Parks and Recreation
The Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation Department oversees the maintenance of six 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.
The Parks & Recreation Department strives to improve the well being of the residents of the City by providing an attractive, clean, and safe environment for active and passive recreational activities.
Parks and Recreation Projects Planned For 2014-2015:
The City is continuing it's plan to install WIFI in its parks. Please click this link to keep updated on the progress.
The City has purchased a tract of land at the corner of Overton Road and Oakdale Road. This 4.7 acre property will become Cahaba River Park. The construction has already begun and should be completed by November 2014, weather permitting.This park has a healthy growth of large hardwood trees and borders Cahaba River. It will include a paved walking trail and a parking lot for visitors. A pavilion and outdoor classroom may be added if enough donations are received. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 802-3877.
A new unisex restroom has been added by the fields at Brookwood Forest Elementary. It is identical to the one at Overton Park. Another restroom will be added to another park next year. Updates on its location and progress will posted as they become available.
The Park and Recreation Department will be replacing all the old wooden trash receptacles with new green metal receptacles. These will be similar to the metal ones already in place in the villages.
The Lower Soccer Fields at the high school will be getting some improvements.
The chain link fence will be replaced with a new black chain link fence. It will be taller in some places to help keep the balls on the field.
The ugly crossties lining the road by the fields will be replaced with curbing.
The grass circle in the turnaround will become a planter.
Field 1 at the Complex will also see some improvements.
The bleacher pad will be made handicap accessible.
Trees will be planted on the bank above the field to help block the sun from the players’ eyes.