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Parks & Recreation

Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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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!

Thank you for practicing social distancing while visiting our parks and trails! For more information and helpful tips on staying safe in park settings click HERE.

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.

Parks and Facilities:

Community ParksNeighborhood Parks and Mini Parks listed also on the side tab, under City Parks!

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.

Click HERE to request a Park or the Springdale shelter online. 

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

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts are located at the following parks:  Crestview, 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.

Parks and Recreation  Information

City Bloom: Birmingham’ Art Exhibit Installed along Rouge River Trails

Those who walk along the Rouge River trails in Birmingham will enjoy beautiful art installations from Linden Park to Booth Park. Local artist Laurie Tennent and Robert Kidd Gallery worked with the City’s Public Arts Board to present the year-long exhibit titled ‘City Bloom: Birmingham’. The exhibition is on loan to the City through October 2021. Learn more about the artist at https://laurietennentbotanicals.com/.