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 an 11-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

Thank You Legacy Members and Donors!

Legacy Members

  • Axel and Susan Lineberry Barron
  • David Basilico
  • Kimberly and Mike Beasley
  • Mary and Chris Boehm
  • Carolyn Borella
  • Joan and Joe Burns
  • Kevin and Nancy Canada
  • Tom and Gail Cosby
  • Bryan & Rebecca Elgin-Council
  • Martha Myers Council
  • Stephen and Kleigh Dale
  • Fred Dyess
  • Lorrin Etka-Shepherd & Fred Shepherd
  • Susie Fawal
  • Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Neal and Jeanne Baker Flum
  • Karen and Charles Fowler
  • Paul and Alce Goepfert
  • Beth and David Hardwick
  • Ira and Mamie Hill
  • Sherri and Scott Hill
  • Trish and Jim Hill
  • William Langley
  • Joann McDonald
  • Anne and Ira Mitchell
  • Mark Nelson
  • Sam and Claire Parker
  • Denny and Susan Ragland
  • Jonathan Rikard and Emily Johnson
  • Diane Robinson
  • Barbara and Stuart Royal
  • Emily Schultz and David Perry
  • Melissa Schultz-Jones & Dave Jones
  • Tad and Dallas Snider
  • Tom and Mary Ann Somers
  • Pardis and Frank Stitt
  • Charles Tortorice
  • Stephen Vadorsky and Ellen Brake
  • Larry Ward
  • Greg and Sarah Wheeler
  • Christie White and William Langley
  • Robyn White
  • Raymond and Susana Willingham
  • Michael and Mary Yancey

Corporate Silver

  • Vikki Grodner
  • Mike Mazer, Mazer Appliance
  • S&W Electric, Richard Stewart

Corporate Gold

  • CW Woods Contracting Services, Inc.
  • Shoppe, Mark Thompson and Jay Draper

Major Corporate Donor

  • Red or White Birmingham, Sherri Williams