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Birmingham's Railroad Park

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Address: 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-1703
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+1 205-521-9933
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07:00 - 23:00
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Terrific city park

Great place for walking on paved paths, walking dogs, playing frisbee, sitting by the water or having s picnic. Great children's play features. Very scenic and the train tracks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Felecia H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for walking on paved paths, walking dogs, playing frisbee, sitting by the water or having s picnic. Great children's play features. Very scenic and the train tracks are adjacent (separated by sturdy fencing) so you can sit and watch the historic trains. My grand children love this! Usually has a concession stand open for sandwiches, snacks, sodas and... More 

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Thank Felecia H
Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park offers something for everyone. Small concrete bowls (12 feet in diameter) for kid's scooters, ice rink, great walking paths, several ponds with koi, bike rental, playgrounds. Glad we visited.

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Thank Larry B
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best parts of the downtown revitalizations! Excellent location- near Good People Brewery & Regions Field. There are ZYP bikes here so you can scoot around town and tons of activities in the park every week.

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Thank Julie M
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Railroad Park is one of Birmingham's largest parks, located in the heart of the city near the baseball field and with a good view of downtown (unlike the baseball field itself). There are a number of walking paths around the lake and railroad tracks, and there is a separate trail with benches built along an old railroad bed a couple... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Birmingham, Alabama
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I love this park! It a perfect mix of downtown and nature! Their ice skating rink for Winter is so much fun!

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Thank Natalie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have gone to Railroad Park many times over the last year. We have taken picnic lunches, studied there, played frisbee with the dogs, taken lots of pictures, watched the trains, and napped. We have always felt safe except once. We were eating some snacks and a strange looking young man walked over to us and asked for some popcorn.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Lived in Birmingham all my life and remember a time we didn't have RRP. It has different features for different people. Small area for skateboards, kid playground equipment, lots of walking/running paths as well as several nice size areas to layout on the grass with friends or throw a football, Frisbee. Perfect place to escape from all the concrete or... More 

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Thank April B
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Absolutely one of my favorite places to spend a sunny weekend afternoon in Birmingham! Whether you're looking to take your dog for a lovely walk, ride a Zyp bike, use the park as a starting point for walking the amazing new Rotary Trail, or simply just wanting to spread out a blanket and nap, study, or read, this park truly... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Birmingham's revival has been demonstrated in many ways, but none better than Railroad Park. The landscaping is gorgeous, with lots of scenic trails for walking or jogging, walking your dog, etc. Clean restrooms and a picnic table area are nice amenities. I also love the view of the Birmingham skyline. The park is right across the street from Regions baseball... More 

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Thank Jay B
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

As a landscape architect, this is one of the best designed urban parks I have had thepleasure of visiting. First class in all regards. Excellent spot for a casual walk of simply sitting and enjoying the outdoors.

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