Welcome to our site–a source for volunteer news and information about Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
For the last few years, a collection of individuals, non-profits, corporations, and governments have been working together to create one of the largest urban parks in America (now 80% larger than New York’s Central Park, and growing!). The Friends of Red Mountain Park is the volunteer arm of the project. Come join us in building a great place we can all enjoy!
A quick history:
In 2008, roughly 1,200 acres was purchased from U.S. Steel and is now owned by the Red Mountain Park Commission. 2012 brought the public opening of a trail system with over 10 miles of trails, plus a Zip Line Adventure course launched and saw more than 7,500 visitors flying through the trees! In 2013 even more trails were developed and the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest opened—a unique aerial obstacle course that has entertained and challenged thousands of guests.
Every year brings even more trails, attractions, and amenities! We now have 14 miles of trails and plans to build three more miles by the end of 2016. Remy’s Dog Park, the Kaul Adventure Tower & Mega Zip, the Schaeffer Segway Tours, two new tree houses, and a team building area are exceptional new additions. Please come enjoy the progress … Every time you visit you’re likely to find something new!
In the summer of 2015 we polled visitors and found out that 50% of park guests were visiting for the first time. We also learned that 30% of park guests come multiple times a week! We’re glad to see so many new faces, and even happier to know that people love the park and keep coming back. Hope to see you soon!
For directions to the parking area and trail head, click here.
For a trail map, click here.