Community Parks typically contain a wide variety of recreation facilities to meet the diverse needs of residents from the community. Community parks may include areas for intense active recreation as well as passive recreation opportunities not commonly found in mini or neighborhood parks. Community parks are generally larger in size than neighborhood parks and serve residents within a three mile radius. Community parks also include smaller parks that are more specialized in nature and are meant to serve the entire community. Ten parks in the City of Birmingham are classified as Community parks as follows:
The Birmingham Museum is located in the City's Mill Pond Historic District at the corner of Maple and Southfield Roads in downtown Birmingham. In 1969, voters approved a bond to purchase the historic 1928 Allen House and surrounding land adjacent to the Rouge River. Shortly thereafter, the 1822 John West Hunter House was donated to the city and relocated to the property next to the property next to the Allen House. In 2001, the Birmingham Museum (formerly Birmingham Historical Museum & Park) was established at the site to preserve and interpret Birmingham's unique story. The museum is operated by the City with a seven-member Museum Board functioning in an advisory role. The park and historic buildings are maintained by the City. The Birmingham Museum recently updated its overall strategic plan for 2017-2020 and is in the process of updating its historic landscape master plan with an emphasis on preserving and interpreting the historic elements of the landscape.
Barnum Park & Outdoor Ice Rink:
Please visit the Barnum Park webpage for information and photos.
Please visit the Booth Park webpage for information and photos.
Please visit the Kenning Park webpage for information and photos.
Lincoln Hills Golf Course:
The nine-hole municipal Lincoln Hills Golf Course, 57.13 acres is located in the southwest portion of the city off 14 Mile Road. Some of the amenities offered are: power golf care and pull-cart rentals; lessons; rental clubs; and merchandise, food and beverage for purchase. A membership is available to Birmingham residents, Birmingham property owners, Birmingham businesses, and non-residents. Non-members may play during April and October. Lincoln Hills is also made available for winter activities including sledding and cross-country skiing.
Lincoln Hills Dog Park:
In the fall of 2010, an off-leash dog area was re-establish at Lincoln Hills Golf Course. The city installed fencing, signage, waste receptacles, and a dog waste bag dispenser for the designated dog park area. For more information about the park, visit the Lincoln Hills Dog Park webpage.
Please visit the Poppleton Park webpage for information and photos.
Please visit the Quarton Lake webpage for information and photos.
Please visit the Shain Park webpage for information and photos.
Springdale Park and Golf Course:
The Springdale Park and Golf Course, 45.03 acres, is located at the northeast corner of the city, north of Big Beaver Road with access from Strathmore Road. The Springdale Course, the older of the City's two golf courses, was designed by Jerry Matthews and built in the 1920's. The course is characterized as challenging and picturesque with its location along the Rouge River. A Par 34 with total yardage of 2,700 from the back tees will challenge weekly golfers looking to brush up on their short game and provide fun for players of all levels.
A membership is available to Birmingham residents, Birmingham property owners, Birmingham businesses, and non-residents.
In addition to the golf course, the site also offers Springdale Park which is a popular venue for all types of parties, family events and "get together's". The park portion of the property is located at the north end of the property. There is a paved drive and parking area, ADA access and compliant tables, playground equipment with woodchip surfacing, grills, a drinking fountain and open space. Park-goers have access to the clubhouse restrooms while using the park facilities. The Springdale Shelter is available for group rentals.