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Dog parks are “a growing trend” in America, according to Shanda Williams, parks and recreation superintendent for the city of Mountain Brook. However, the city didn’t have such a facility — until now. Read more

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The Mountain Brook City Council on June 24 decided to evaluate how the city uses gas-powered lawn and garden equipment. Read more

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Construction on the new bathroom at the Mountain Brook Elementary School athletic field is nearly complete. Read more

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Some traffic islands kept up by the city are part of smaller neighborhoods, which also participate in the maintenance. Read more

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By Keith McCoy

City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and the Emmet O'Neal Library will be closed. Read more

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About a year and a half ago, UAB occupational therapy assistant professor Dr. Gavin Jenkins began working on collecting data of user satisfaction at Mountain Brook parks over different times of the year. Read more

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By Keith McCoy

During the meeting they will address why certain fields appear more stressed than others, and what the city can do to help the fields. Read more

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A recent master plan for Mountain Brook’s parks and recreation included everything from new playing fields and adult classes to a community center. Read more

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Parks and Recreation Superintendent Shanda Williams said the new playground equipment will not be installed until the end of December, though plans initially called for the installation to begin this month. Read more

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The proposed plan accounted for $13 million in renovation and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, $10 million for a new community center, $19 million for new parks and greenways and $140,000 for design studies and development for standards. Read more

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Parks and Recreation Superintendent Shanda Williams said she delivered the new handbooks, complete with all new information, to several city offices Monday morning. Read more

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Thanks to efforts by Emma and Olivia Craig, the new library joins more than 25,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and over 70 countries. Only three are currently registered in Birmingham. Read more

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Photo by Madoline Markham.

A study by UAB occupational therapy students recently gave high ratings to Mountain Brook playgrounds. They assessed six parks in Mountain Brook and five parks in Irondale. Read more

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The 33-question survey will be accessible through Aug. 11 and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Responses will be used to prepare a new parks and recreation master plan. Read more

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Mountain Brook Elementary Field Lights

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Parks and Recreation Director Shanda Williams presented the light proposal and recommended that Gunn & Associates complete the electrical engineering work at the city council meeting on July 13. Read more

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Parks and Recreation Public Meeting Master Plan

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Wider trails, a recreation center and a dog park are all on the table for potential park improvements. Lose & Associates, a firm out of Nashville, began research for a parks and recreation master plan this week. Read more

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Cahaba River Walk Ribbon Cutting

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Residents can share their ideas about the future of Mountain Brook parks and recreation facilities at a public meeting on Tuesday, June 30. The meeting will run from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall, 56 Church Street. Read more

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Photo by Olivia Burton.

The 33 old wooden trash cans around Mountain Brook’s sports fields and parks will soon to be replaced with new, more decorative metal containers. Read more

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Photo by Madoline Markham.

The city addressed complaints from residents regarding leaf blowers and other noises during the April 27 city council meeting. Read more

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Photo by Madoline Markham.

The new Cahaba River Walk, previously known as Cahaba River Park, is on schedule to be complete by January. See our photos of the park. Read more

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