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“a slice of haven in downtown Birmingham”

Birmingham's Railroad Park
Ranked #13 of 90 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Birmingham, Alabama
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104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“a slice of haven in downtown Birmingham”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

An oasis in the concrete jungle of Downtown Birmingham. 14 acres of fun and green. Water in the ponds, water in the streams and water curtains. Great place to fly a kite, roller blade, run, ride a bike, have a picnic, enjoy a concert, skate board, run your dog and most of all enjoy your family. Award winning space that you can't do anything but enjoy.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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689 reviews
267 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
“Creative Urban Space”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Birmingham's Railroad Park is a key piece in a downtown area that is blossoming into something very special.

The park is located near the new Regions Field baseball park and is a short walk to the Peanut Depot, UAB, and the center of the financial district.

The park is a great space for jogging, throwing a frisbee, or for children to play. It is also a great venue for outdoor concerts. Parking is usually very easy.

The only negative is the lack of development around the park. Restaurants, museums, shops, and services will come, but they are not here yet.

Visited October 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
“Creative outdoor space, loved it.”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I loved checking out this park in Birmingham. It was a really well done arrangement of a big open space that offered paths, green spaces, ponds, benches, plants, and a pavilion type setup where people could sit in the shade, eat, etc. If I was to visit Birmingham again I would definitely go back. You could easily go here to have a picnic or listen to music. Hopefully there are more projects like this in Birmingham!

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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236 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“very pretty”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

the landscaping was nice with walkways for four blocks with sawgrass along thetrails.trees were planted and color was added by the plants.parking was right by thepark.a hotdog stand was open ansd i was told other places open there on the weekend.

Visited October 2013
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice use of a formerly uninhabited area.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

This has-been location from decades gone by gets a nice, but underwhelming cleanup and a fresh start. The water areas are nice, the artwork tasteful but not necessarily cutting-edge, and the buildings crafted to resemble railway boxcars are a witty touch.

Visited September 2013
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