Welcome to Kenning Park 
Kenning Park Ball Field Redevelopment Project Overview 
Kenning Park Ball Field Redevelopment Project Updates

Welcome to Kenning Park
Kenning Park is located in the southeast portion of the city adjacent to Lincoln Road. The site is the primary recreation complex in the community and is home to the Ice Sports Arena. Outdoor facilities at Kenning Park include three Little League baseball diamonds and one softball diamond, four tennis courts, open space and playground equipment with an ADA accessible path leading from the parking area to the playground. In 2004, a skate park was installed on the east side of the arena. The skate park was designed by skaters. The city has also negotiated a long-term lease for the Racquet Club at Kenning Park. The contractor provides two tennis bubbles which cover six courts during the winter months. These bubbles meet the demand for year-round tennis opportunities for area residents. Inside the racquet club are locker rooms, a pro shop, and children’s nursery. Adult and junior lessons, tennis leagues, club mixers, and court time for individual play are part of the 32-week indoor season. Birmingham residents pay a reduced membership fee. 


During the later part of 2013 and during 2014, the City and community held several public meetings to develop a concept master plan for Kenning Park.  Phase 1 included the re-construction of the parking lot, which concluded during November 2014. Follow the link to download the Kenning Park Master Plan. Phase 2 is now underway; see project details below.

Kenning Park Ball Field Redevelopment Project Overview

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ig improvements are coming soon at Kenning Park! An upcoming project will result in the redevelopment of two baseball fields. When completed in late October, the improvements will include: 

• Complete reconstruction and reorientation of two fields; 
• Improved field drainage and expansion of existing storm water system; 
• New infield surfacing and irrigated turf; 
• New fencing, safety netting, and scoreboards; 
• New players' benches and bleachers; 
• New concrete walkways; 
• New trees
 
The Kenning Park ball fields project is a joint partnership between the City and Birmingham Little League (BLL) which has used the facilities at Kenning Park since 1947. Learn more about the project by signing up for the Kenning Park Ball Field Redevelopment Constant Contact group

Kenning Park Ball Field Redevelopment Project Updates

July 16, 2019 - The work at Kenning Park is continuing on schedule. The remainder of this month includes importing of material and grading of the fields and site utilities as part of the entire project scope. Other updates will be provided as necessary or as work activity warrants.

July 9, 2019 - 
This week includes the continuation of earthwork, trucking materials in and out of the park and utility work is expected to begin shortly. The Skate Park is open accordingly, based on trucking activity in the parking lot.
Keep an eye on this page for another update on the project status early next week.

July 3, 2019 - 
Revised Project Update due to Inclement Weather: 
There will be ongoing earthwork at the two ball fields over the next few weeks. The east end of the Kenning Park parking lot surrounding the Skate Park will be closed beginning Monday, July 8th through Wednesday, July 10th for trucking activity of ground material in and out of the park.  The Skate Park will also be closed.  Access to the Birmingham Ice Arena/Recreation Office and the Birmingham Racquet Club will remain open.

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