Our Mission: To enrich our community through exciting recreational and cultural opportunities.

Welcome to Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority, where you can discover the natural beauty of Tuscaloosa County’s flat lands, hills and mountains, with an abundance of lakes and the Black Warrior River running through.

PARA offers something for everyone with almost 2,000 acres of green space including over 35 parks, boat landings, seven activity centers, an 18-hole award winning golf course, award-winning tennis facility, recreation and leisure for all ages, special events and more.

We’re your source for high quality, affordable and convenient recreation programs.

PARA offers opportunity for enjoyment and learning with places to breathe, stretch your legs, meet your neighbors and celebrate life. We invite you to Live, Learn, Play!



Board & Committee Meetings

PARA Board of Governors


  • Curtis Travis, Chair
    • appointed by Tuscaloosa County Commission
  • Joe Duckworth, Jr., Vice Chair
    • appointed by City of Tuscaloosa
  • Peggy Hogue
    • appointed by City of Tuscaloosa
  • Gary Falls
    • appointed by Tuscaloosa County Commission
  • Hezekiah Carstarphen
    • appointed by City of Tuscaloosa
  • Sam Faucett
    • apointed by City of Northport
  • Bobby Franks
    • appointed by Tuscaloosa County Board of Education
  • Elizabeth Winter
    • appointed by Tuscaloosa City Board of Education

PARA Foundation Board

Facilities Committee Meeting Schedule

The facilities committee meeting is scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month.  

We will meet at the Northport Community Center at 8am.

Annual Reports & Audits

Invitation for Bids

Bid Packages may be obtained at the PARA Administrative Office located at 614 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401 or email Adrian Collins.

Invitation to Bid - Bid #02-20 Pavilion




Sealed bids will be received by PARA, a Public Corporation, in the Administrative Office, 614 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL, on the 27th day of October, 2020, until 10 a.m., local time, and then publicly opened and read for the furnishing of all labor, materials (where required) for performing a public works project according to the plans, details, specifications and Contract Documents. A mandatory pre-bid conference for qualified bidders shall be held by PARA, a PublicCorporation, at the 614 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa AL, on the 20th day of October 2020 at 10a.m., local time.Award of the contract will be made within one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the date of the bid opening. The project shall be known as All-Inclusive Playground Pavilion  and the general character of said public works project shall consist of the following: Construction of a pavilion with restrooms. Plans and specifications and all related Contract Documents are open for public inspection online at www.tcpara.org or at the offices of PARA, located at 614 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from the office of Adrian Cleckler,designated authority for this purpose. Plans, specifications, and Contract Documents may be obtained electronically.

PARA Partners