Birmingham takes a look at redeveloping Kenning Park

A lot of stuff is done at Kenning Park every day, from youth sports to police sharp shooting. More could be on the way as Birmingham city officials weigh options for its future use.

City officials were recently approached by personnel from the local little league baseball teams and a local school about adding fields to the 21.7-acre park. The park south of Lincoln Street and east of Eaton Street already houses facilities for soccer, tennis, a police shooting range, and a skatepark.

Birmingham has issued a request for proposals from design firms to create a long-term master plan for the park. That will include a community charrette in the spring to develop a plan next year.

City officials expect to receive proposals for the master plan by December and make a choice on firms by February or March.

Source: Jana Ecker, planning director for the city of Birmingham
Writer: Jon Zemke