Partners behind Re-Vision Linn Park hosted the first of three public workshops and a digital survey that gathered feedback from community members and leaders about reactivating the park. 510 community participants gave their input and ideas which amounted to 2,230 votes and comments combined.
“We were so impressed with the community turnout of the last workshop, and we hope we can keep that momentum in the next public workshop,”
– David Fleming, President and CEO of REV Birmingham, the economic development nonprofit that is the project manager for Re-Vision Linn Park.
“We want to continue engaging the community to envision a Linn Park that will serve the city for generations.”
Community members commented and voted on park elements that were most important and least important in Linn Park.
The elements that trended highest among participants were:
- Park restrooms
- Shady courts
- Event lawn and performance pavilion
- Food truck space
In the same way, park elements that trended low among community participants were:
- Park games
- Community space
- Reading room
If you have not provided your ideas and comments, you still have time. The project partners have scheduled additional public input workshops for:
- Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 12 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. at Boutwell Auditorium
- Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 12 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. at Boutwell Auditorium
To stay up to date on the progress of Re-Vision Linn Park, visit our website!
The planning and design process has received funding from philanthropic investments from The Friends of Linn Park and the Philip Morris Fund for Design Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.
The City of Birmingham, in coordination with REV Birmingham, collaborated with community partners to initiate planning and design for the project, a key recommendation in the 2019 City Center Master Plan. Key project partners steering the planning process are the Mayor’s Office of Social Justice and Racial Equity, the Birmingham Museum of Art, The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, The Friends of Linn Park, and The Philip Morris Fund for Design Arts represented by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. REV Birmingham is the project manager.
The second community workshop held at Boutwell Auditorium on July 26th was another opportunity for the public to weigh in on the future of Linn Park. The project consultant team shared insight about the people engaged so far, the place-based assessment of Linn Park, and the preliminary park concept solutions. Keep reading to see the results and how you can play a part in this re-vision!
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Well, Birmingham – The World Games 2022 have officially come to an end. All of the hard work our city and community put in to prepare for this event was finally put into motion and we must admit, we are very impressed! Now, before we officially close this chapter, it’s only fair to wrap up this special event with a highlight reel of some of our favorite moments from The World Games 2022!