The City of Mountain Brook is devoted to offering quality recreational opportunities for all citizens, and the Athletic Complex provides fields and courts for children of all ages to participate in various sports.
Mountain Brook Athletic Complex (3650 Bethune Drive)
The City of Mountain Brook is devoted to offering quality recreational opportunities for all residents, and the Athletic Complex provides fields and courts for children of all ages to participate in various sports. The complex is located on the Mountain Brook High School campus and includes six baseball/softball fields, three soccer fields, six tennis courts, a children’s playground, a concession stand, and restroom facilities. The complex stays busy year round with community sporting events organized by Mountain Brook Athletics and Mountain Brook Soccer.
Rathmell Sports Park (3576 East Street)
Rathmell Sports Park, maintained by the Mountain Brook Sports Park Foundation, consists of 6 fields used for soccer and lacrosse. There is a pavilion that houses a concession stand and restrooms for convenient use. These fields host various soccer and lacrosse tournaments throughout the year.
Other Sports Fields
The City of Mountain Brook, in agreement with the Mountain Brook Board of Education, maintains the sports fields at all the outlying schools. This, in return, allows the residents to use them publicly through Mountain Brook Athletics, Mountain Brook Soccer, and Mountain Brook Lacrosse.
A public restroom is available for park patrons at Brookwood Forest Elementary. The Park Board will add one near Crestline Elementary and Mountain Brook Elementary in 2017.
The individual fields and their most common uses are listed below:
Brookwood Forest Elementary (3701 South Brookwood Road) Soccer
Cherokee Bend Elementary (4400 Fair Oaks Drive) Baseball
Crestline Elementary (3785 Jackson Boulevard) Baseball/Football
Mountain Brook Elementary (3020 Cambridge Road) Lacrosse/Football
Mountain Brook Junior High (205 Overbrook Road) Lacrosse/Football
Mountain Brook Sports Organizations
Mountain Brook Athletics www.mbathletics.org
Mountain Brook Soccer www.birminghamunited.com
Mountain Brook Lacrosse www.gbyla.org
Field Condition Flag Designation
Different colored flags will be displayed at each field to indicate whether the field is in a condition suitable for play. This is determined by the Parks and Recreation Department and is meant to alert anyone approaching the field.
Failure to abide by the flags could result in a fine.
Green Flag: Field is dry and stable enough to sustain play, practice or games.
Yellow Flag: Field has some wet and dry areas. In this instance, practice may be held in the drier areas, but no games may be played.
Red Flag: Field has standing water and/or is considered to be saturated. Due to the instability of the playing surface, the field is closed to all practice, games, and play.
Note: The absence of a flag does not automatically mean the field is playable. On game days, only a red or green flag will be present.