Birmingham plans family fun park

City-owned facility will include skating rink, e-sports center, more

An aerial rendering shows the proposed family fun center to the left and the Crossplex to the right.

A new Birmingham family fun center will include a skating rink, jump park, e-sports center, bowling alley, food court and more.

The facility, planned for the CrossPlex property in West Birmingham, should open sometime in 2024.

“I am thrilled to honor our West Birmingham residents by bringing this into their community,” said Mayor Randall Woodfin. “The concept of sports and entertainment options under one roof will be a game changer for our families, our children, and our visitors. I envision this being a major hub for family fun and plan to make sure it is a state-of-the-art facility because our community deserves it.”

Design of the 20,000-square-foot facility is in the preliminary stages, and pre-construction is being supported by $2 million from the Birmingham City Council.

“The fairground park area has historically been the convening space for the westside, and what better way to honor its original purpose and accomplish those goals,” said Cornell Wesley, director of the Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity. 

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