Birmingham Park Work Day and Mark Law Memorial Roundabout Equestrian Statue

Park 5

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

Your help is needed for a volunteer effort to spruce up Birmingham Park (750 Hickory Flat Road).  A work day has been scheduled for March 16th  (Saturday) from 9 am to 1 pm.  (The rain date is March 23rd.)  The goal is to clear fallen brush and trees from trails, making park trails safer for hikers and horseback riders.  This work day is being sponsored by the Milton Equestrian Committee.

Equipment is also needed.  Following is a list of tools that are needed.  If you have such tools and are willing to loan them to the effort, please bring them with you.  Gas-powered equipment is preferred.  However, battery-operated electric equipment is acceptable; please bring extra batteries, if you have them.

    • Power saws
    • Hedge trimmers
    • Pole saws

If you own safety gear (e.g., gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, safety vests), please bring that gear.  Trash bags for trash found along the trail are also needed.

Please consider contributing to this worthwhile effort.  There are plenty of opportunities to help regardless of your skill level—e.g., spotters for clearing teams, manual labor to deposit trimmings in the woods, etc.  At over 200 acres, Birmingham Park is a treasure to our hiking and equestrian communities and to citizens that just enjoy nature.  Unfortunately, the City has not had the resources to properly maintain the trails, requiring a volunteer effort to clear the trails to make them more usable for citizens.

The primary point of contact for this effort is Larry Covington.  He can be reached at or at 770-826-6288.  Please email Larry if you would like for volunteer for this worthwhile effort; he would like to get a good estimate of the number of volunteers.  However, if you cannot commit at this point, last-minute, walk-up volunteers will certainly be welcomed.

Please forward this information to others that might be interested in helping.  This might include hiking/equestrian organizations and school environmental/equestrian/agricultural clubs.

Following is a link to a pdf with more information.  BirminghamParkWorkDay

Thank you.


As many of you know, long-time and beloved Milton City Arborist Mark Law recently passed away.  A roundabout equestrian statue has been proposed to memorialize Mark LawA GoFundMe page has been established by the Milton Arts Council to raise money for this memorial to Mark.  So far, $5,770 of the needed $6,900 has been raised in just 4 days.  Please consider contributing.  Attached is a link to the GoFundMe page:

GoFundMe Link for Mark Law Memorial Equestrian Statue