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Birmingham City Councilor William Parker to host Groundbreaking Ceremony for Maxine Herring Parker Vehicle Pedestrian Bridge

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Wednesday April 8, 2015

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- The time has come to honor the work done by the late Councilor Maxine Herring Parker . The citizens of the North Birmingham and Collegeville communities will come together Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 10 a.m. for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Maxine Herring Parker Vehicle/ Pedestrian Bridge and Maclin Park Improvements Dedication at Maclin Park, 2701 F L Shuttlesworth Drive. Her son, Councilor William Parker says he couldn’t be more proud of the realization of one of his mother’s many visions for the North Birmingham community and he’s looking forward to the unveiling of this project.

“I’m just excited, especially to get the citizen together to celebrate this staple bridge and park in our community,” Councilor Parker said. “Our citizens deserve the very best in recreational facilities and this is just a snippet of some of the goals for District 4 that are now coming to fruition.”

Located in the heart of Collegeville, Maclin Park has long been a signature place for family reunions, picnics, fun days and summer fun for the North Birmingham communities. The late Councilor Maxine Parker pressed for park improvements at Maclin Park and the vehicle/pedestrian bridge during her term as a Birmingham City Councilor.

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) awarded a $8.3 million bid to Bell & Associates Construction of Brentwood, Tennessee to build the long-sought pedestrian and vehicle railroad overpass in North Birmingham’s Collegeville neighborhood. The park upgrades, estimated at $1.5 million along with the installation of the new pool, are part of the city’s bond capital improvement program.

For more information please contact the Office of Councilor William Parker at 205.254.2464.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Chiara Morrow at 205.254.2055 or chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov.