National Parks

Railroad Park

Birmingham, AL

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Address: 1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 Number: (205) 521-9933 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Railroad Park is one of Birmingham's most popular parks and when you visit, you'll see why!

Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room", Railroad Park spans 19 acres of green space in downtown Birmingham, celebrating the industrial and artistic heritage of such an amazing city!

Within this 19 acres, there are plenty of things to do with the kids in addition to the nine acres of open lawn! Railroad Park is a great place to have a some lunch, throw a little Frisbee, and even take a little jog or walk the dog! 

Wtihin the park there are more than 600 trees that have been planted, which are a mixture of evergreens, hardwoods and flowering trees, making it an incredibly beautiful park to spend time in. There are even 50 Princeton elms alone (for all your tree fans!) 

Did you know that Railroad Park is 30% water too? This beautiful lake is a stunning centerpiece, giving the city a cool oasis to escape into. There is also a stunning rain curtain, as well as a bio-filtration wetlands area and plenty ponds & streams everywhere to really bring the park to life. 

Keep an eye out for the numerous family friendly events that the park holds throughout the year. These include the popular Symphony in the Summer (there's nothing quite like listening to classical music under the big ol' sky!), as well as Christmas walks and cook ups!

A park-tastic day out waiting for you at Railroad Park - "Birmingham's Living Room!"

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Free entry!



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If you want to support such a great park, you can always donate, adopt a plant, or even volunteer!

Any top tips?


Keep an eye out for the events schedule so you don't miss out on anything!

I'm Hungry!


The Boxcar Cafe offers a great place to stop and grab something to eat and drink - located on the 17th Street Plaza underneath the pavilion.

Healthy Eating You can always bring your own food to enjoy as a picnic! If it's a hot day, make sure you take plenty of water

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Where is it at?


Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation

Need a little extra help?


There are plenty of flat trails but any questions, just call ahead

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Alabama

When can we go?

Open 7am to 11am, 365 days a year!

Open year round - every day!

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