G. William Noble Recreation Complex
The G. William Noble Recreation Complex (also called Noble Park, formerly known as Moncrief Park) is a public recreational park operated by the city of Gardendale just off Moncrief Road on the north side of the city. It is named in honor of William Noble who was mayor of Gardendale from 1972 to 1996.
The park has 6 baseball fields, 8 tennis courts, a football field, and 3 playgrounds as well as picnic and party facilities. The recreation complex hosts Gardendale's youth baseball and football programs. The football field is only 80 yards long due to the geography of the land on which it is situated.
In 2022 the park was dismantled in preparation for a $32 million redevelopment and expansion funded by municipal bonds. The project was designed by LBYD Engineers, Williams Blackstock Architects, and HNP Landscape Architecture. Stone Building Company was the general contractor. The ground breaking ceremony for the new complex was held on June 2, 2022 and the opening ceremony for the new park was held on March 11, 2023.
The new complex includes 9 baseball and softball fields, a football and soccer field, all covered with synthetic turf, along with 8 tennis courts, 11 pickleball courts, a beach volleyball court, a putting green and a playground area. The complex is managed in partnership with Sports Facilities Companies of Clearwater, Florida.
- Carter, Robert (April 5, 2013) "Youth baseball field named to honor Stan Hogeland" North Jefferson News
- O'Leary A. J. (June 10, 2022) "Ground broken for G. William Noble Athletic Complex redevelopment." Birmingham Business Journal
- Vetter, Selah (January 5, 2023) "Bill Noble Park in Gardendale is getting a new $32 million makeover." Bham Now