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Birmingham's Railroad Park

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“walking trails”(11 reviews)
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1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-1703
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited Railroad Park on a nice summer day and was completely surprised that a few blocks from downtown Birmingham there would be such a relaxing and beautiful spot. I highly recommend this park as there is plenty of walkways, nice views of the city...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wruple
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't spend much time there due to time constraints but its a decent place to stretch your legs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1timhuey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a large, open park with plenty of trail options and nice views of the city. I've been several times in the winter and summer and it is always lovely. I see people of all ages and races hanging out here, which is refreshing. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FreedomLifted
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to walk around. Great views of the city and wonderful scenery. Was great for our dogs!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jshowalter92
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Love the walking trails, the well placed benches and clean bathrooms. There are many activities going on at the park throughout the day and the part can be very busy on the weekend. We especially love simply throwing the trail and people watching. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

We've visited the Railroad Park numerous times since 2016, it is one of my now eight-year-old son's favorite spots. Parking can sometimes be a challenge, but the scenery is always excellent. We love coming for the ice skating, too. I've never felt unsafe (always seems...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cubscoutmomga
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Our city is so lucky to have such a beautiful space! Railroad Park is the perfect place for lunchtime runs, family picnics, free after work work-outs, a game of frisbee, or just to sit, relax, and enjoy the views. It is my absolute favorite space...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Railroad Park is a nice place to visit here in Birmingham. You can take a nice stroll, people watch, meet friends, attend events, and admire the beauty of the park. It is a safe place to hang out and your four-legged friends are welcomed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anorwar
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a beautiful urban park, and if I couldn't see the sky line I wouldn't know I was in downtown Birmingham while here. We frequent this park & always enjoy our time there. The park is well maintained, beautiful & has varied activities for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leigh Ann S
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I met our tour guide from Red Tour by the Railroad Park sign at the corner of 17th and 1st. The park was a surprise: a combination of water ponds, local diverse grasses and plants, trees, well designed, interesting and I understand used for concerts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Aaron S
10 February 2017|
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Response from kime555 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Aaron. It is open and dimly lit, but I would be very uneasy around there at night. There is a ballpark and great brewery right around there, so the area will be full of people, but very few will be hanging out in... More
13 January 2017|
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Response from carolyn w | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!! The area is beautiful. Picture perfect.