Over the past 6 months partners with 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 to gather the community in a planning process the envisions what Linn Park could be for the future of our city.
Linn Park is positioning in the center of Birmingham surrounded by City Hall, Jefferson County Courthouse, the Courthouse Annex, Boutwell Auditorium and a number of other civic spaces.
This makes Linn Park a vital greenspace suited to bring the type of vibrancy that is important to our growth as a city. This community engagement process is the first step to refreshing Linn Park and showcasing the best of who we are and where we want to go.
To kick-off this community-oriented process, OJB Landscape Architect in partnership with several local firms, hosted the first of three public workshops to gather feedback from the community. Focus group leaders from service industries and community members voted park elements and left comments on what should be considered, improved or added to Linn Park.
“I hope we consider how all the City parks work together and can support surrounding businesses.”
– Anonymous community member
Comment Card ResponsesEvery participate was able to leave comments about the current state and prospective masterplan for Linn Park. Here is what the community said:
- Connectivity to the surrounding public spaces and businesses
- Safe, attractive family amenities
- Unique and visionary artwork
- Chairs, benches, games and water
- Addressing transient and homeless neighbors
- Space for lunch and recreation
- An overall park facelift
- A historical memorial
Park Feature Votes
The most requested of all park features by focus group attendees and community members, alike, were public restrooms, an event lawn, and shady courts for recreational use.
The least requested park feature, unanimously, was a reading room. These results were based on the total number of votes per item for the duration of Public Workshop #1.
The votes collected in the first public workshop will inform the types of park features that are priorities to the Birmingham community.
Share your thoughts about Linn Park!
- Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – 11-2pm and 5-8pm
- Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 11-2pm and 5-8pm
Whether you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for The World Games 2022 in just a few weeks, or you’re a local looking to explore your city and find some hidden gems, we’ve got an awesome list of public spaces for you to check out! We’ve put together a short list of some of the places we think you should check out, but we encourage you to get out and see what else you can find.
The Mason Music Foundation is a nonprofit helping “to empower, inspire, and enrich the lives of children in local communities through life changing musical experiences.” We sat down with Will Mason, CEO of Mason Music, to learn more about the inspiration behind the foundation, why they chose Woodlawn as one of their prime locations, and what we can expect to see from them in the near future! Plus, the foundation will be moving into the new Woodlawn Theatre soon, so keep an eye out for some musical performances coming your way!
Word around town is that Linn Park is getting a facelift – no really! Linn Park is undergoing a community-oriented planning and design process to bring a renewed vision, fresh design concept, and an activation plan. And we want you to be part of this process – keep reading to find out how!