PARK BOARD COMMISSIONERS:
Maxine Herring Parker, President
Ronald D. Mitchell, Vice President
Dr. Bernard Kincaid
Theodore L. Smith
The Park and Recreation Board is the City's agency responsible for operating all City parks. A five-member board is appointed by the City Council. The Board holds more than 124 pieces of property, encompassing more than 2,000 acres. Included among the City's offerings are dozens of public recreational facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, walking tracks, stocked lakes, softball fields, recreation centers, and parks for enjoying other outdoor activities.
You can reserve a picnic pavilion or facilities at many of our parks for your family, organization or corporate outing. For reservations, call 205-254-2556.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35223
Size: 67.5 Acres
Operating Hours: Sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year
Birmingham Botanical GardensMission:
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens' mission is to collect plants that are suitable for ornamental or agronomic uses in this area, arranging them in scientific, ornamental, educational and/or other systems for the accumulation and diffusion of knowledge and love of plants, and to create displays and programs for the benefit of the public.
Something For Everyone
Where else can you follow a trail of wildflowers running alongside a stream, wander through a maze of roses and find yourself at a Japanese teahouse or Zen garden, all within an hour or two.
At slightly more than a mile in length, the Vulcan Trail is a gem carved from the rough stone of what was once part of the old L&N Birmingham Mineral Railroad.
Located off Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard, at the base of Vulcan Park, the trail offers a quiet stroll along a shaded path and fantastic views of the city skyline below.
In 2003, a volunteer group of citizens formed "Friends of Vulcan Trail" to work to make the experience of visiting the trail a highlight for all who walk it.
For more information on the Vulcan Trail, please call 205-254-2699.For information on Vulcan Park, please call 205-933-1409 or
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