Parks and Recreation


The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board is responsible for operating all City of Birmingham parks. A five-member board is appointed by the Birmingham City Council. The Board holds more than 100 pieces of property, encompassing more than 2,000 acres. Included among the park amenities are recreation centers, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, walking tracks, lakes, athletic fields and picnic pavilions, just to name a few.

It is the mission of the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board to offer quality leisure service programs and open park space reflective of the changing community in a clean, courteous, efficient and safe environment.

City of Birmingham Park Board Commissioners

Ronald D. Mitchell, President
William A. Parker, Vice-President
Larry D. Cockrell
Dr. Bernard Kincaid
Theodore L. Smith
Kevin Moore, Director

Birmingham Park and Recreation Facebook
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Alabama Recreation and Parks Association
National Recreation and Park Association