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 100 years. So, in addition to our FREE public Centennial Celebration on June 24th from 3 to 8 p.m. at City Walk BHAM and our Forever United campaign that’s working toward an exciting goal for our endowment fund, 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.

Community Park in Tarrant


Modular Park Elements

Outdoor Classroom Pavilions:

Outdoor classrooms are excellent multi-use facilities for civic clubs, church groups, neighborhood associations and other groups. Each will include electricity and

Recreational Amenities:

The parks will include swings and other kid-friendly playground equipment. Additionally, each will have a court for pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and easy to learn for people of all ages.

Other Park Elements:

There will be other recreational amenities such as BBQ grills, 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.
  • Water and power will be available.

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 Park Sponsor
$10,000 Supporting Sponsor

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. Each volunteer will work approximately four hours.

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