A Park System for Birmingham
A Park System for Birmingham is a 1924 report to the City of Birmingham from the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm which recommended creating a linked series of greenways and parks along waterways and mountain ridges throughout the Birmingham district. The report was published in 1925 by the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board.
Implementation of the plan was limited, as city leaders chose more often to invest in built infrastructure for recreation rather than secure green space for future parks. The decision not to prevent development of the Village Creek flood plain proved costly, as homes constructed from the 1920s on are still being bought and demolished.
- Bryant, Walter (October 14, 2006) "Plan of 1925 proves evergreen." Birmingham News.
- The Olmsted Vision: Parks for Birmingham at bhistorical.org