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    PARKS

    Birmingham has a rich and varied cultural heritage. Its diverse urban parks help to celebrate a history of industrial development and the artistic creativity of our great city. Birmingham Parks provide iconic venues for local recreation, family activities, music and concerts, and renowned cultural events, all connecting the inhabitants of a thriving city. You can find those activities by clicking here.

    Railroad Park

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family ...more


    Movies at Avondale Park: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Presented by Forest Park South Avondale Business Association at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    June 27, 2017

    Phone home and tell family and friends to join us for Movies at Avondale Park presented by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, June 27 for a showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Crestwood Park. Lay out a...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Ensley Park and Recreation Center, Birmingham

    July 2, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham

    July 4, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Helena Amphitheater, Helena

    July 9, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Movies at Avondale Park: Hook

    Presented by Forest Park South Avondale Business Association at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    July 9, 2017

    Get hooked at Movies at Avondale Park presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, July 9 with a showing of Hook in Crestwood Park. Lay out a blanket or plop down a lawn chair with family and friends and...more

    Southeastern Outings Short Hike and Glorious, Long Swim

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    July 15, 2017

    Strenuous walk through the woods and down a short, but very steep hill in DeSoto State Park to the huge pool which many of you have seen from above when at DeSoto Falls.  We’ll be swimming...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Wiggins Park & Recreation Center, Birmingham

    July 16, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at W. C. Patton Park , Birmingham

    July 23, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center Summer Day Camp for 1st-6th Graders

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    July 24 - July 28, 2017

    Does your child love animals or enjoy being outdoors surrounded by nature? Is your child a future wildlife biologist or veterinarian who needs a place to develop his or her interests? If your...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz

    July 30, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    August 6, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Southeastern Outings Beach Party NOT on the Gulf Coast

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across from the Galleria, Hoover

    August 12, 2017

    Enjoy a beach party on a beautiful, fine-grained sand beach in Alabama without having to endure the long drive to and from the Gulf of Mexico.  The area is an extensive sand beach on the...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Bessemer, Bessemer

    August 20, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    May 26 - September 4, 2017

    Alabama Splash Adventure is two theme parks that delivers wet and dry attractions with one low price all in one location. Opening day is May 26, 2017. Miles of slides, thousands of gallons of...more

    Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    June 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

    Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will host its latest Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition starting June 1, 2017 and will run through...more

    Ave Maria Grotto

    Presented by Ave Maria Grotto at Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman

    Ongoing

    Known throughout the world as "Jerusalem in Miniature," is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of...more

    Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

    Presented by Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park at Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

      The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park honors Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Sculpted by Ronald Scott...more

    Lakeside Park

    Presented by Pell City Parks and Recreation Department at Lakeside Park, Pell City

    Ongoing

     Lakeside Park is located on 65 acres adjacent to the Pell City Civic Center. Picnic areas are available under the trees at no charge. Pavilions with individual restrooms are priced below....more

    Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center

    Presented by Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center at Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

    From 1886 to the Present…
    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world's premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor...more

    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Presented by Moundville at Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville

    Ongoing

    The Moundville site, occupied from around A.D. 1000 until A.D. 1450, is a large settlement of Mississippian culture on the Black Warrior River in central Alabama. At the time of Moundville’s...more

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

    Presented by Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield

    Ongoing

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is located on the site of the historic Bibb Naval Furnace, the only ironworks owned by the Confederacy. Brieffield Ironworks Historical State Park...more

    Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    Ongoing

    The day-use activities at Oak Mountain State Park set it apart from the rest. With the oldest continuously operating BMX Track in the nation, over 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails...more

    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    History and Background
    Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition, Inc., a 501 ( c ) 3 non profit organization, founded in 1977 operates as the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. From...more

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