Booth Park is located at the southwest intersection of Old Woodward and Harmon, north of the Rouge River branch. Its features include an expansive playscape, a labyrinth and tunnel, turf hill/amphitheater, during the winter months an area for sledding, rain garden, stabilized stream banks, native plantings, a trail connecting to the Rouge River Trail, and open green space. The award-winning park was originally the site of the turnof- the-century inter-urban railway system. It was later purchased by the Booth family and then donated to the city by the Cranbrook Foundation. It is now a beautiful recreational area attracting hundreds of visitors from all over southeast Michigan. In 2007, residents and business owners throughout the community raised more than $170,000 in private donations and also participated heavily in the planning of the park. In the span of just one week, the playscape structures were built thanks to the helping hands of hundreds of community residents.
Free Little Library at Booth Park
Kids of all ages may travel to Booth Park to enjoy Birmingham’s second “Little Free Library” housed inside a brightly painted pig figure sitting behind a picket fence next to the seating area inside Booth Park near the play area from April through November. So what exactly is a Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, leave a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Enjoy! The City of Birmingham is accepting book donations which may be delivered to the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena located at 2300 East Lincoln, Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.
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