On Tuesday, October 4, the organizations behind Re-Vision Linn Park unveiled an updated design concept for Linn Park’s renovation. We attended this third and final public workshop to learn more about the project.
What is Re-Vision Linn Park?
Located in the Civic Center of Birmingham, Linn Park is an extremely valuable public space. Bordered by Birmingham Town Hall, Jefferson County Courthouse, Linn-Henley Research Library, Boutwell Auditorium and the Birmingham Museum of Art, Linn Park is the city’s premier civic space .
In May, a coalition of public and private partners came together to brainstorm a new vision for Linn Park. The Re-Vision Linn Park Steering Committee included representatives from the Mayor’s Office for Social Justice and Racial Equity, Birmingham Museum of Art, Friends of Linn Park, City of Birmingham Parks & Recreation, Philip Morris Fund for Design Art and REV Birmingham. .
New design concepts unveiled
During the eight-month planning process, the Re-Vision Linn Park Committee solicited community input through two public workshops and two public surveys. At their third and final public workshop, held on October 4, the team shared their most recent renders and plans for Linn Park.
According to Jim Burnett, President of OJB, Linn Park’s current design includes:
- Space for food trucks
- A playground for children
- A space for the Jefferson County Memorial
- Monument gardens
- Public toilets
- An interactive fountain
- Park Café and Community Hall
- A show pavilion and a green space
Although this is the last public workshop, David Fleming from REV Birmingham noted that the design process is not yet complete.
“What we saw today, these renders, are not a finalized thing. We started this process wanting to unite and excite our community around a vision for this space. So taking everything we heard from you and applying it to the design will be the job of the steering committee. »
David Fleming, President and CEO, REV Birmingham
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