Gardendale’s William Noble Recreation Complex is getting an upgrade

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Soon, the William Noble Recreational Complex will look much different. Photo via Gardendale Parks and Rec

The City of Gardendale’s William Noble Recreation Complex is getting a massive upgrade. The recreational center just off I-65 will become one of the nicest sports parks in the state, with the help of a cool $27M.

What’s happening?

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The new plans for the William Noble Recreational Complex. Photo via Gardendale Parks and Rec

Recently announced, Gardendale’s William Noble Recreation Complex will receive a whopping $27M for a complete makeover. The original park was built in the 1960’s, and according to many, the upgrade is long overdue.

According to Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogland in a recent interview, the new complex will host children from across Jefferson County throughout the week. On the weekends, the park will become an economic development engine, bringing visitors and money to the Gardendale area.

With so many new and exciting renovations coming to the park, the city plans to market the space throughout the Southeast to bring as many athletes of all ages to Gardendale. The park is named for former Gardendale mayor Bill Noble, who served the city from 1972 until 1996.

The new park

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These baseball fields will also get an upgrade. Photo via Gardendale Parks and Rec

The new and improved William Noble Recreation Complex will feature a number of additions when complete.

  • Synthetic turf fields for football, lacrosse and soccer
  • Nine baseball fields
  • Ten tennis courts
  • Eleven pickleball courts

The facility will have the capacity to host sports tournaments for children and students across the Southeast.

The current park

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Soon these fields will become turf to host a variety of sports. Photo via Gardendale Parks and Rec

Currently, the William Noble Recreation Complex is home to a variety of amenities.

  • Six baseball fields
  • One football field
  • Eight tennis courts
  • Three playgrounds

It also boasts several pavillions, a Kiddie Park and a renovated house, Park Place, that are available for party rentals. It is home to the Gardendale Youth Baseball and Football and Cheerleading programs.

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