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

Board of Directors

  • 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 Board of Governors Meeting Schedule

  • July 7, 2020 (Miller Center)
  • August 4, 2020 
  • September 8, 2020 (Phelps Center)


All PARA Board of Governors Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 4 pm at 614 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, Alabama unless otherwise noted.


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.

PARA Foundation Board Meeting Schedule

  • October 1, 2019 3:00PM
  • November 5, 2019 2:00PM 
  • December 3, 2019 3:00PM 
  • January 7, 2020 2:00PM 
  • February 4, 2020 3:00PM 
  • March 3, 2020 2:00PM 
  • April 7, 2020 3:00PM 
  • May 5, 2020 2:00PM 
  • June 2, 2020 3:00PM 
  • July 7, 2020 2:00PM 
  • August 4, 2020 3:00PM 
  • September 8, 2020 2:00PM 


All PARA Foundation Board meetings are held at 614 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa at the PARA Administration Building.

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 - Computers

Sealed bids will be received by the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority (PARA) at the PARA Administration Building, 614 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama until Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 10:00am for bid #01-19 Computers at which time they will be opened publicly and read.


The bid request is for the purchase of 36 computers and one server for PARA Activity Centers as specified in the bid package. 


Bid packages may be obtained at the PARA Administration Building or by email


Bid security shall be deposited with each bid.


No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing for the receipt of bids for a period of 60 days.


The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.

PARA Partners