Railroad Park

Birmingham, Alabama

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Railroad Park is ground zero for the new Birmingham, a recycled and resurgent city, a Birmingham of shared space. It’s a center of activity where a diverse citizenry meets to relax or recreate. e park comprises four city blocks, 19 acres, with ponds and streams and native trees, flowers, and grasses. ere are wide-open meadows and undulating hills. In the fall, hillsides of muhly grass turn a blazing pink, and in the summer, a profusion of flowers blooms. ere are playgrounds and exercise equipment, dining on the plaza, and a grassy amphitheater for concerts. Elevated walkways allow you to survey the city center in every direction: the downtown skyline; trains rolling through the center of town; the city’s new ballpark, Regions Field; the towers of Children’s Hospital; the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s medical complex and college campus; and Vulcan, atop Red Mountain

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"Railroad Park is ground zero for the new Birmingham, a recycled and resurgent city, a Birmingham of shared space. It’s a center of activity where a diverse citizenry meets to relax or recreate. e park comprises four city blocks, 19 acres, with ponds and streams and native trees, flowers, and grasses. ere are wide-open meadows and undulating hills.

In the fall, hillsides of muhly grass turn a blazing pink, and in the summer, a profusion of flowers blooms. ere are playgrounds and exercise equipment, dining on the plaza, and a grassy amphitheater for concerts. Elevated walkways allow you to survey the city center in every direction: the downtown skyline; trains rolling through the center of town; the city’s new ballpark, Regions Field; the towers of Children’s Hospital; the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s medical complex and college campus; and Vulcan, atop Red Mountain"

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Birmingham
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Season: Year-round

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Jun 2018