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Parks & Recreation Bond

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In November of 2020, the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Bond was approved by more than 70% of voters! Thank you for helping to ensure beautiful parks and superior recreation opportunities in our community. The Parks and Recreation Board and City staff will provide public engagement opportunities to plan and prepare for upcoming parks projects.  Keep an eye on this webpage for next steps and project updates!

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Engage Birmingham
Visit the City's public engagement platform, Engage Birmingham, at engage.bhamgov.org to share your ideas about upcoming Parks & Recreation Bond projects. Projects change regularly, so check back often!

Upcoming Meetings
Learn and ask questions about Parks and Recreation Bond projects at upcoming Parks & Recreation Board meetings.  Learn how to participate in upcoming meetings at www.bhamgov.org/participate

Upcoming Projects
Trail Improvements & Booth Park Entry Feature
Improving the City's trail system is an important Parks & Recreation bond project. A consultant (MCSA Group, Inc. (MCSA)) has designed the following potential trail improvements:

  • Booth Park plaza/entry feature including a restroom facility
  • Trail entry identifiers (5) throughout
  • A new pedestrian bridge south of Maple, heading into Linden Park trail
  • Addition of new trail
  • Improvements to trail connectivity, including confidence markers and signage, especially in the area of getting from Willits to Maple- and including the Museum as a point of interest
  • Confidence markers and signage/wayfinding along the way
  • Accessible boardwalks and viewing areas
  • Bridges

Trail Improvements Concept Plan
Follow this link to download the Trail Improvements Concept Plan.
Background Information:
Share your feedback on Engage Birmingham through November 30, 2022. 
Public Input Session:  November 2022 Parks and Recreation Board Meeting
See our Rouge River Trail Corridor Master Plan located on page 168 of the 2018 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

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Adams Park

We are thrilled to invite you to visit Adams Park, now open for play! The brand new park boasts a significant play area, a garden seating plaza, beautiful landscaping improvements with many new trees, an open grassy area for field sports, a basketball court, shot put, discus, and a long jump area.  Virtually tour the new park at www.bhamgov.org/adamsparktour.

For more project details including project photos, visit engage.bhamgov.org

Adams Park Rendering small

Announcing the 2021 Adams Park Concept Plan and 2022 Park Plan!  Michael J Dul & Associates together and in cooperation with City Staff, surrounding Neighborhood Association's, and Roeper School, revisited the 2016 plan and updated it with some modifications.  Enhancements to Adams Park will include a significant play area, a garden seating plaza, beautiful landscaping improvements with lots of new trees, an open grassy area large enough for a soccer field, a basketball court, shot put, discus, and a long jump area.  Significant community wide public engagement was received on Engage Birmingham. 
Adams Park - Concept Plan 8-30-21

The City Commission accepted this concept plan at the November 8, 2021 City Commission meeting, and approved moving forward with final plans and development drawings.   

Michael J Dul & Associates fine-tuned the 2021 Concept Plan based upon all public input received and taking into account defined criteria for this neighborhood park, leading to the 2022 Park Plan (below).
Adams Park Plan (02-21-2022)

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Pickleball Courts
New Pickleball Courts Are Completed at Crestview Park
Pickleball enthusiasts will be pleased to know America's fastest growing sport has a permanent home in Birmingham.  The six brand-new pickleball courts at Crestview Park are now open for play.


More Parks & Recreation Bond Projects
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Background Information

Learn about the history of the bond with videos and frequently asked questions on the Parks & Rec Bond Background Information webpage.