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Parks & Recreation Bond

Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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The votes are in, and 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. We anticipate the early projects will include: Adams Park, Booth Park corner feature and improvements at the Ice Arena. 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. Also keep an eye on www.bhamgov.org/icearena for next steps and project updates!

Background Information

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

Download the presentation from the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena workshop on March 8, 2021.
Parks & Recreation Bond Timeline Presentation from Long Range Planning on January 23, 2021.

Birmingham Ice Sports Arena

Birmingham Ice Sports Arena Renovation/Addition Project

Thank you to all of the Ice Arena supporters and community members for your participation and support during the design review process for the Ice Arena Renovation/Addition Project. This is an exciting time for the City of Birmingham and its skating/hockey community!

Visit www.bhamgov.org/icearena for project updates. Scroll down to view a rendering of the project.

Ice Arena Financial Forecast - Download the Ice Arena Financial Forecast presentation by Plante Moran Cresa during the Long Range Planning meeting on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Ice Arena Renovation/Addition Project Awarded to Andrus Architecture

The City of Birmingham recently awarded the Birmingham Ice Arena Architectural and Engineering Services project to Andrus Architecture in the amount not to exceed $288,900.00. Ice Arena improvements will include the following:
  • Locker Room Expansion and Remodel of Existing Locker Rooms
  • Adding a Fifth Locker Room and Team Locker Room
  • New Observation Area and Meeting Room Space
  • New Concession Area Upgrades

Please continue to return to this page for ongoing updates on the Ice Arena project and other capital improvements associated with the use of Parks and Recreation Bond funds. View memos and presentations regarding the upcoming Ice Sports Arena Renovation/Addition project at www.bhamgov.org/icearena

Concept Plans

Adams Park Concept Plan

The Adams Park development project starts with re-visiting the concept plan established in 2016.  The DPS staff met over several months with neighborhood groups and Roeper School representatives to create the concept plan accepted by the Parks and Recreation Park Board and received by the City Commission.

This concept plan has been included in the current 5 year Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  Some elements of the design include a play area, garden seating area, basketball court along with open field space for neighborhood and school activities.

Adams Concept

Booth Park Entry Concept Plan

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

Birmingham Ice Sports Arena Renovation/Addition Project

Ice Arena improvements will include the following: locker room expansion and remodel of existing locker rooms; adding a fifth locker room and team locker room; new observation area and meeting room space; and new concession area upgrades.

Proposed Floor Plan REVISED