Playground of Miracles

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Gardendale Playground of Miracles. Photo by Robert Matthews

The Raymond G. Doss Playground of Miracles is a playground designed to allow physically-challenged children to play on specially designed equipment. It is located adjacent to the Miracle League Baseball field at Luman Harris Park in Gardendale.

The playground is named in honor of Raymond Doss, the longtime Miracle League supporter who did the grading work for the ball field with his famous orange tractor. A likeness of that tractor, which Doss also used to grade the fields at the Clemons Recreational Complex, among several other community projects -- is included in the playground equipment.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of the playground on September 17, 2015 and it was officially dedicated on August 18, 2016.


  • Carter, Robert (May 20, 2014) "Gardendale council awards bid for new city hall, unveils Miracle League playground plans" North Jefferson News
  • Carter, Robert (December 3, 2014) "Miracle League gets big check for new playground at Gardendale council meeting" North Jefferson News
  • Davis, Rachel (September 23, 2015) "Groundbreaking for Playground of Miracles" North Jefferson News
  • Davis, Rachel (August 24, 2016) "Raymond G. Doss Playground of Miracles opens" North Jefferson News

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