A new park open now in Tuscaloosa is offering unprecedented opportunities for anyone who loves to go off-roading and doesn't mind getting dirty doing it.

Since their grand opening earlier this summer, Tuscaloosa Mud Park has been allowing drivers to bring their side-by-side, four-wheeler, dirt-bike or off-road vehicle and get them filthy on 10 different tracks of 400 feet or longer.

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The new park is open on 10 acres at 8132 Old Marion Road, not far from Hillcrest High School and a short drive from downtown Tuscaloosa.

 

Marketing Manager Cheyenne Murray said similar concepts are usually centered around mud riding on longer trails, but the centralized tracks at Tuscaloosa Mud Park create a safer atmosphere for thrill-seekers while keeping everything that makes off-road parks fun.

The tracks will feature mud pits, rough terrains and genuine cars to crush, Murray said, and the park has a free-style water pit and 100-foot slip-and-slide for visitors to check out.

Admission is $5 whether you're driving or spectating, and vehicle registration is another $10, which Murray said makes a Saturday afternoon at the Mud Park an affordable activity for almost anyone.

The Park is open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. every Saturday and 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. every Sunday. According to their Facebook, the first half of both shifts will be considered "Family Ride Time," but coolers and alcoholic beverages will be allowed but tightly policed from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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