Parks & Trails
Here you will find all parks and trails in District 5. You can review all of Birmingham’s parks and recreational facilities at the Parks and Recreation website. You can find more information about the trails in Birmingham and Jefferson County at the Freshwater Land Trust’s Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System website and their Find a Trail interactive map.
Magic City Rotary Trail
Kelly Ingram Park
Jones Valley Trail
Crestwood Park is a neighborhood park located on the north side of Crestwood Boulevard between 53rd and 55th Streets in the Crestwood community of Birmingham. The park features a fenced football-sized playing field with concrete bleachers and a field house on the north side; a jogging track around the field; tennis courts; a swimming pool; a playground; a barbecue pit with a picnic shelter; and a landscaped parking lot.
Currently the park’s athletic fields are used not only for youth football, but also by amateur soccer leagues such as the Liga Latinoamericana de Fútbol, and by the Magic City Lacrosse Club.
Marconi Park is a 3.7-acre public park located in the Central City neighborhood. It is a centerpiece of the Park Place Apartments mixed-income residential development.
A community center for Marconi Park was included in the Park Board’s long-range plans, approved by the Birmingham Planning Commission in 1973. A YMCA Youth Center now adjoins the north side of the park.
The park, with its combination baseball and football field, is heavily used by youth athletic leagues. The park’s lighting and scoreboard were restored in 2015.
Charles Linn Park anchors the municipal center of downtown Birmingham. It is bounded by 20th Street North and the Birmingham City Hall to the west, Park Place to the south, 8th Avenue North, with Boutwell Auditorium and the Birmingham Museum of Art to the north, and the Linn-Henley Research Library and the Jefferson County Courthouse to the east.
As Birmingham’s primary civic space, Linn Park contains numerous monuments and memorials, and hosts several public events and other gatherings.
Fountain Heights Park and Rec Center
The Wahouma Park restoration project is more than halfway complete, with upgrades scheduled to be finished in late spring.
Project work includes resurfacing basketball courts, repairing the walking trail, installation of new bleachers with accessible pathways, painting the concession stand and paving the parking lot. Recent wet weather has slowed some restoration work but crews hope to increase the pace in the coming days.