Parks and Trails
Crestline Tot Lot
(Church St. and West Jackson)
The Tot Lot, located in the heart of Crestline Village, consists of play equipment designed primarily for young children. The park is completely fenced, allowing children to safely enjoy the swings and other equipment, while their parents relax at the picnic tables available. Parking is available in thea djacent alley, with additional parking found across Church Street along Jackson Boulevard by Crestline Elementary. Dogs are not allowed in the Tot Lot.
(Mountain Brook Pakway)
A 54-acre area designed for preservation as a green way, the trail at Jemison Park is used for walking, jogging, reading, bird watching, and enjoying a picnic. Visitors are able to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while they stroll along Shades Creek. Owls, hawks, raccoons, and fox are among the animals residing in the area, along with abundant native plant species. The natural beauty of the area makes Jemison Park one of the most popular walking attractions in Mountain Brook. The one-mile trail connects with the Nature Trail and the Watkins Trace Trail and ties in with the City’s sidewalk system, allowing residents easy access to the park.
Birds list in Jemison Park
The Friends of Jemison Park have printed an updated Bird List for Jemison Park. Several members of the Friends of Jemison Park worked on the preparation of this brochure. Copies may be obtained at two wooden boxes made by Mayor Oden, located at both ends of Jemison Park near Overbrook Road and Cahaba Road. The Friends of Jemison Park will soon begin work on reprinting booklet on the history of Jemison Park. If you would like to make a donation toward this effort, please forward your tax deductible contribution to:
Friends of Jemison Park
C/O Mrs. Peter T. Worthen
3016 Mountain Brook Parkway
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
(3020 Overton Rd.)
Overton Park offers something for every member of the family. A large playground area is perfect for children, while a brick walking path gives parents a chance to exercise. A beautiful lawn area offers opportunities for a picnic, and a pavilion is available to rent for birthday parties or other celebrations. Grilling is not allowed in the park. In addition to the park area, tennis and basketball courts are also available for public use. Residents are asked to be courteous and limit playing time to one hour when others are waiting for a court.
Irondale Furnace Park
(Stone River Rd.)
The Irondale blast furnace is steeped in local history, dating back to the Civil War, but today the location consists of a tranquil walking trail leading to the site where the furnace once stood. The foundation was recently restored, and plaques tell the story of the facility that once occupied over 2,000 acres. Benches are available in the open grove and provide a peaceful respite in the wooded area. Dog stations are available on site, so residents are encouraged to bring the family pets and enjoy the beauty of this natural park.
(Canterbury Rd. and Overhill Rd.)
Located just off Montevallo road, Canterbury Park consist of a small playground are that is great for young children to play. Picnic tables are found at the park, providing parents with a place to sit and talk while their children enjoy some fun. This park serves as a convenient gathering place for neighbors to get caught up on news in the community.
On the east end of the Jemison Park sidewalk is the Nature Trail which is 6/10 of a mile and runs parallel with Overbrook Road. The gravel path is surrounded by greenery and overlooks Shades Creek.
Watkins Trace Trail
On the west and north end of Jemison Park is the Watkins Trace Trail which is 4/10 of a mile and runs parallel with Cahaba Road. The trail winds peacefully towards Mountain Brook Elementary before connecting with the City’s sidewalks.
Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church
In conjunction with the Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church, the City of Mountain Brook built a walking trail around the church property. The trail was built partially on the easement of the street right of way and partially on the church property. This trail, which is 0.7 miles long, is open to the public for walking or jogging.
Download 11x14 printable walking map here.
The City park facilities offer a wide array of recreational opportunities from tennis, soccer, baseball, and football to play areas for children, walking trails, and natural environments to allow residents to experience nature with the City. The City also operates Overton Pavilion which can be rented for parties. For reservations please call 802-3877.
Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation
3698 Bethune Drive
Mountain Brook, AL 35233