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Park planned on Cahaba River

By MADOLINE MARKHAM

Nimrod Long presented this draft of a rendering of the Cahaba River Park to the Mountain Brook City Council in January. The city is asking for input on the plan before it is finalized. Image courtesy of Nimrod Long and Associates.

The City of Mountain Brook is planning a Cahaba River Park on Overton Road at Oakdale Drive near I-459. The 4.7- acre park will back up to the Cahaba River.

The city acquired the land for the park last fall from Brookwood Baptist Church and reviewed plans for development by Nimrod Long and Associates in January.

“The park will serve as a gateway coming into our city from the southeast,” City Council President Virginia Smith said. “I feel like it’s going to add something to the southern part of Mountain Brook. Most of the current parks are closer to the Villages.”

Nimrod Long’s rendering includes walking trails, a fishing ledge, a gazebo, picnic tables and benches. There would also be a parking area. Continue reading

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