20 Safest Cities in Alabama: Safest Places to Live in AL


View Mobile SiteView BlogView Twitter Feed

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 2017-2018: 

Restrooms are still being planned for the fields at MBE and Crestline Elementary.  The restroom at Crestline will be added on to the existing concession stand.  The restroom at MBE will be a new independent building at the intersection of Heathermoor Rd and Cahaba Rd.  We are beginning the process of re-bidding this building to look like this design by James Carter. Click this link to view the desired plans.  Please contact the Parks Dept at williamssh@mtnbrook.org if you are interested in submitting a bid.

Invasive plants will be removed from the Irondale Furnace during the winter months.

Fields 3-7 at the Athletic Complex will have some improvements made to them.  Mr. Dick Shea has already made some improvements to all the infields and the drainage by fields 3 & 4.  More improvements will be made over the summer of 2017.  The playground has been temporarily removed for drainage purposes.

The tennis courts at MBHS and Overton Park will be resurfaced.

Newly completed projects:

MB Jr High has had the field renovated.  The top layer of old grass was removed and the soil amended with sand and regarded for better drainage.  New sod was installed.  We ask that users take great care to not damage the new sod while it gets established.

New fencing has been placed around MBE and Crestline fields.

The hydration station at the Athletic Complex has been finished.  It includes two new drinking fountains, a bottle filler, and misting nozzles to cool you off!  Engraved bricks can still be purchased at this link: https://www.bricksrus.com/order/mbhydrationstation/

Three new pieces of playground equipment were donated to Overton Park in memory of Malory Carper.  These pieces are designed to include children with special needs.  There is a spinning chair, a sensory wave arch that can be climbed on, and a stationary musical piece.

A pedestrian bridge has been added to the Watkins Trace Trail.  The trail was redirected to the intersection of MB Pkwy and Cahaba Road.  This is where pedestrians should cross MB Pkwy.

Two new kid swings have been added at Cahaba River Walk.

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

Invitation to Bid for Construction of Restroom near Mountain Brook Elementary click HERE





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