Tuscaloosa breaks ground on Snow Hinton Park renovations

$10.2 million will bring walkway, plaza, improved lighting

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox speaking at Thursday’s groundbreaking at Snow Hinton Park.

A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday celebrated a $10.2 million expansion of Tuscaloosa’s Snow Hinton Park.

The renovations will include a walking path, central plaza and improved lighting and camera systems.

“Today it is right, it is proper, it is just that we break ground on a $10.2 million investment to a park named after the most consequential leader in our community’s history,” said Mayor Walt Maddox at the groundbreaking, which also featured Tuscaloosa City Council President Kip Tyner, Councilor John Faile and Peggy Hogue, daughter of former Tuscaloosa Mayor Snow Hinton. “Today’s investment is about a commitment to parks and recreation in Tuscaloosa and a commitment to honor a man who gave of himself to make certain this community would be better for generations to come.”

The renovations will be funded by Elevate Tuscaloosa.

“This will be the Central Park of Tuscaloosa,” Faile said. “When people drive down this road, they’re going to have a ‘wow’ moment when they see it.”

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Construction is expected to be completed in 2024.

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