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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:

The Tot Lot is now closed until the new playground is complete.  This should be completed by Christmas if the weather co-operates.  There is a playground at Crestline Elementary, Canterbury Park, and Overton Park that can be played on during this time.

Please click this link to view the RFP for removal & management of Invasive Plants & Noxious Weeds at Jemison Park.

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

New playground equipment will be installed at the Tot Lot.  This is tentatively scheduled for the end of December 2015.

Restrooms will be added to Crestline Elementary and possibly Mountain Brook Elementary field.  The restroom at Crestline Elementary could be installed as soon as February 2016.  Planning has just begun for the one at Mountain Brook Elementary.

The fencing around the sports field at Brookwood Forest Elementary will be replaced during the summer of 2016.  The students will be fundraising for a walking track around the perimeter of the field.

Steps will be added on the bank between Fire Station 2 and Overton Park.  This will be a safer route for young children to take when visiting the Fire Station.

We will contract out the removal of invasive non-native plants in Jemison Park during the winter.



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