The city of Tuscaloosa has accepted 6.65 acres of land from the Randall family to expand the Northern Riverwalk.
This donation is valued at more than $1.9 million. Previously, the Randall family donated 19 acres valued at $2.72 million to the city for phase one of the Elevate Tuscaloosa Northern Riverwalk project. That project resulted in the Randall Family Park & Trailhead, which opened in January 2022. It features green space, river-viewing areas, a recreational path, pavilion, playground and more. The newly donated land will be used to extend the current 0.6-mile riverwalk to the northeast.
The five donors of the Randall family gift are Annette Spigener, Bootsey Birthright, Frank Randall, Jim Allen Randall and Pettus Randall IV.
“On behalf of the city of Tuscaloosa, I’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the Randall family, who have now donated over 25 acres of property valued at over $4.6 million to make the Northern Riverwalk a reality,” said Mayor Walt Maddox.
Frank Randall said of the donation, “My family has countless fond memories of our hometown. It is therefore with great appreciation that we make this gift of riverfront property to the people of Tuscaloosa so that everyone can enjoy nature and the beautiful view of the river.”