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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

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    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


    Camp Coleman Day Camp 2014

    Presented by Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama at Camp Coleman

    July 21 - August 1, 2014

    CAMP COLEMAN IS BACK! 

    We will be offering 2 weeks of Day Camp for Children ages 5-14. There are themes for each age group both weeks which include Blast from the Past, Amazing Race,...more

    Birmingham Area Racquet in the Park

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham at George Ward Park Tennis Center

    August 2, 2014

    The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will provide a free play day for kids ages 7-10. Come join the fun on August 2 at George Ward Park in Birmingham from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. USTA will...more

    Doggie Work Day

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park

    August 2, 2014

    Join us as Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM until Noon as we continue to prepare for the opening of Remy's Dog Park! Call 205-202-6043 or email ...more

    Shakespeare in East Lake Park

    Presented by Friends of East Lake Park at East Lake Park

    August 9, 2014

    "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be performed by the Grassroots Shakespeare company in East Lake Park. It's free and everyone is invited!

    Come early and stroll around the...more

    Run for One 5K

    Presented by Lifeline Children's Services at Veterans Park - Hoover

    August 16, 2014

    The R(un) for One 5K and 1 mile Fun R(un) is an event for the whole family! You will loop through the scenic Veteran’s Park cross-country course where you’ll pass by ponds and through...more

    Bats and Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 16, 2014

    After visiting some distinctive botanical sites en route to our destination, we will gather at the 264 acre Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge, whose cave is home to federally endangered gray and...more

    BAAMfest!, the Avondale Music & Art Festival

    Presented by BAAMfest!

    August 15 - August 17, 2014

    The 5th Annual Birmingham Arts and Music Festival (BAAMfest!) is proud to present the Avondale Music & Art Festival. The 2014 event kicks off August 15-17 in the Avondale Park and Business...more

    Rock 'n' Run 5K

    Presented by IMPACT Family Counseling at Homewood Central Park

    August 23, 2014

    Join the Young Professionals of Impact Family Counseling as they host the 3rd annual IMPACT Family Counseling 5K Rock ‘n’ Run Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 a.m. at Homewood Central Park....more

    Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    Presented by Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    August 24, 2010 - on going

    Sloss is currently the only twentieth-century blast furnace in the U.S. being preserved and interpreted as an historic industrial site. The dramatic scale and complexity of the plant's industrial...more

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Ave Maria Grotto

    Presented by Ave Maria Grotto at Ave Maria Grotto

    January 11, 2011 - on going

    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

    September 19, 2011 - on going

      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

    September 26, 2011 - on going

     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

    September 27, 2011 - on going

    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

    October 3, 2011 - on going

    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

    Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park

    April 25, 2012 - on going

     

    Red Mountain Park consists of more than 1,200 acres, stretching four-and-a-half miles between the cities of Homewood and Bessemer, along the ridges and hollows of the mountain from...more

    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    December 19, 2011 - on going

    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

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

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

    May 1, 2012 - on going

    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

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