River District Park
Updated Jul 23 2021
A request for bids from construction contractors has been released. Bids will be opened on August 3, 2021. Check here for bid postings.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on August 25, 2021 at 9 AM.
This new park will be constructed next to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater along the bank of the Black Warrior River. The destination will serve as a gateway to Western Tuscaloosa and will anchor the northwest corner of Greensboro Avenue and Jack Warner Parkway. In addition, it will provide green space, river-viewing areas, and plaza space.
The park will offer the opportunity for coordinated community events and programming that tie outdoor recreation to the interactive STEAM programming happening inside the Saban Center across the road. A master plan for the site will be completed to determine the best layout and features to include in the park. Then, the park will be designed based on the master plan and construction will follow.
Goals and Impact
Create a family-friendly, scenic gateway to Western Tuscaloosa to improve connectivity between areas of the city
Link Saban Center programs with outdoor recreation to enrich the experience of visitors
Enhance the existing Riverwalk on the south bank of the Black Warrior River with a new destination point and riverfront access
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Key Milestones & Events
A request for bids from construction contractors is available. Bids will be opened on August 3, 2021. Check here for bid postings.
The construction contract will be awarded in August.
August 25: Groundbreaking ceremony at the park site.
Construction will begin in late August/early September.
The park master plan was completed in December 2020.
The park design has been finalized.
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