Kiwanis Breaks Ground on New Park and Vulcan Trail

Kiwanis Breaks Ground on New Park and Vulcan Trail

We are excited to announce that last Friday, May 19, 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham broke ground on their Centennial Park/Vulcan Trail project. This $4.6 million investment will reconnect Vulcan Park and Museum to downtown Birmingham, both visually and physically, through a new park, a new trail, and a new lighting system on Birmingham’s iconic Vulcan statue.

We are working with Kiwanis to develop Vulcan Trail, a two-mile walking and biking path that runs across Red Mountain to Green Springs Highway and is part of the 750-mile Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System. Several years ago, we held community meetings to learn what people wanted out of their trails and green spaces, and this trail connection was one of the most desired segments of the entire system.

You may learn more about the project and last Friday’s groundbreaking here and here.

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Looking up at the Vulcan statue from the site of the new Kiwanis Centennial Park/Vulcan Trail.

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Tyrone Silmon (Mayor William Bell’s office), Libba Vaughan (Freshwater Land Trust), Thomas W. Thagard III (Kiwanis Club of Birmingham), and Darlene Negrotto (Vulcan Park Foundation).

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Freshwater Land Trust staff celebrating this big step forward in the development of Vulcan Trail.