Bowers park fields are closed for renovation.



Belk Center (205) 562-3200

2101 Bower Park Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama


The Jerry Belk Activity Center, located in Bowers Park, opened in August 1997. Features include 2 gyms (one with multipurpose flooring & one with conventional hardwood flooring), a suspened walking track overllooking the gym (1/10 mile), a cardiovascular fitness area, a community room, an aerobics/fitness/dance room, 2 multipurpose rooms and a catering kitchen.

Faucett Brothers Center (205) 331-5600

13040 Eugenia Faucett Drive

Northport, AL 35473

Center Description

The Faucett Brothers Activity Center is the largest of PARA’s activity centers at approximately 55,000 square feet.

Some of the major features are separate indoor recreational and therapeutic pools, a fitness room with equipment, a rock climbing wall, a spin room, a gym and a suspended walking track.


Monday-Friday: 6:00am-9:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-8:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Hughes Center (205) 562-3215

3101 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama



The McDonald Hughes Community Center was acquired by PARA in December 1997 and a new addition was dedicated on June 13, 1999.  Features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a cardiovascular/fitness area, a large multipurpose banquet hall that divides into two seperate areas, a conference room, multipurpose rooms, a craft room, a catering kitchen and a commercial kitchen.  Three outdoor regulation ballfields are located in the park adjacent to the center.


McAbee Center (205) 562-3235

3801 Loop Road
Tuscaloosa, Alabama



The Leroy McAbee, Sr. Activity Center, situated adjacent to the VA hospital, opened April 1, 1998.  Features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a cardiovascular fitness area, a community room, an aerobics/dance room, a multipurpose room, a meeting room, a spacious courtyard/patio, a catering kitchen, and the Dr. James R. Dockery Indoor Therapeutic/Fitness Pool which was dedicated July 4, 1998.


Miller Center (205) 758-0419

300 Bobby Miller Parkway
Tuscaloosa, Alabama



The Bobby Miller Activity Center, located in Newt Hinton Park off of 69 S in Taylorville, opened September 1, 2006, and was dedicated September 10, 2006.  Features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a community room, a multipurpose room, a catering kitchen, a fitness/cardiovascular room with workout equipment, heated indoor therapeutic and recreational pools, locker rooms and a suspended walking track.  This center also features the Taylorville Brown Branch of the Tuscaloosa County Public Library on the second level.


Phelps Center (205) 562-3230

2200 Rock Quarry Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama



The Mary Ann Phelps Activity Center, located in Rock Quarry Park, opened February 1, 1998 and was dedicated June 18, 1998.  Features include a community room and outdoor patio with scenic views of Lake Tuscaloosa,a catering kitchen,  2 meeting rooms, an aerobics/dance room, a suspended walking track (1/16 mile), a gym with multipurpose flooring and 2 fitness/cardiovasular rooms.


Household Registration Form

Facility Reservation Inquiry

Teen Party Rules & Regulations

Alcoholic Beverage Permit Application


Monday-Friday, 6a-8p

Saturday, 8a-8p*

Sunday, 1p-5p

Hughes Center*

*Saturday, 9a-3p

*Sunday, closed

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