Elevate Parks & Recreation (Tree & Green

Benjamin Barnes YMCA

Updated Jul 22 2022

Latest News


A site selection committee comprised of representatives from YMCA of Tuscaloosa and the City of Tuscaloosa are working to analyze a variety of potential site locations for the new branch facility.  The group expects to announce the results of their work in April 2022.  The Youth Sports and Recreation subcommittee of Project Unity identified as a top priority replacing the Benjamin Barnes facility and using it to provide life-changing athletic and educational programming for children and families.

Goals and Impact
  • Provide athletic and educational programming for children and families in both West Tuscaloosa and the greater community

Project Updates

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Key Milestones & Events
Up Next:
  • Select professional management service

  • Complete design phase

  • December 2021: selected Chambless King Architects for site analysis and schematic design

  • March 2022: new site selected

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