Red Mountain Park celebrated their 2nd annual membership campaign. Learn why they need our support today

Mayor Woodfin and Ken Jackson at Red Mountain Park

This past weekend Red Mountain Park kicked-off their second annual membership drive with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Red Mountain Park Commissioner, Rosalind Young,  T.C. McLemore, Executive Director of Red Mountain Park and community leaders and Park supporters.

Most people do not know that Red Mountain Park is nearly double the size of Central Park in New York City.  The non-profit depends on private dollars and memberships to continue its excellent programs and stewardship of one the South’s largest urban green spaces.

Red Mountain Park’s Butler Snow Sensory Trail. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

How important is the park’s work?  From Red Mountain Park’s annual report:

  • In 2017, Red Mountain welcomed an estimated 120,000 people to the park and that number doesn’t include the daily visits to RMP’s popular Remy’s  Dog Park.
  • More than 1200 K-12 students toured RMP and learned about Birmingham’s  natural resource and industrial history. An additional 8000 people took field trips, hikes and special outreach events in 2018.
  •  Stewardship-wise at RMP, staff and volunteers cleared  over a 100 acres of invasive plants.  They also removed 1000 tires.
  • And final snapshot:  RMP welcomed 9000 visitors on their Treetop Adventures program.

And this just scratches the surface.  Just over the past few months Red Mountain Park unveil the Butler Snow Sensory Trail and hired a new Executive Director T.C. McLemore.

Join Mayor Woodfin and the community in supporting this natural treasure in our midst. Red Mountain Park depends on YOU to support their activities.

Become Red Mountain Park Member today! – Join HERE.

 

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