Best Public Park in Birmingham, AL

Handpicked Top 3 Birmingham Public Parks. How do we actually find the most highly rated public park? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

RAILROAD PARK

1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Since 2010

Trail, Playgrounds, Picnic Areas, Jogging, Concerts, Cultural Events, Foundation, Skate Park & Cafe

19 Acres of Green Space - Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets

railroadpark.org/index.php

Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Great green space in downtown Birmingham! It really helped jump start much needed revitalization downtown. The park is several blocks long with impressive topography. There are some small hills to add interest but most is flat if that is needed for your walk/run. If you are looking for a challenge, head over to the rolling steep hill. There are plenty of pavement paths but tons of green space for exercise, playing or just lounging. I like that they added areas of water too.
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KELLY INGRAM PARK

5th Avenue N & 16th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203

Since 1871

Curving Walkway, Play Areas, Picnic Shelters, Walking Path, Statue, Picnic Tables & Open Space

Offer visitors a guided audio tour through their mobile phones - Tour is free and available to anyone with a mobile phone

birminghamal.org/places/kelly-in...

Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Tue 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please visit and reflect on the recent history of this city, state, and region. This park is set in the heart of the civil rights district, at the location of the Children's March (see Teaching Tolerance documentary). Across the street, you can see the 16th Street Baptist Church, civil rights institute, a couple black owned cafe's.
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RED MOUNTAIN PARK

2011 Frankfurt Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211

Since 2012

Historic Mines, Picnic Areas, Benches, Adventures, Zip Line, Trails, Hiking, Biking, Tree House & Dog Park

Offer 15 miles of scenic trails - 1,500-Acre Park - 6-Acre Remy’s Dog Park

redmountainpark.org

Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Red Mountain Park has gradually been improving itself ever since opening. The rangers they have on duty work to keep park safe and clean while being informative and friendly. The trails are a mixture of running, walking and biking. The outer loop is more of a walking, running and easy biking trail.
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