Barnum Park is located at Pierce and Frank and includes such features as a play structure, softball, soccer fields, a crushed stone walking path, garden sanctuary, tree-lined promenade and an outdoor ice rink. During the winter months, find out if the outdoor ice rink is open by calling the Parks & Recreation Department at 248-530-1640.
Invasive Species Control Prescribed Burn
The Birmingham Department of Public Services will conduct a prescribed ecological burn at Barnum Park in the native prairie no-mow areas on Monday, March 22, weather permitting. The safe and carefully controlled ecological burn will be completed by trained personnel with David Borneman LLC, a contractor with over 30 years of professional experience conducting prescribed, ecological burns. The Birmingham Fire Department has issued a permit for this burn to be conducted. David Borneman LLC will monitor weather conditions, personnel, equipment and other parameters to ensure the burn is conducted safely and smoke is minimized.
Barnum Park Outdoor Ice Rink
When weather conditions allow for a safe ice surface, residents are encouraged to grab their ice skates and head over to the Barnum Park Ice Rink, located off of Pierce near George. City crews work hard to maintain the rink, however users are welcome to shovel any snow accumulation to clear an area for skating. Hockey is permitted at the rink from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Signs will be posted indicating the condition of the ice. Learn more by viewing the outdoor ice rink rules. Watch the video below to see the Department of Public Services workers fill and line the rink.
Little FREE Library @ Barnum Park
Little Kids of all ages have to go no farther than Barnum Park to enjoy
Barnum Park Little Free Library Named
Barnum Park History
The Community for Barnum Park, a volunteer group comprised of local residents, beginning in 2007 started fund raising efforts to capture donation dollars for additional improvements/enhancements at Barnum Park. To date, the donations to the City of Birmingham are an amazing amount of around $177,000.
Park Construction Phase 1 occurred during 2009 for a total cost of $832,000 paid by Parks and Recreation bond. A variety of new trees have been installed in various locations throughout the park. Future improvements may include enhancing various natural areas which will include adding native grasses and perennials to establish native prairie gardens. Phase 2 design work and improvements are underway and include four features. These features are the sanctuary, heart of the park, play area and overall landscape improvements. Funding for additional improvements will primarily be from donation dollars.
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