What We Do

The Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Foundation exists in order to strengthen our local community through investments in parks and recreation activities for people of all ages. With approximately 6,000 youth participating in Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation programs, there is a definite need for facilities of which we can be proud. To that end our Mayor, the City Council, and the Parks and Recreation Board have committed to expanding and improving our facilities in community-changing ways and the Foundation looks forward to assisting in this endeavor.
The Foundation has a rich history of investing in our community to promote our mission; all done hand-in-hand with partner investors like you:

Spring 2002

Wald Park Playground

August 2002

Purchase of property for McCallum Park $147K

Fall 2002

Byrd Park Playground

July 2003

<span$300K drainage project at the Liberty Park fields…Half of cost paid back by Vestavia Hills Soccer Club over 10 years

Fall 2006/Spring 2007

$160K renovation of Wald Park baseball fields, Cahaba Heights baseball fields/restroom..$50,000 paid back by VHYB

Fall 2007

$5,000 for a needs assessment study for the parks

2008- 2009

$113,000 for field design/study

June 2009

$64,000 for batting cages at Vestavia Youth Softball. Half paid back by Girls Softball over 3 years

Summer 2011

$24K for helmets for the OTM football league. The OTM league agreed to pay back over 5 years.

2012

SHAC sound system

2013

Partnered with the City on a grant for the bridge at McCallum Park. The Foundation matched the grant donating $50K to this project.

2014

Partnered with the Vestavia Hills Youth Football program to provide additional bleachers for seating at the SHAC.

2015

$220K SHAC phase 1 including fields and parking expansion

2015-2016

Sponsored the Vestavia Hills Swim Safety in the Hills in partnership with the Vestavia YMCA to provide free swim lessons for kids in our community.

2016

SHAC phase 2 Recreational Park – $700K in partnership with cityfor a $1.3 million park facility

Ribbon Cutting for Sicard Hollow Road Community Park

Over the past 5 years, the Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Foundation has been raising money to build a new park off of Sicard Hollow Road that will be adjacent Read More

Vestavia Hills Soccer Club under 10 Pele Academy

The Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Foundation is proud to help support the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club under 10 Pele Academy. Pictured below are some of the soccer club team Read More

Swim Safety in the Hills

The Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Vestavia YMCA partnered together to provide free swim lessons for kids in our community. We had a great turnout with over Read More