City of Gardendale hires Bill Noble Park general manager

A new recruit will lead the opening of the renovated park in fall 2022

GARDENDALE, Ala., August 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Town of Gardendale hired a Alabama native to lead the newly renovated Bill Noble Park, which will open in the fall of 2022. Bill Noble Park will include nine baseball diamonds, eight tennis courts, 11 pickleball courts, artificial turf fields for football, lacrosse and football, a state of the art playground and an indoor community center. After a national search, the Town of Gardendalewho oversees the $32M park project in partnership with Sports facility companies (SFC), selected William Mayhall, Jr. as general manager.

Will has already been an outstanding leader at SFC in the Alabama Region. Work in the events department at the Hoover Met Complex in Hoover, AL since 2018, Will has worked in the youth and professional sports industries for over 15 years; and held several positions in account development. As an athletic coordinator for the Southeast YMCAs, he built strong relationships with the local athletic community.

“Will is the right candidate to lead this special project,” said Mayor Hogeland of Gardendale. “As a veteran of the sports industry, he will bring a wealth of experience to Bill Noble Park. In addition to hosting regional events and attracting repeat customers each week, he has a wealth of hospitality experience that will benefit the park,” added the mayor.

Commenting on his new role as General Manager, Will adds, “I am thrilled to continue my career with SFC and honored to represent the Town of Gardendale as general manager of Bill Noble Park. There is a great sense of community in Gardendaleand I can’t wait to start recruiting exciting sporting events in the area and partnering with the Gardendale community to bring great programs, events and entertainment to the community.”

John Sparksaccount manager responsible for the project at SFC, adds: “We are delighted to have Will Mayhall continue to grow with SFC by accepting the role of general manager from Bill Noble Park. His experience in previous roles will set the foundation for his success in the future and we are proud to have him in the team.”

The park will welcome children from all over Jefferson County with a complete program and entertainment throughout the week. On weekends, the park will bring visitors and money to the Gardendale area with tournaments and events. These sports tourism events will become an engine of economic development for the city.

For more information or to book an event at Bill Noble Park, contact John Sparks at

Bill Noble Park, located in Gardendale, ALand managed by the Sports facility companies, is the Southeast’s premier destination for sports and events. Just off I-65, travelers from all over the south will find convenient access to Bill Noble Park from more than seven states. Bill Noble Park, which will open in 2023, will feature nine softball/baseball diamonds, eight tennis courts, 11 pickleball courts, a long field, a state-of-the-art inclusive playground, and more. The $32 million The complex will host sporting events all year round and has the central location that makes the south so hospitable.

About Bill Noble Park

Sports Facilities Companies is the national leader in the management and operation of youth and amateur sports venues, such as Bill Noble Park. The SFC team, led by John Sparksassist him Town of Gardendale operationally and will begin hiring for the site in the coming months, starting with the position of General Manager. For more information, please contact the Town of Gardendale at For information on other Sports Facilities Network sites, please visit

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