The Friends of Avondale Park
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Friends of Avondale Park

Who we are

The Friends of Avondale Park, formed in 1988, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, maintenance, and full utilization of Avondale Park. The Park’s 37 acres form a dedicated Birmingham municipal park maintained by the Park & Recreations Department of the City of Birmingham.


The Friends of Avondale Park is an all-volunteer organization led by a nine-person board that cumulatively represents over 100-years of personal connections to the park.

Our Vision

The vision of Friends of Avondale Park is to position and support Avondale Park as the physical and symbolic anchor of the community.

Our Mission

The purpose of Friends of Avondale Park is to initiate, promote, and support the efforts of individuals, groups, governmental bodies, and private organizations in the general improvement, maintenance, restoration, and full utilization of Avondale Park, a public park owned and operated by the City of Birmingham.

Friends of Avondale Park

FOAP Partnerships

Rose Garden
Birmingham Parks & Recreation
Alabama Audubon
Birmingham Public Library
Southside Ball
Avondale Park Amphitheater

We would like to thank our

Legacy Members

  • Mary and Chris Boehm
  • Joan and Joe Burns
  • Rebekah Elgin-Council and Bryan Council
  • Alice and Paul Goepfert
  • Claire and Sam Parker
  • Susan and Denny Ragland
  • Melissa Schultz-Jones and David Jones
  • Pardis and Frank Stitt
  • Sara and Greg Wheeler
  • Susana and Raymond Willingham