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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


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 7, 2016

    The Smith Mountain Alpine Trail at Lake Martin is some twenty miles north of the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail. The highest elevation around Lake Martin, Smith Mountain is a jagged peak mountain in...more

    Epic City Rush

    Presented by REV Birmingham and Young Pioneers in support of REV Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    The Young Pioneers, in Support of REV Birmingham, Zyp BikeShare and the Social Concierge are calling teams to register for Epic City Rush, a mad-dash scavenger race through...more

    Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 11, 2016

    Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Hear from a realtor the tips...more

    ARC Stories Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 13, 2016

    Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden
    General Admission $10

    Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an...more

    Alabama: Where to Go, What to Do

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 14, 2016

    Todd Keith, author of Insiders’ Guide to Birmingham, shares ideas and tips for fun (and sometimes free) day trips, weekend getaways or family vacations. Hoover Public Library on Saturday,...more

    Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    All participants must be at least 21 years age. ID will be asked for proof of age.

    Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian

    May 15, 2016 | 1:00 - 5:00...more

    Jazzercise

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 28 - May 16, 2016

    Do you want to look good and feel great? Try Jazzercise! This pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program will leave you breathless, toned and coming back for more! With a hot playlist and...more

    Bootcamp

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 29 - May 17, 2016

    Bootcamp at Railroad Park focuses on high intensity interval training. By using just your body weight, this workout routine will help tone muscles, build endurance, and boost metabolism.


    Zumba

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 30 - May 18, 2016

    Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.


    Yoga

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 31 - May 19, 2016

    Yoga at Railroad Park strengthens and tones your body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Railroad Park's yoga class is structured for all participants.


    Happy Feet Friday

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 1 - May 20, 2016

    Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. This class teaches you proper...more

    Book It! 5K

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    May 21, 2016

    Register now for the first ever Friends of the Hoover Library 5K race! http://www.hooverlibrary.org/bookit

    The Friends of the Hoover Public Library are enthusiastic library partners and...more

    FOOD is MEDICINE: The ABC’s of Vitamins and Minerals for Health and Longevity

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri, Wellness educator and Consumer Advocate

    Saturday, May 21 | 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    $40 Members| $45...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Montevallo Parks Trail in Montevallo, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 22, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on a trail in Montevallo.  The main trail is two miles one way and goes through parks, by two picturesque, flowing streams, and around a beautiful University-owned...more

    Lunch & Learn: Fronds with Benefits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 25, 2016

    Speaker: Dan Spaulding
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    In both sun and shade ferns are functional, cost efficient...more

    The Beauty of the Black Belt: Prairies, Perry Lakes Park, Barton's Beach, Spencer Farm

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27 - May 28, 2016

    Trip Leaders: Brian Keener, Ph.D., University of West Alabama & John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Location: Sumter, Dallas & Marengo Counties,...more

    The Coosa Valley Prairies (field trip) A Hotspot for Biodiversity!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    The Coosa Valley Prairies site is a 900-acre conservation easement on industrial pinelands held by The Nature Conservancy, and is considered one of the most significantly biodiverse hotspots in...more

    Lunch & Learn: Native Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 8, 2016

    Speaker: John Manion
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn how to grow and use natives in flower...more

    Caribbean Festival in Linn Park

    Presented by Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization at Linn Park, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization presents a vibrant, fun-filled, familiy friendly day of Caribbean culture, music, food and entertainment in beautiful Linn Park.

    Bring the...more

    Big Green Eggs in the Ham

    Presented by Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area at Regions Field, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Join us for the 4th Annual Big Green Eggs in the Ham Presented by AllSouth Appliance.

    Event Details:
    • Saturday, June 11th at Regions Field
    • Open to public from...more

    Alabama Symphony Orchestra Symphony in the Summer

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    June 10 - June 12, 2016

    Kick off the summer in musical style with three days of FREE concerts. Be serenaded under the stars with the beautiful music of your Alabama Symphony Orchestra.


    Lunch & Learn: Aquatic Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 22, 2016

    Speaker: Chuck Thomas - Aquatic Gardens and Foundation
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn about the plants,...more

    American Girl * Doll Camp

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20 - June 24, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2nd
    June 20-24 | 9-1 p.m.
    $128 Members* | $160 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Bring your favorite American Girl doll and...more

    Lunch & Learn: Oh Deer...

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 13, 2016

    Speaker: Andy Baril - Alabama Cooperative Extension System
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn strategies on how...more

    Dig It! Dinosaurs Rock!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years / Limited to 15 children
    July 18-22, 2016 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Travel back in time...more

    Lunch & Learn: Better Veggies

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 27, 2016

    Speaker: William "Captain Compost" Cureton
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    From Soil to harvest, learn how to grow...more

    AWC Back to School Summer Day Camp for 1st-6th Graders

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    July 25 - July 29, 2016

    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

    Lunch & Learn: How Succulent

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 10, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    No time? No water? No problem! Se¬dums and other succulents thrive...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, August 13 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an...more

    Lunch & Learn: Yard Art

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 24, 2016

    Speaker: Hope Long
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover fun alternatives to plants in your landscape while...more

    18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district. 

    Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

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

    May 28 - September 5, 2016

    Alabama Splash Adventure offers two theme parks including family rides and slides for one great price. The amusement park has grown to be Alabama’s premier destination offering a day of family...more

    Lunch & Learn: All About Bulbs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 14, 2016

    Speaker: Amanda Clark
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Easy care and low maintenance? Yes, and they bring...more

    Lunch & Learn: Transplanting and Caring

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 28, 2016

    Speaker: David Doggett
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover the tried and true techniques of planting,...more

    Lunch & Learn: Ask the Experts!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 12, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Bring your garden related questions and ask the panel. Trees,...more

    Lunch & Learn: They're So Wicked

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 26, 2016

    Speaker: Verna Gates
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover what plants are harmful or toxic, how to control...more

    Life Time Cycle All-level Avondale Ride

    Presented by LIfe Time Fitness at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    April 3 - October 31, 2016

    This is an all-level bike ride sponsored by Life Time Fitness that is open to all adults (members and non-members). We all meet at Avondale Park every Sunday ready to ride at 2:30. There are...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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