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Parks and Recreation

.The Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation Department oversees the maintenance of seven City parks, one hundred and seven parcels of right-of-way property, as well as the sports fields at all the schools. The department's office and maintenance facility is located beside Mountain Brook High School.

Mission statement:
To responsibly manage Mountain Brook’s natural resources and recreational facilities in order to enrich the quality of life of our residents and visitors

Vision Statement:
As a result of the efforts of the staff of the Parks and Recreation Department, Mountain Brook residents and visitors will enjoy the finest park system and recreational facilities in the Birmingham area and in the State of Alabama

Parks and Recreation Projects Planned For 2015-2016:  (with updates)

The Tot Lot has a new playground.  The new metal benches were donated by Leadership Mountain Brook from MBHS.

Invasive plants were removed from half of Jemison Park.  This has improved the view of the creek and will help promote the growth of native plants.  We hope to do the other half this winter.

The City is continuing it's plan to install WIFI in its parks.  Please click this link to keep updated on the progress.

We made changes to the end of the Nature Trail where it crosses Overbrook Road at Park Brook Road.  We added a drain and pipe to direct runoff from the road to the ditch and redirected the trail to decrease the incline.  This will eliminate most of the gravel from washing out and make it safer for users.

At the other end of the Nature Trail on Beechwood Road, we added a drinking fountain.  It was donated by Arjun Lakhanpal in memory of his uncle, Sundeep Caplash.

We are planning to add a restroom and scoreboard to the field at MBE.  We hope to have this completed this summer in time for football season.

We are still working on the plans for the restroom at Crestline Elementary.

We will be replacing the fence around the field at Brookwood Elementary this summer.

We will be working with Public Works to add steps on the bank between Overton Park and Fire Station 2.  This will provide a safer route for young children to take when they visit the fire station.  The construction is planned for early summer.

Food Trucks will be setting up at Overton Park during the week as a pilot program.  This is the current schedule.  All trucks will be setting up after 3 pm except for Heavenly Donuts.
Monday- Old Town Pizza
Tuesday- Taco Tech
Wednesday- Big Spoon Creamery   /  Heavenly Donuts (6:30-9:30 am)  
Thursday – Saw’s BBQ
Friday – Eugene’s Hot Chicken

 

 

Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation
3698 Bethune Drive
Mountain Brook, AL 35223

205-802-3877