Established at the city’s founding, Linn Park has seen Birmingham, AL grow and change. The park has retained its importance as a centrally-located civic space, but it’s not living up to its full potential. In fact, the most recent Birmingham City Center Master Plan identified Linn Park as one of downtown’s public spaces in need of improvement.

Through an inclusive process that unites people around the importance, role, design and sustainability of the space, we are bringing stakeholders together to create a vision for a refreshed park and to create a strategy to make it happen.

Linn Park’s history and geographic location at the heart of our downtown provide an opportunity to bring our community together to make Linn Park a symbol of unity.

Here’s how the re-visioning process works:

1. PROPOSALS

Where we are now: We’re seeking proposals from inclusive teams with expertise in public engagement; urban planning; public space design and programming; and operations of public space. Once selected, they’ll take us into Phase 2. 

2. PARTICIPATION

When we reach this phase, we’ll be asking users and neighbors of Linn Park and more downtown stakeholders to share their thoughts on the park’s future. Watch for more opportunities to get engaged soon!

3. PLANNING

When we conclude this project, we’ll have a plan to reposition the park, design for multi-purpose uses, and strategies to activate the park. We’ll also have recommended partnerships for park management and financial planning for capital investments.

Request for Proposals

Download the request for proposals for the community-oriented planning and design project, which positions Linn Park as a vibrant destination designed to drive inclusive growth, greater public use, preservation and property reinvestment. In this work, project leaders will convene stakeholders on the future of Linn Park and coordinate a process for determining upgrades to park design, capital investments required, and park programming and management structures that will sustain the park in the future.

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Brief History of Linn Park

Revision Linn Park Partners

The Re-vision Linn Park project is a collective initiative by The Mayor’s Office of Social Justice and Racial Equity, The Birmingham Museum of Art, The City of Birmingham Parks & Recreation, The Friends of Linn Park, The Philip Morris Fund for Design Art, and REV Birmingham.

Tell us your thoughts!

We will have more opportunities for you to provide your feedback in the participation phase of this project, but we welcome your thoughts on Linn Park any time! What do you want to see in the park’s future?