Barnum Park & Ice Rink
Barnum Park is located at Pierce and Frank and includes such features as a play structure, softball, soccer fields, a crushed stone walking path, garden sanctuary, tree-lined promenade and an outdoor ice rink. During the winter months, find out if the outdoor ice rink is open by calling the Department of Public Services at 248-530-1700. Learn more by viewing the outdoor ice rink rules.
Free Little Library at Barnum Park
Kids of all ages have to go no farther than Barnum Park to enjoy Birmingham’s first “Little Free Library” housed inside a brightly painted owl figure perched in a tree on the southeast corner of Barnum Park from April through November. So what exactly is a Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, leave a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Enjoy!
Barnum Park Little Free Library Named
Barnum Park History
The Community for Barnum Park, a volunteer group comprised of local residents, beginning in 2007 started fund raising efforts to capture donation dollars for additional improvements/enhancements at Barnum Park. To date, the donations to the City of Birmingham are an amazing amount of around $177,000.
Park Construction Phase 1 occurred during 2009 for a total cost of $832,000 paid by Parks and Recreation bond. A variety of new trees have been installed in various locations throughout the park. Future improvements may include enhancing various natural areas which will include adding native grasses and perennials to establish native prairie gardens. Phase 2 design work and improvements are underway and include four features. These features are the sanctuary, heart of the park, play area and overall landscape improvements. Funding for additional improvements will primarily be from donation dollars.
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