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Community, Neighborhood, and Mini Parks

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

Community Parks typically contain a wide variety of recreation facilities to meet the diverse needs of residents from the community.  Community parks may include areas for intense active recreation as well as passive recreation opportunities not commonly found in mini or neighborhood parks.  Community parks are generally larger in size than neighborhood parks and serve residents within a three mile radius.  Community parks also include smaller parks that are more specialized in nature and are meant to serve the entire community.  Ten parks in the City of Birmingham are classified as Community parks as follows:

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.

Barnum Park & Outdoor Ice Rink:
Please visit the Barnum Park webpage for information and photos.

Booth Park:
Please visit the Booth Park webpage for information and photos.

Kenning Park:
Please visit the Kenning Park webpage 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.

Poppleton Park:
Please visit the Poppleton Park webpage for information and photos.

Quarton Lake:
Please visit the Quarton Lake webpage for information and photos.

Shain Park:
Please visit the Shain Park webpage for information and photos.

Springdale Park and 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.

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.

Neighborhood Parks
Neighborhood parks are typically multi-purpose facilities that serve as the recreational and social focus of a neighborhood.  They provide areas for both passive and active recreation activities such as field games, court games, playgrounds, picnicking, and the like.   Neighborhood parks generally between five and ten acres in size and serve residents within one-half mile.  The City of Birmingham community contains eleven parks that can be classified as Neighborhood Parks.

Adams Park:
Adams Park is located directly adjacent to Roeper School.  In 2006, the City of Birmingham acquired the park property adjacent to the Roeper School, south of the parking lot.  As part of the purchase agreement, the city is responsible for the maintenance, lawn care and snow removal on the sidewalks surrounding; and the property must be used as a public park so long as the school is operated next to the park.  In addition, Roeper will utilize the park during the school year for activities currently undertaken by the school on the grounds.  Amenities include a soccer field, open space, and a play area.

Crestview Park:
Crestview Park is located near the southern border of Birmingham, north of Southlawn between Southfield and Shipman Roads.  Crestview Park contains open space for soccer, six pickleball courts were constructed in 2023, and playground equipment swings, climbers and a play structure.  There are also benches, waste receptacles, and a drinking fountain within the park.

Howarth Park:
Howarth Park is located at the intersection of Cummings and Emmons Roads in the southern portion of the city.  The park consists of open space, a baseball field, drinking fountain, benches, signage, ADA accessible path to access the park, and play equipment with wood chip surfacing.  The play equipment  includes swings, a climber, and a play structure.  In 2005, the Birmingham Rotary Club was recognized by the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association with a community service award for their donation and improvements to Howarth Park.  Improvements included a park bench, drinking fountain, and planting of new trees.

Linden Park:
Linden Park is accessed at the intersection of Linden and Brandon, north of Lincoln Street.  The park is nestled between residential properties along Shirley, Brandon and the Rouge River.  The park is predominately open space with a play structure and wood chip surfacing near Brandon Street.  A storm-water treatment control station with a gravel access road is also located on the east side of the park, adjacent to the Rouge River.  There is access to the Rouge River Trail Corridor from Shirley and Hawthorne. 

Linn Smith:
Linn Smith Park is a small, linear shaped park on the east side of the Rouge River.  The park consists entirely of open space and is located between the Rouge River and Southfield Road.  Future expansion of the Rouge River Trail Corridor includes a bridge connection and a trail that will traverse through this park.  An entry plaza along Southfield Road and a boardwalk located near the proposed bridge will connect Linn-Smith Park with Linden Park and the trail system.

Manor Park:
Manor Park is a undeveloped nature preserve. The parkland is located off Adams Road in the northern portion of the city, south of Big Beaver Road and adjacent to the Canadian National Railroad. The park contains a variety of hardwood, ornamental and coniferous trees.  The park is bordered by green basalt boulders along Shepardbush with a gravel off-street parking area.  Manor Park remains undeveloped open space used for passive recreation.  Manor park also has an approximate 1/2 mile wood chip trail connecting to Big Beaver.

Martha Baldwin Park:
Martha Baldwin Park is located on the west side of Southfield Road at the intersection of Southfield and Maple Roads.  The park consists open space, mature trees, and a native wet meadow garden. 

Pembroke Park:
Pembroke Park comprises one block on the east side of Birmingham between Eton, Edenborough, Windemere and Buckingham.  The park includes open space and several pieces of playground equipment including swings, slides, climbers, sandboxes, play-structures and rockers installed over wood chip surfacing.  The park also contains a Little League baseball field, picnic tables, two tennis courts, a soccer area, a hard surface basketball area, and a drinking fountain.

Quarton Tennis Courts:
Quarton Tennis Courts are located at the corner of Oak at Glenhurst.  The site includes two tennis courts, a bench,  trash receptacle and a drinking fountain.

St. James Park:
St. James Park is located in the southern portion of the city, south of Lincoln.  St. James Park contains open space which is used for a soccer area.  The park also has a baseball diamond, two tennis courts and several pieces of play equipment installed over a wood chip surface.  Also, the park contains a hard surface basketball area, benches and trash containers located in the proximity of the play equipment.  

West Lincoln Well Site:
The Lincoln Well Site is located on the south side of Lincoln Street at Westchester Way.  The park contains open space, two tennis courts and play equipment including swings, slides, sandbox, a play structure and rockers.

Mini Parks
Mini parks are categorized as small, specialized parks that are usually less than one acre in size and serve the needs of residents in the immediate neighborhood.  These parks usually serve a limited population or specific demographic group.

Baldwin Well Site:
Baldwin Well Site is located at the corner of Baldwin and West Maple.  No amenities are located at this site.

Derby Well Site:
The Derby Well Site, located on the northeast side of the city adjacent to the railroad along Derby Road, contains no active recreational amenities.

Pump House Park:
The Pump House Park is located in the southwest portion of the city at Wakefield and Norfolk.  There is some small play equipment located at this site.

Redding Well Site:
Redding Well Site is located at the corner of Lakeside Drive and Redding in the northwest portion of the city.  No amenities are located at this site.

South Well Site:
The South Well Site, which is broken into two small vacant parcels, is located at Southfield and Southlawn in the southwestern portion of the city.