In 2005 we were given the opportunity to build a park for our community. The park is located on the site of the original Oak Grove Elementary and High School that was destroyed on April 8, 1998 by the F-5 tornado that devastated the western area of Jefferson County. The schools were moved to a new larger location and we have the opportunity to develop a facility that is not available in this part of the county. The Board was formed, incorporated and approved by the Jefferson County Commission in August 2005.
Long range plans for the Park will include a football field, baseball field, playground, walking track, basketball court, tennis court, pavilions and a recreation center. The Park is a Memorial dedicated to the memory of the school, students, staff and community and will benefit over 12,500 residents in this area.
We have met many of our original goals but have a long way to go to complete our vision of the park we envision for our community.
The Football Field was reconditioned a Concession Stand with bathrooms and a Press Box were completed and we have temporary bleachers. This was completed with donations we have received from the Jefferson County Commission and individuals in our community. The football field and concession stand is used primarily by the Oak Grove Youth Football league.
In addition to the football program we also a baseball field, walking track, lighting for the football field and phase I of the playground were completed.
The pavilion was completed in 2013 and the Memorial Gazebo in 2015.
If you would like to Reserve the Pavilion or Gazebo for your event please contact Renee Alley (205)907-7255. There is a reservation fee of $40.00 each or $75.00 for both.
Youth Football and Cheer ages 5-12
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
To make a Donation mail a check or donate through PayPal: make checks payable to -- Oak Grove Memorial Park -- mail to -- P.O. Box 3238, Hueytown, AL 35023.
We need the help of the community to continue building our park. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt chartible organization and all donations are tax deductible. A letter will be mailed at the end of each year with your tax deductible information. Please help build this park for our community.
We now have the Memorial Gazebo completed. The memorial bricks will be added to the Gazebo in Spring of 2016. Special thanks to Jeremy Head and Head's Construction for the beautiful work.
Special Thanks to Cliff's for donating the funds and to Smithville Baptist Church's Mike Simpson for leading the construction of Pavilion I at the Park.
Thanks to Dillon Humphryes for the flag pole he installed for the Park. This was his Boy Scout Eagle Project. Also, thanks to June Goodwin who donated the flag pole from the old school to the park.
Thanks to Wilson Alley for the Picnic Tables he built for the Park. This was his Boy Scout Eagle Project.
Special Thanks to the following Donors:
Jefferson County Commission
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama - donation for Playground
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham - donation for Playground
The Community of Oak Grove
We are in the process of raising funds for a wonderful playground for our park. The playground on our wish list will cost around $100,000.00. We have been awarded grants for $30,000.00. We need your help to build a playground that will delight children for many years to come.
Phase I of the playground is installed. Come out and PLAY.