Bham-PR-LOGO-Lets-PlayThe votes are in, and the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Bond was approved by more than 70% of voters! Thank you for helping to ensure beautiful parks and superior recreation opportunities in our community. The Parks and Recreation Board and City staff will provide public engagement opportunities to plan and prepare for upcoming parks projects. We anticipate the early projects will include: Adams Park, Booth Park corner feature and improvements at the Ice Arena. Keep an eye on this webpage for next steps and project updates!

Upcoming Meetings
Learn and ask questions about Parks and Recreation Bond projects at the virtual Parks and Recreation Board meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Attend and learn about the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena general contractor award recommendation for the ice arena renovation and addition construction project.

Also mark your calendar for the City Commission meeting on Monday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. The Birmingham Ice Arena construction contract award will go before the City Commission and if approved, work on the arena will begin later this spring.

 

Background Information
Learn about the history of the bond with videos and frequently asked questions on the Parks & Rec Bond Background Information webpage.

Download the presentation from the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena workshop on March 8, 2021.

Parks & Recreation Bond Timeline Presentation
from Long Range Planning on January 23, 2021.

Birmingham Ice Sports Arena

Ice Arena Financial Forecast -
Download the Ice Arena Financial Forecast presentation by Plante Moran Cresa during the Long Range Planning meeting on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Ice Arena Renovation/Addition Project Awarded to Andrus Architecture
The City of Birmingham recently awarded the Birmingham Ice Arena Architectural and Engineering Services project to Andrus Architecture in the amount not to exceed $288,900.00. Ice Arena improvements will include the following: 

1)  Locker Room Expansion and Remodel of Existing Locker Rooms
2)  Adding a Female and Team Locker Room
3)  New Observation Area and Meeting Room Space
4)  New Concession Area Upgrades
 
Please continue to return to this page for ongoing updates on the Ice Arena project and other capital improvements associated with the use of Parks and Recreation Bond funds. View memos and presentations regarding the upcoming Ice Sports Arena Renovation/Addition project at www.bhamgov.org/icearena. 

Concept Plans

Adams Park Concept Plan

The Adams Park development project starts with re-visiting the concept plan established in 2016.  The DPS staff met over several months with neighborhood groups and Roeper School representatives to create the concept plan accepted by the Parks and Recreation Park Board and received by the City Commission.
 
This concept plan has been included in the current 5 year Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  Some elements of the design include a play area, garden seating area, basketball court along with open field space for neighborhood and school activities.


Adams Concept

Booth Park Entry Concept Plan
Booth Park Phase III corner feature reveals an entry plaza with gardens and seating.  This 2007 concept plan is also included in the current 5 year Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  This still needs planning efforts to develop a final concept plan with ongoing public engagement all along the way.

Booth entry concept