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PARA Foundation

PARA Foundation

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Our Why

We believe that every resident of Tuscaloosa County should have access to a healthy and wholesome quality of life.  Through accessible parks and facilities, and the offering of recreation programs, healthy habits are built, lasting memories are made, and our community prospers. 

Our Purpose

The PARA Foundation exists to help bridge gaps and build necessary relationships that advances both PARA’s mission and the parks, facilities, and recreational needs of Tuscaloosa County.

Our Vision

To create a sustainable legacy that unites our community with opportunities where families and individuals can come together to explore, connect, and grow in our parks and our facilities and through recreation programs.

Our Mission

To work alongside donors, advocates, and stakeholders as we raise funds and awareness for Tuscaloosa County’s parks, facilities, and recreation programs.

Your generosity enables PARA to provide top quality arts, parks, and recreation to our community.
Thank you for considering a contribution to the PARA Foundation!

Make a gift to the PARA Foundation today. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause you select. It takes just a few minutes and helps make a difference throughout Tuscaloosa County. The PARA Foundation is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization.

Ways to Support

Make a tax-deductible donation to the PARA Foundation. You may donate online at the link below or mail your gift to: 
PARA Foundation
P.O. Box 2496
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

You may choose the area in which to direct your donation in the memo section of your check or on the online donate form below.


Give Wings to Play

"Give Wings to Play" by purchasing a personalized butterfly.  Large metal butterflies will be installed on fencing around the playground. You may choose to sponsor a butterfly with your business or social organization name, or honor a friend or family member. 

Personalized butterflies are $350 each, and all proceeds benefit the All Inclusive Playground.

Tuscaloosa All Inclusive Playground Project:


Other Ways To Donate


PARA Foundation Board of Directors

  • Dominique Yancey, Chair & President
  • E. Barden Smedberg, Jr., Vice President
  • Janet Teer, Secretary
  • Kathryn Hornsby, Treasurer
  • Dr. Tony Johnson, Ex Officio
  • Anna Johnson
  • Elizabeth Winter
  • Jeff Sides
  • Jheovanny Gomez 
  • Kathie Buchalter Carnes
  • Kenneth Todd
  • Tripp Powell