Birmingham’s Coolest Earth Day Festival

So, you saw an ad in Black & White with a somewhat similar look to the image on the left of your screen and you want more details.  Well here are some details. Earthbound will being playing their annual FREE concert. Friends of George Ward Park will have volunteers helping run the event and for a [...]

Board Elects Officers at Annual Meeting

The Friends of George Ward Park met on July 28, 2011 to elect officers. Results President – Carol Williams Vice President – Jean White Treasurer – Lee Clayton Secretary – to be filled (let us know if you’d like the job!) Board Members – Punky Burwinkle, Michael Gray, Lee Howard, Henry Hughes, Sue Moody, Patrick [...]

Great Work Day at the Park

Glen Iris Neighborhood Association hosted a clean up day for the stream that runs to the side of the Dog Park March 12, 2011 at George Ward Park.  Several Friends of George Ward Park members volunteered along with Red Mountain Garden Club and the City of Birmingham.  We uncovered more WPA era stone work and [...]

We are now a 501(c)3

There is excitement in the air, we have been approved to operated as a 501(c)3.  This will take the organization to a new level.  We will be able to apply for grants and all donations are now tax-deductible.  The future looks bright for George Ward Park.

Santa at the Square: Update

Friends of George Ward Park would like to thank everyone who helped make our 2010 Santa at the Square Holiday Neighborhood Party a success!. Special thanks go to all who came out on a very cold, snowy day to enjoy Guisseppe’s pizza, Gable Square Saloon’s refreshments, Rojo’s Chips & Salsa, and our wonderful hot cocoa [...]

Reforestation Planting Day Success!

  FoGWP wishes to thank the dozens of volunteers who showed up on Saturday, Oct. 30 to help with the second large-scale fall tree planting.  Over 100 small one-year seedlings were planted into the primary reforestation area to reinforce last years plantings. In addition, a number of invasive species plants and trees such as privet [...]

Reforestation Project Gains Momentum

The following is an excerpt from a letter FoGWP recently received from Henry Hughes, Director of Education at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens: I saw the seedlings in George Ward Park Monday. They look great! I would guess that we have close to 100% survival and they  largely were THRIVING. This shows the good sense of [...]

George Ward Park Re-Dedicated as Permanent Park

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, The Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance to help ensure GWP remains a public park forever. While records indicate the park was originally dedicated back in 1952, questions were raised about the legality of the original dedication in regards to whether proper notice was published. At the urging of Councilor Valerie Abbott, [...]