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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


    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Trip Leaders:
    Patrick Thompson, Arboretum Specialist, The Davis Arboretum at Auburn University
    John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday,...more

    Bark in the Park

    Presented by Shelby Humane Society

    October 1, 2016

    You don't want to miss Bark in the Park!  Hosted by Alabaster Parks & Recreation and organized by The Best Friends of Shelby Humane, Bark in the Park is the family-friendly and...more

    Harvest Flower Crown Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Instructor: Meagan Winningham of Alabama Eden
    Saturday, October 1|10-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $25 general admission

    There's no better way to...more

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 2, 2016

    This will be a great time to bring the family and enjoy a day discovering the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. See Native American life take shape...more

    Paws for the Cause 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run/ Dog Walk

    Presented by Shelby Humane Society at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    October 8, 2016

    Shelby Humane Society is the only open-admission animal shelter in Shelby County.  We care for over 5,000 lost, homeless & unwanted pets each year.  We rely on fundraisers such as...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council and Magic City Smooth Jazz

    October 9, 2016

    Join us at the Alabaster Municipal Complex Green October 9th for a free eveneing of jazz! Headliners for this event are Greg Manning and KAYO Band, featuring Kelley O'Neal. Gates open at 4pm with...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council and Magic City Smooth Jazz

    October 9, 2016

    Join us at the Alabaster Municipal Complex Green October 9th for a free eveneing of jazz! Headliners for this event are Greg Manning and KAYO Band, featuring Kelley O'Neal. Gates open at 4pm with...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    October 9, 2016

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon.  This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new...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

    American Girl Girls Just Like Me: Monarch Butterfly Journey with Lanie

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 13, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Thursday, October 13 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $20 Members | $25...more

    Barktoberfest 2016

    Presented by Two by Two Animal Rescue

    October 15, 2016

    Two by Two Animal Rescue's Barktoberfest 2016!  Saturday October 15th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Helena Amphitheatre. Free event for all ages, including dogs on leash.  Two by Two...more

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Walk

    Presented by National Eating Disorders Association at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    October 15, 2016

    2nd Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Walk

    NEDA Walks are educating affected individuals and their families, while raising vital funds in the fight against eating disorders. Help...more

    Glorious Containers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 15, 2016

    Instructor: Gloria Clemmensen, Designer & Gardener
    Saturday, October 15 | 9:00 am - Noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $15 | Non-Members $20

    Think...more

    The Science and Art of Green Roofs (new elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 14 - October 15, 2016

    Instructors:Ed Snodgrass, Proprietor, Emory Knoll Farms, Inc., Maryland
    Julie Price, Ph.D., Sustainability Coordinator, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Friday, October 14|8:30-4:30...more

    Fall History Festival

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery , Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    Bring your families and lug out the strollers! It'll be a great day of learning a little more about the history of Birmingham and Alabama, in general, and you'll get to meet some amazing people....more

    American Girl Girls Just Like Me: Monarch Butterfly Journey with Lanie

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Sunday, October 16 | 2-4 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

    Inspired by...more

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Presented by Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    October 23, 2016

    FILMS * CONVERSATION * FOOD & DRINKS * DOOR PRIZES & MORE! 

    The Alabama Rivers Alliance and ...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

    Red Mountain Park Adventure Activities

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    September 19 - October 31, 2016

    We want YOU to experience the thrill of Adventure at Red Mountain Park! With our FOUR unique Adventure Activities, there is something for everyone! Fly through the trees on the Vulcan Materials...more

    Culinary Arts and Sciences (For Ages 4-5)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 20 - November 1, 2016

    Fontaine Haskell, Mary White and Mary Marcoux
    Fall Tuesday Series (6 classes total) |1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $160 Members | $200 Non-Members

    Bring...more

    Whiskeys of the World

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 3, 2016

    Instructor: Brooke & Nathan McMinn
    Thursday, November 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members: $30 | Non-members: $35

    Back by popular...more

    The Beauty of Autumn on Lookout Mountain (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 4 - November 5, 2016

    Trip Leaders: Tom Diggs Ph.D., Asst. Professor, University of North Georgia
    John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens 
    Location: Near Mentone,...more

    Southern Tales at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 6, 2016

    Story by: Dolores Hydock
    Music by: Bobby Horton
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Linn Henley Lecture Hall
    Sunday, November 6 | 2:00 p.m.
    GENERAL ADMISSION...more

    Pruning: Techniques, Outcomes, & Design Influences

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 19, 2016

    Instructor: Fred Spicer, Garden Designer & Public Gardens Professional
    November 19|9-11 a.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $15 Members|$20 Non-members
    ...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 19, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, November 12 | 9-noon
    Saturday, November 19 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100 | Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

    MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

    Presented by Leftover Energy, LLC

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Day 5K Drum Run/Walk is a celebration of the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in Birmingham, Alabama. Starting and finishing in Kelly Ingram Park in the Civil Rights District,...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 11 - February 18, 2017

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, February 11| 9-noon
    Saturday, February 18| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members $120

    Capture...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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