Barnum Park in Birmingham, Michigan
Barnum Park in Birmingham, Michigan is a community park, nestled in the Barnum Park community. The eight acres where this amazing little space was once their neighborhood school. Barnum Park is located at Pierce and Frank, west of Woodward and south of Maple. This amazing community gathering place features play structures, a softball field, a crushed stone walking path, garden sanctuary, a soccer field, tree-lined promenade, and an outdoor ice rink (open during the winter months).
What I love about Barnum Park in Birmingham is the play equipment inspires a different type of play. Participating in risky play gives children a chance to develop Elements challenge a child’s sense of balance and encourage guests to figure out how to use each piece. The park includes two large structures and several smaller structures for hours of play. Smaller structures include a see saw, red spinning bowls, a spinning circle, and a sailboat. Guests can also enjoy sand play, swings, or a casual walk on the pea gravel paths.
Barnum Park in Birmingham, Michigan also has plenty of seating available, tables and chairs, picnic tables and benches all within close proximity to the play area. Should you need to use the restroom, a port-a potty is available.
Barnum Park Overview:
Play Elements: Two big structures, slide, spinning objects
Swings: two regular and two toddler swings
Surface: wood chips, grass, paved sidewalks, pea gravel walkways
Unique Features: balance based equipment
Water Fountain: yes
Picnic Tables: yes with pergola
Sports Fields: softball and soccer
Walking Trails: yes, pea gravel and cement
Parking: cement lot on the west side of the park, street parking
Tot Play Structure: no
Fenced in: no
Seating: park benches
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Free Little Library at Barnum Park
Birmingham’s first Little Free Library is located on the southeast corner of Barnum Park. This brightly colored owl houses free books where guests may come to get a book or give a book. And nearby is the perfect little nook for reading, a circular park space with benches which is tucked away from all the action of the park.