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Elevate Parks & Recreation (Tree & Green

Parker-Haun Park

Updated Nov 13 2023

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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

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Key Milestones & Events
  • The park master plan was completed in December 2020

  • The park design has been finalized

  • Bids were opened on August 5, 2021  

  • Bid was awarded on September 28, 2021 to John Plott Co. Inc.

  • A groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 3, 2021 

  • Construction began on November 15, 2021

  • Construction was completed in September 2022

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 6, 2022

  • Park renaming ceremony was held on October 30, 2023

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