Birmingham’s Rotary Trail Featured in USA Today

Rotary Trail Birmingham Alabama
Rotary Trail Birmingham Alabama
Screenshot of the USA Today online photo of the Rotary Trail

Yesterday’s USA Today featured Birmingham’s popular Rotary Trail in their travel section.

Titled Cities turn abandoned rail lines into popular parks, a photo of Rotary Trail’s iconic entrance by Bham Now’s Larry O. Gay is one of a series of images displayed of rails to trails projects across the country on the national newspaper’s website.

Another feather in “Birmingham’s cap,” the USA Today article also featured other successful rail-trail projects such as New York’s High Line and projects from  Detroit and Pittsburgh.

According to Bhamwiki – the Rotary Trail (formerly called Line Park) began construction of the pedestrian greenway in 2014.  Largely funded by the Rotary Club of Birmingham, the trail was dedicated on April 6, 2016.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.