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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


    Paddle at the Rock Paddleboard Race

    Presented by The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs

    May 30, 2015

    This is the 3rd annual Paddle at the Rock Sponsored by Inline Lighting hosted by Smith Lake Paddle Boards. This years race is at the new location at Smith Lake Park. The 7 mile Long Course and 3...more

    18th Annual Family Fishing Rodeo

    Presented by City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board at East Lake Park, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    Enjoy angling, activity booths, information on local organizations, contests, giveaways, entertainment, and more!

    Presented by City of Birmingham Park and Recreation...more

    National Trails Day

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

    June 6, 2015

    There is no better place to celebrate "National Trails Day" than on Ruffner Mountain!  Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments available for our hikers.  Celebration...more

    Lunch and Learn: Drink Your Garden

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 10, 2015

    Savor the fruits of your labor. Use botanicals to enhance flavor and add depth to create the perfect cocktail.


    Beer on the Back Porch

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

    June 12, 2015

    Support Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve and have fun doing it- share in an evening of live music, great food and craft beer! June's Beer on the Back Porch will feature the...more

    Alabama EDSers 2nd Annual Watermelon Festival

    Presented by Alabama EDSers at Homewood Central Park, Homewood

    June 13, 2015

    Our nonprofit is based out of Alabaster, AL. We strive to raise community awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), support individuals with EDS, and help fund research on EDS. We have a...more

    Lunch and Learn: Ideas to Actualities

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 24, 2015

    Visually Inspired? Discover how to transform that look to fit your space.


    Jazz in the Park at East Lake Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at East Lake Park, Birmingham

    June 28, 2015

    Free performance sponsored by Magic City Smooth Jazz! Featuring Daniel "Jose" Carr, On Purpose, and Dwight Houston. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music.

    Get...more

    Southeastern Outings 4th of July Picnic

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    July 4, 2015

    This picnic precedes the FREE 4th of July concert by the UAB Summer Band and the City of Birmingham Fireworks--all which can be enjoyed from the same spot in front of the Bartow Arena on the UAB...more

    Southeastern Outings 4th of July Celebration--FREE Band Concert and City of Birmingham Fireworks

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    July 4, 2015

    JULY 4, SATURDAY, 7:00 p.m.

    Southeastern Outings Enjoys Celebrating 4th of July at FREE UAB Summer Band Concert and Watching City of Birmingham Fireworks

    Where: Bartow...more

    Lunch and Learn: The Terrific Trio!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 8, 2015

    Compost, soil and mulch - unearth what they are and how to use them properly.


    Lunch and Learn: The Understory

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 22, 2015

    No sun, no problem! Learn to love the shade and the plants that grow there!


    Lunch and Learn: What's Bugging You?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 5, 2015

    The ACES Diagnostic Plant Lab helps identify problems and give cures.


    Lunch and Learn: Curb Appeal

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 19, 2015

    Intentionally add year round color, interest and charm to your landscape.


    Pruning: Techniques, Outcomes & Design Influences

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 20, 2015

    Pruning and training of plants is an essential part of garden development and maintenance, yet even savvy gardeners approach these basic tasks with a mixture of ignorance and trepidation. Using...more

    Lunch and Learn: Tools of the Trade

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 2, 2015

    See what tools the pros use and how to maintain them for peak performance.


    Lunch and Learn: Backyard Habits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 16, 2015

    To create a sanctuary for the birds and the bees, start by adding flowers and trees.


    Lunch and Learn: Let There Be Light!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 21, 2015

    Enhance beauty, provide safety and enjoy your outdoor spaces after dark.


    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

    Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    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

    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

    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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