Avondale Park gets a makeover

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A major makeover kicks off for Birmingham's historic Avondale Park on Monday.

The city is spending $2.9 million to renovate the park, including new baseball fields and playgrounds and a renovation of the amphitheater.

People who frequent the park say they are excited about the work

"This playground is run down, the grass and outfield's not good the infields not good, the city owes it to the citizens who spend the taxes to put it back in the community," said park regular Curtis Williams.

Most of the park will be closed during the renovation project which is expected to last through the summer.

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