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Parks and Recreation
We are now taking Online Reservations! To request a park space, reserve a tennis court, or request the Springdale Shelter click HERE!

Parks & Facilities:
  • Birmingham Golf Courses
  • Birmingham Ice Arena
  • Lincoln Hills Dog Park
  • For the 2023 Season Springdale Park and Shelter will be available for reservations for:   

    Residents:  From March 1st to March 31st 
    Non-Residents: Beginning April 1, residents and non-residents may make reservations the remainder of the season on a first come, first serve basis.

See all City Parks, including Neighborhood Parks and Mini Parks , listed also on the side tab, under Parks & Facilities!

Opportunities for recreation are available all year-round in Birmingham.  Twenty-six parks with over 230 acres cover more than 10% of the City's total acreage, and the school district also provides recreational facilities.  Residents can play baseball, softball, tennis and basketball, and enjoy playgrounds, picnic facilities and two miles of trails along the Rouge River.  Two nine-hole golf municipal golf courses offer golf and golf lessons.  The Birmingham Racquet Club features indoor courts and a lobby.  Anyone who enjoys winter sports can sled and cross country ski at Birmingham's Lincoln Hills Golf Course or sled at Booth Park.  Indoor ice skating is available at the Ice Sports Arena which provides for open skating, lessons and ice hockey and an outside temporary ice rink at Barnum Park is available to use based on the climate.  Birmingham's parks and recreational services extend beyond its residents.  The city's exceptional facilities are host to a variety of private organizations and residents of neighboring communities who rely on the recreational facilities for their programming needs.  In addition, Birmingham's parks and programmed events, such as In the Park Summer Concerts, have become well loved regional destinations.

Park Permits
Groups of various sizes may reserve city parks for fitness classes, parties, reunions, picnics and weddings and are required to make a reservation approved by the Parks and Recreation office. City Staff will determine the best location based on the size of the group.  Capacity depends on the activity and park selection. Springdale shelter maximum capacity is 150. Only one Springdale shelter rental is allowed per day for a five hour maximum. 

For more details about reserving the public parks, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 248-530-1642 or cfolk@bhamgov.org.

Tennis Courts
Tennis Courts are located at the following parks:  Kenning, W. Lincoln, Pembroke, Poppleton and St.James.
Quarton Tennis Courts are located at the corner of Oak at Glenhurst.
Birmingham residents may reserve any City-owned courts. 
Click HERE to reserve a court online. 
For more details about reserving a tennis court, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 248-530-1642 or cfolk@bhamgov.org.

Birmingham Racquet Club
Did you know? An amendment to the tennis facility lease with the Birmingham Racquet Club was approved during the April 24, 2023 City Commission meeting, and Birmingham residents will now receive a 20% discount on all memberships which include youth, individual and family. Learn about the Birmingham Racquet Club at www.birminghamracquetclub.com.

New Pickleball Courts Coming Soon at Crestview Park
Pickleball enthusiasts will be pleased to know America's fastest growing sport will soon have a permanent home in Birmingham. Weather permitting, the city's contractor will begin working on six brand new pickleball courts at Crestview Park during the week of May 8, 2023. It is anticipated the courts will be ready for play by late May or early June.

Thank you to the residents who supported the 2020 Parks & Recreation Bond and shared feedback via the city's public engagement platform, Engage Birmingham. Thank you also to city staff, Parks and Recreation Board members and the City Commission who made this priority project possible.

Learn more about Parks & Recreation Bond projects at www.bhamgov.org/parksbond, and keep an eye out for updates coming soon regarding the city's brand new pickleball courts!

Parks and Recreation  Information