The praise for Birmingham isn’t limited to the city sights and restaurants, our green spaces are also getting recognition on the national stage. Birmingham has no shortage of trails, waterways, golf courses and parks.

To get in touch with Birmingham’s great outdoors, we gathered a list of the activities and locations.

Southern Living Magazine names Oak Mountain among South’s Best Parks

From waterfalls to overlooks, from mountain biking to paddle boarding, Oak Mountain State Park is a one-stop shop for all the adventure you could imagine. In a list of the South’s Best Parks by Southern Living, Oak Mountain sits at the top.

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MONEY Magazine names Railroad Park the Best Park in Alabama

In the heart of downtown Birmingham, Railroad Park is often referred to as “Birmingham’s Front Lawn.” This 19-acre green space with walking trails and a pond that reflects the city skyline is home to numerous Birmingham events and festivals. In a list of the Best Parks in Each State, Railroad Park is Alabama’s sole representative.

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