Mountain Brook’s historic Jemison Trail closed for renovations

Jemison Park
Jemison Trail (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

One of our community’s most beloved trails, Mountain Brook’s Jemison Trail, is closed for 6 months for renovations. 

The cost of the project will be over $2.7 million. What are the improvements?

Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation Superintendent Shanda Williams said the renovations will include:

  • Widening the trail to 8 feet in length
  • Converting the sidewalk from concrete to asphalt
  • Rerouting the trail towards the creek
  • Adding more parking spaces, including handicap spots with parking pads

“The City of Mountain Brook, the Friends of Jemison Park, and many donors have put over $2.7 million into making this trail better overall for everyone. We appreciate your patience during these next few months as we make this plan a reality.”

—Sam Gaston, city manager of Mountain Brook, as quoted in The City of Mountain Brook.

Other walking trail options: Chief’s Woodland Trail and more

OvertonPark.2 Mountain Brook’s historic Jemison Trail closed for renovations
Overton Park. (Samantha Moats / Bham Now)

If you’re a big fan of Jemison Trail, what are you going to do for the next six months? Here’s a list of Mountain Brook trails that are nearby.

One new path you can try is Chief Woodland Trail, which begins at Park Brook Road. The walking trail was recently opened to the public. 

Open trails in Mountain Brook include:

Where do you walk (or run) in Birmingham metro? Let us know in the comments!

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