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Elevate Parks & Recreation (Tree & Green

Parker-Haun Park

Updated Feb 22, 2024

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This outdoor venue and park is located next to the Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater along the bank of the Black Warrior River. The destination serves as a gateway to West Tuscaloosa and a Riverwalk trailhead. Enjoy open green space, river-viewing areas, a pavilion, and plaza space. 

Parker-Haun Park, formerly River District Park, will also serve as an outdoor extension to the Saban Center by allowing additional programming opportunities. 

Goals and Impact
  • Create a family-friendly, scenic gateway to Western Tuscaloosa to improve connectivity between areas of the city

  • Enhance the existing Riverwalk on the south bank of the Black Warrior River with a new destination point and riverfront access

  • Link Saban Center programs with outdoor recreation to enrich the experience of visitors

Project Updates

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Key Milestones & Events
  • December 2020: master plan complete

  • August 2021: bids opened

  • September 2021: bid was awarded to John Plott Co. Inc.

  • November 2021: groundbreaking held

  • November 2021: construction began

  • September 2022: construction complete

  • October 2022: ribbon cutting held

  • October 2023: park renaming ceremony held

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