Effective April 9, 2021 through and including Sunday April 25, 2021, all outdoor recreational facilities including ball fields and open-space areas will be closed for practices and competitions.   

Parks and Recreation 
Parks and Recreation Board 
Parks and Recreation Master Plan (2018)
Park Rules & Regulations 
Parks and Recreation Bond 

We are now taking Online Reservations! To request a park space, reserve a tennis court, or request the Springdale Shelter click HERE!       

Thank you for practicing social distancing while visiting our parks and trails! For more information and helpful tips on staying safe in park settings click HERE.

Opportunities for recreation are available all year-round in Birmingham.  Twenty-six parks with over 230 acres cover more than 10% of the City's total acreage, and the school district also provides recreational facilities.  Residents can play baseball, softball, tennis and basketball, and enjoy playgrounds, picnic facilities and two miles of trails along the Rouge River.  Two nine-hole golf municipal golf courses offer golf and golf lessons.  The Birmingham Racquet Club features indoor courts and a lobby.  Anyone who enjoys winter sports can sled and cross country ski at Birmingham's Lincoln Hills Golf Course or sled at Booth Park.  Indoor ice skating is available at the Ice Sports Arena which provides for open skating, lessons and ice hockey and an outside temporary ice rink at Barnum Park is available to use based on the climate.  Birmingham's parks and recreational services extend beyond its residents.  The city's exceptional facilities are host to a variety of private organizations and residents of neighboring communities who rely on the recreational facilities for their programming needs.  In addition, Birmingham's parks and programmed events, such as In the Park Summer Concerts, have become well loved regional destinations.

Parks and Facilities:
Birmingham Golf Courses
Birmingham Ice Arena
Lincoln Hills Dog Park
Springdale Park and Shelter

See all of our 26 Parks, including Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks and Mini Parks listed also on the side tab, under City Parks!

Park Permits
Groups of various sizes may reserve city Parks for fitness classes, parties, reunions, picnics and weddings and are required to make a reservation approved by the Recreation office.   City Staff will determine the best location based on the size of the group.  Capacity depends on the activity and selected park.  Springdale Shelter maximum capacity is 150.

Click HERE to request a Park or the Springdale Shelter online.  For more details about park permits, contact the Recreation Office at 248-530-1642 or cfolk@bhamgov.org.

Tennis Courts
Tennis Courts are located at the following parks:  Crestview, Kenning, W. Lincoln, Pembroke, Poppleton, Quarton and St.James. 
Birmingham residents may reserve any City-owned court. 

Click HERE to reserve a court online. 
For more details about reserving a tennis court, contact the Recreation Office at 248-530-1642 or cfolk@bhamgov.org.

Parks and Recreation  Information

Recreation Inventory
Donor Policy   
Recognition Program  
Park Map

Map of City Trail System
Annual Motor Vehicle Permits For Oakland County Parks & Metroparks are available at the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena. 
Contact the Recreation Office at 248-530-1642 or cfolk@bhamgov.org.