Oak Ridge Park
- This article is about the Oak Ridge Park neighborhood in Woodlawn. For the neighborhood in Ensley, see Oak Ridge.
|Oak Ridge Park|
|Meeting site||New Community Baptist Church, (map)|
|Meeting day||2nd Monday|
|Neighborhood map||Oak Ridge Park|
Oak Ridge Park is a small neighborhood in the Woodlawn community of eastern Birmingham. It lies between I-20 and U.S. Highway 78, east of Crestwood North and west of Gate City and Eastwood. It includes the Harris Homes housing project, Town Park Apartments and Oliver Elementary School.
The developed areas of Oak Ridge Park are in Birmingham City Council District 5, with parts of District 2 covering the tree-covered ridge of Red Mountain. School-age children in the neighborhood attend Oliver Elementary, Putnam Middle School, and Woodlawn High School. There are no public parks in the neighborhood. A donated lot was improved by volunteers and support from Home Depot to create the Oak Ridge Park Urban Garden.
The Oak Ridge Park Neighborhood Association meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at New Community Baptist Church on 6th Court South. The neighborhood president is Myeisha Hutchinson, the vice president is Barbara Merchant, and the secretary is Cassandra Pullom.