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Recreation Facilities

Parks & Recreation
2300 East Lincoln Street, Birmingham, MI 48009 (248) 530-1640
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Recreation Facilities

Birmingham Ice Sports Arena
The Birmingham Ice Sports Arena offers skating opportunities for those of all ages. Whether you want to rent ice for a party, participate in open skating, or register for skating lessons, the arena offers something for everyone! Located on the Kenning Park property, the indoor arena contains a regulation sized ice rink with bleacher seating for 550 spectators. A smaller, studio arena is used for lessons and skating parties within the complex. Please visit the Ice Sports Arena for information and photos.

Lincoln Hills Golf Course:

The nine-hole municipal Lincoln Hills Golf Course, 57.13 acres is located in the southwest portion of the city off 14 Mile Road.  Some of the amenities offered are: power golf care and pull-cart rentals; lessons; rental clubs; and merchandise, food and beverage for purchase.  A membership is available to Birmingham residents, Birmingham property owners, Birmingham businesses, and non-residents.  Non-members may play during April and October.  Lincoln Hills is also made available for winter activities including sledding and cross-country skiing.

Lincoln Hills Dog Park:
In the fall of 2010, an off-leash dog area was re-establish at Lincoln Hills Golf Course.  The city installed fencing, signage, waste receptacles, and a dog waste bag dispenser for the designated dog park area.  For more information about the park, visit the Lincoln Hills Dog Park webpage.

Springdale Golf Course:
The Springdale Park and Golf Course, 45.03 acres, is located at the northeast corner of the city, north of Big Beaver Road with access from Strathmore Road.  The Springdale Course, the older of the City's two golf courses, was designed by Jerry Matthews and built in the 1920's.  The course is characterized as challenging and picturesque with its location along the Rouge River.  A Par 34 with total yardage of 2,700 from the back tees will challenge weekly golfers looking to brush up on their short game and provide fun for players of all levels.

A membership is available to Birmingham residents, Birmingham property owners, Birmingham businesses, and non-residents.

Springdale Park:
In addition to the golf course, the site also offers Springdale Park which is a popular venue for all types of parties, family events and "get together's". 

The park portion of the property is located at the north end of the property.  There is a paved drive and parking area, ADA access and compliant tables, playground equipment with woodchip surfacing, grills, a drinking fountain and open space.  Park-goers have access to the clubhouse restrooms while using the park facilities.  The Springdale Shelter is available for group rentals.

For the 2024 Season, Springdale Park and Shelter is available for reservations.   
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.

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.

Pickleball Courts are at Crestview Park
Pickleball enthusiasts will be pleased to know America's fastest growing sport  has a permanent home in Birmingham.  Six pickleball courts at Crestview Park are now open for play.

Little Free Libraries at Barnum Park and Booth Park:
Please visit the Barnum Park webpage and the Booth Park webpage for information and photos.
Outdoor Skate Park at Kenning Park
In 2004, a skate park was installed on the east side of the arena. The skate park was designed by skaters.

Outdoor Ice Rink at Barnum Park (weather permitting):
Please visit the Barnum Park webpage for information and photos.

Birmingham Museum:
The Birmingham Museum is located in the City's Mill Pond Historic District at the corner of Maple and Southfield Roads in downtown Birmingham.  In 1969, voters approved a bond to purchase the historic 1928 Allen House and surrounding land adjacent to the Rouge River.  Shortly thereafter, the 1822 John West Hunter House was donated to the city and relocated to the property next to the property next to the Allen House.  In 2001, the Birmingham Museum (formerly Birmingham Historical Museum & Park) was established at the site to preserve and interpret Birmingham's unique story.  The museum is operated by the City with a seven-member Museum Board functioning in an advisory role.  The park and historic buildings are maintained by the City.  The Birmingham Museum recently updated its overall strategic plan for 2017-2020 and is in the process of updating its historic landscape master plan with an emphasis on preserving and interpreting the historic elements of the landscape.
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

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