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.


Lea Ann Macknally: FACES of Birmingham

November 29, 2015

Raised in a small town in Mississippi along the Natchez Trace, Lea Ann Macknally has always had a connection to the land. Now, as the owner and president of Macknally Land Design, which she runs with her husband, Whit, Lea Ann has the opportunity to interact with the land and create opportunities for others to experience that same connection on a daily basis. With a hand in incredible projects throughout the city, including Railroad Park, Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children and Regions Field, just to name a few, Lea Ann is dedicated to creating a better city for Birmingham residents, one plant and one park at a time. Welcome today’s FACE of Birmingham, Lea Ann Macknally!

What's next for Birmingham revitalization?

July 23, 2015

What does Birmingham's future look like? How are the city's neighborhoods being revitalized? What area will developers focus on next?

Residents can get answers to those questions and become a part of the conversation about the city's future at the community kickoff of the Thrive BHM project Thursday night.

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