List of Birmingham parks

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This is a list of Birmingham parks, made up of those dedicated as public parks by the Birmingham City Council. Once a park is dedicated, the land can no longer be sold or the space used for any other purpose unless approved in a voter referendum. Action by the council requires a survey of the proposed park land along with other documentation. Except for some parks which operate under agreement with independent boards or organizations, the parks are managed by the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board and maintained by the Birmingham Department of Public Works.

By 1958 the Department maintained 65 city parks covering more than 1,200 acres. By 1994 there were almost 100 named parks, but only seven had been formally dedicated. A number of others were nominally protected by the terms of sale or a bequest, but the degree of protection depended on how the deeds were worded. A developer's 1990 proposal to build houses on Altamont Park led to a public outcry, which resulted in its formal dedication to the public. Following that controversy, the park board undertook a planning process. Many of Birmingham's parks were rededicated under an amended ordinance in 2000. The new ordinance required property surveys, deeds, and council records to be kept on file in the City Clerk's office.

In 2018 the Trust for Public Land credited Birmingham with having 3,979 acres of dedicated park land in 118 parks.

Public parks

District parks

Special parks

Other parks

Parks owned by the city and managed by other parties

Parks partially owned by the city and managed by other parties

Public parks in the city of Birmingham, owned and managed by other parties

Former parks


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