Centennial Parks

Introducing the United Way Community Park

Outdoor Classroom & Recreational Facilities

Thanks to our loyal donors and volunteers, United Way of Central Alabama has been able to improve lives and create meaningful change in Central Alabama for a century. So, in addition to our Centennial Celebration that was held on June 24th and our Forever United campaign that set a goal of raising the endowment fund to $100 million in honor of 100 years, we are continuing our tradition of service by embarking on commemorative community projects in each of the six counties we serve.

These projects will center on the construction of community parks, with the goal of long-term partnerships that go beyond installation. Annual cleanup and beautification, as well as potential expansions in the future, will create ongoing volunteer service opportunities within each community.

Jefferson County Community Park

Shelby County Community Park

Modular Park Elements

Outdoor Classroom Pavilions:

Outdoor classrooms are excellent multi-use facilities for civic clubs, church groups, neighborhood associations and other groups. Each of these large pavilions will be outfitted with multiple picnic tables and other amenities to provide a safe, covered location for gathering at the park

Amenities and Elements:

The parks will include both fitness and play equipment, such as swings, pickleball courts and other equipment for use. Each park will have a variety of amenities customized to the needs of the community.

There will also be other recreational amenities such as picnic tables, benches, and garden elements.

Site Selection and Community Needs

  • One site will be selected in each of the six counties served by UWCA.
  • Sites will be highly accessible and near populated areas.
  • Sites will be close to restrooms.

How You Can Help

United Way is seeking corporate/community partners who will invest in these community parks. These parks will be actively built through volunteer labor and coordinated/supervised by United Way Hands On team members. Each project will be built in a 1 – 3-month timeframe based on location and permitting requirements.

$25,000 Community Parks Sponsor

$10,000 Community Parks Supporting Sponsor

$5,000 County Park Supporting Sponsor

$1,000 County Park Recognized Donor

$1 – $999 Community Parks Individual Donors

We are seeking corporate/community partners who will sponsor the parks and provide volunteers to construct them. Each project will require 30 to 60 volunteers.

For more information, please contact director@unitedwayhandson.org.