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In November of 2020, the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Bond was approved by more than 70% of voters! Thank you for helping to ensure beautiful parks and superior recreation opportunities in our community. The Parks and Recreation Board and City staff will provide public engagement opportunities to plan and prepare for upcoming parks projects.  Keep an eye on this webpage for next steps and project updates!

Engage Birmingham
Visit the City's public engagement platform, Engage Birmingham, at engage.bhamgov.org to share your ideas about upcoming Parks & Recreation Bond projects. Projects change regularly, so check back often!

Upcoming Meetings
Learn and ask questions about Parks and Recreation Bond projects at upcoming Parks & Recreation Board meetings.  Learn how to participate in upcoming meetings at www.bhamgov.org/participate
Upcoming Projects
Adams Park
Wow!  Making a lot of progress at Adams Park!  Check out the Construction Progress photos!  Visit engage.bhamgov.org

Construction work began as anticipated on June 13th!  So far:  all park items were removed, a construction fence has been installed, significant grading is taking place, and some survey work has begun.

For more project details including project photos, visit engage.bhamgov.org
Adams Park Rendering small

Announcing the 2021 Adams Park Concept Plan and 2022 Park Plan!  Michael J Dul & Associates together and in cooperation with City Staff, surrounding Neighborhood Association's, and Roeper School, revisited the 2016 plan and updated it with some modifications.  Enhancements to Adams Park will include a significant play area, a garden seating plaza, beautiful landscaping improvements with lots of new trees, an open grassy area large enough for a soccer field, a basketball court, shot put, discus, and a long jump area.  Significant community wide public engagement was received on Engage Birmingham. 
Adams Park - Concept Plan 8-30-21

The City Commission accepted this concept plan at the November 8, 2021 City Commission meeting, and approved moving forward with final plans and development drawings.   

Michael J Dul & Associates fine-tuned the 2021 Concept Plan based upon all public input received and taking into account defined criteria for this neighborhood park, leading to the 2022 Park Plan (below).
Adams Park Plan (02-21-2022)


Construction will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022! 



Trail Improvements

A consultant has been engaged to begin designs for potential trail improvements:
  • Addition of trail entry identifiers
  • Improvements to trail connectivity, including confidence markers and signage
  • Addition of new trail
  • Boardwalks
  • Accessible view sites
  • Bridges
Stay tuned on this project!  We will be providing more information as it becomes available.
See our Rouge River Trail Corridor Master Plan located on page 168 of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
 


Pickleball Courts
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.  Get out and enjoy!

New Pickleball Courts is a priority project as part of the Approved Parks and Recreation Bond, and part of the 1st Bond Issue.  Visit the Pickleball Courts project page on engage.bhamgov.org for more info.
pickleball courts
Trail Improvements
A consultant has been engaged to begin designs for potential trail improvements:
  • Addition of trail entry identifiers
  • Improvements to trail connectivity, including confidence markers and signage
  • Addition of new trail
  • Boardwalks
  • Accessible view sites
  • Bridges
Stay tuned on this project!  We will be providing more information as it becomes available.
See our Rouge River Trail Corridor Master Plan located on page 168 of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Booth Park Entry 
Booth Park Phase III corner feature reveals an entry plaza with gardens and seating.  This 2007 concept plan is also included in the current 5 year Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  This still needs planning efforts to develop a final concept plan with ongoing public engagement all along the way.


Booth entry concept

Completed Parks & Recreation Bond Projects
can be seen here!


Background Information

Learn about the history of the bond with videos and frequently asked questions on the Parks & Rec Bond Background Information webpage.