11 ways to enjoy a beautiful day at Railroad Park

Railroad Park
Railroad Park is the perfect place to spend a beautiful day. Photo via Railroad Park’s Facebook page

You’ve got a day to spend in Birmingham and Railroad Park is at the top of your list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to capture those great mems for the ‘gram and sample some of Birmingham’s best offerings.  Keep reading to find our top picks for 11 ways to enjoy a beautiful day at Railroad Park. 

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PHOTOS: 30+ local florists joined forces to create floral memorial at Rotary Trail

Bringing the magic to the Magic City. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Today, more than 30 local florists from Birmingham and the surrounding area came together to create a floral memorial in front of the Rotary Trail sign. Keep reading for a little inspiration, and make sure to stop by this weekend to see it for yourself.

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Micro-unit housing is coming to Birmingham’s Southside

The Railyard
A rendering of The Railyard, an upcoming micro-unit development on Rotary Trail. Rendering via Creature

Would you sacrifice living space in exchange for lower rent and a prime location? If so, micro-unit housing might be for you. One upcoming development–The Railyard–will offer 350 square foot units to renters. Learn more.

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17 Birmingham walking trails, including Kiwanis Vulcan Trail and more

Birmingham walking trails
Rotary Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust

We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.

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Building Birmingham’s green highway

Ruffner Mountain Birmingham Alabama
Ruffner staff and volunteers working on the Old Irondale trailhead – photo provided by Ruffner Mountain

Last night, Bham Now talked to Carlee Sanford, Executive Director at Ruffner Mountain about a post on Facebook by the popular nature center that was getting a great deal of attention on social media  about the Old Irondale Trailhead becoming inaccessible to the general public.

As of 5:00am, the post had been shared over 220 times. You can visit Ruffner’s Facebook page to read the lengthy post, which describes the status of the property surrounding the Old Irondale trailhead and the missed opportunity and challenges to permanently save this important entry point to Ruffner Mountain.

Despite the news, Sanford passionately made clear her vision why the land at the trailhead, Ruffner Mountain and the necklace of parks and trails around Birmingham matters.

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