a church by Thomas Jefferson Howell. Mr. Howell donated the land based on the stipulation that the land would be used for a schoolhouse only or it would revert back to the Howell family.