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- Parks and Recreation Bond Projects In November of 2020, the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Bond was approved by over 70% of voters! See what projects are in the works!
- Parks and Recreation Board The Parks and Recreation Board was established by ordinance in 1963. Consisting of 7 members who are electors in the city and appointed by the City Commission serving a 3 year term, the Parks and Recreation Board is advisory to the City Commission.
- Parks and Recreation Master Plan (2018) Birmingham's playbook for community building as it relates to Parks and Recreation.
- Park Rules & Regulations
- Donor Policy
Parks & Facilities:
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.
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.
Click HERE to make a request for Springdale shelter online.
For more details about reserving the public parks, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 248-530-1642 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy pickleball courts at Crestview Park! Two (2) courts are available for pickleball enthusiasts only. These are temporary while we work toward completing six (6) new pickleball courts at this location. New pickleball courts is a priority project as part of the approved Parks and Recreation Bond, and part of the first bond issue. Visit the pickleball courts project page on engage.bhamgov.org for more information.
Parks and Recreation Information