Railroad Park

Built on Birmingham’s vacant Railroad Reservation—a large plot of land in the center of Birmingham set aside for the city’s railroads and related industries—Railroad Park is a free, 19-acre city-owned park featuring play areas, an outdoor gym, trails, three skate bowls, and numerous water features.  Although the idea to develop the park was conceived in the 1970s, construction only began in 2007, and the first phase finally opened in 2010.  The $25 million redevelopment project has been credited with restoring civic pride and serving as an economic catalyst for the surrounding area.

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