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
  • Carolyn Borella
  • Joan and Joe Burns
  • Gail and Tom Cosby
  • Rebekah Elgin-Council and Bryan Council
  • Alice and Paul Goepfert
  • Marnie and Ira Hill
  • Ann and Ira Mitchell
  • Claire and Sam Parker
  • Emily Schultz and David Perry
  • Susan and Denny Ragland
  • Melissa Schultz-Jones and David Jones
  • Lorrin Etka-Shepherd and Fred Shepherd
  • Pardis and Frank Stitt
  • Nancy and Larry Ward
  • Sarah and Greg Wheeler
  • Susana and Raymond Willingham
  • Mary and Michael Yancey