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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

    September 20, 2010 - 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


    Ornament Decorating

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

    December 6, 2014

    Join us at the Tree House any time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to make an ornament using a variety of natural materials.


    Understanding Botanical Names

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6, 2014

    Many people avoid using botanical names for a variety of reasons. Because these names are in a foreign language, they can be intimidating and overwhelming, hence they are often avoided. Learn how...more

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

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 10, 2014

    Come with Southestern Outings on our second, newly established weekday hike. Enjoy an easy 3 or so mile hike on a trail in Montevallo. The main trail is probably less than a mile one way and goes...more

    Introduction to Botany

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 13, 2014

    This class will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of botany, including plant tissues, anatomy of the major vegetative and reproductive structures of the plant body, global plant...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in DeSoto State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 13, 2014

    Moderately easy hike in DeSoto State Park. We will hike along the beautiful West Fork of Little River. We’ll also hike various other trails in the park and...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    December 14, 2014

    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...more

    4th Annual Resolution Run

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    December 27, 2014

    Red Mountain Park Rings In the New Year with the 4th Annual Resolution Run: Presented by the Trak Shak, Birmingham Track Club, & the Friends of Red Mountain Park
    Resolve to run (or...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Black Creek Trail in Fultondale

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 27, 2014

    Moderately easy four mile dayhike in Fultondale, just north of Birmingham.  Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way. This smooth trail is wide and level. No...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 28, 2014

    Would it excite you to hear that Birmingham has secured a recreational, public park space in excess of 1,100 acres—an area larger than New York's Central...more

    Ave Maria Grotto

    Presented by Ave Maria Grotto at Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman

    January 11, 2011 - 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

    September 19, 2011 - 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

    September 26, 2011 - 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

    September 27, 2011 - 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

    October 3, 2011 - 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

    Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    April 25, 2012 - Ongoing

     

    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, Birmingham

    December 19, 2011 - 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

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

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

    May 1, 2012 - 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

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