Add One Pratt Park to your personal best of Birmingham list....

April 29, 2020

Everyone has their own personal best of Birmingham list, places we all like to show off.

Mine includes, the Birmingham Civil Rights InstituteBirmingham Museum of ArtVulcan Park and MuseumRuffner Mountain and Railroad Park

After an impromptu visit last week, I’m adding one more “must see” place to my list for visitors and Birmingham metro residents alike – One Pratt Park in Pratt City.

Brookwood Forest Elementary Opens Ranger Park

November 26, 2018

President Theodore Roosevelt once said that play is a fundamental need, so much so that playgrounds should be provided for every child, just as schools are. And “all work and no play,” it has been noted, is not the approach schools should be taking.

The American Pediatric Association has recommended that children get 60 minutes of open-ended play daily. So, it stands to reason that play should be a vital part of the daily school routine. Thanks to its new interactive playground that opened this year, children at Brookwood Forest Elementary might be reluctant to leave when the bell rings.

This Is the Best Park in Every U.S. State

May 28, 2018

This summer, get yourself, your family, or even your pet outdoors and explore the hidden natural wonders in your own backyard.

With the help of Yelp, MONEY has identified the best park in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, and then spelled out the costs to visit them.

Commercial corridor in Birmingham's Avondale to be redesigned

March16, 2018

The main corridor of Avondale's commercial district in Birmingham is slated to be redesigned to improve pedestrian, cycling and vehicular circulation.

The redesign will also address parking, enhanced streetscaping as well as storm water management and flood mitigation on 41st Street between 1st and 5th Avenue South.

New Vestavia Hills park aimed at helping with flooding issues

Monday, May 1 2017

A new park in Vestavia Hills is aimed at helping with flooding issues, but will also now serve as a new recreation site for the Cahaba Heights community.

Elise Bodenheimer loves walking her dog Annie through her Cahaba Heights neighborhood. But heavy rain has often caused a problem.

Regions Field to add major new attraction

March 11, 2017

The Birmingham Barons today announced a major addition to Regions Field set to open for the start of the 2017 season.

The attraction, which will formally be known as The Switchyard on 14th, will be located under the massive Birmingham sign off 14th Street South and offer a family-friendly food, beverage and outdoor game atmosphere.

6 Urban Green Space Projects That Are Revitalizing U.S. Cities

January 24, 2016

City living can be a major obstacle to enjoying the outdoors, but urban designers and civic planners are pushing to change that.

Say hello to innovative and sustainable mixed-use urban green space projects. Or you could just call them parks.

What makes a few acres of grass a worthy investment? Time and time again, urban green spaces have been shown to improve public health outcomes, protect water quality, and decrease violence. Parks can also alleviate some of the emotional symptoms of urban life, including stress and anxiety.

 

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