Red Rock Ridge and Valley

Crowd at pub­lic kick­off party on Octo­ber 12th

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With the Red Rock Ridge and Val­ley Trail Sys­tem, Jef­fer­son County has an unpar­alled oppor­tu­nity to trans­form our com­mu­nity. The Green­way Mas­ter Plan will con­nect new green spaces with exist­ing parks and neigh­bor­hoods to make our region a bet­ter place to live for future generations.

Over the past decade, Birm­ing­ham has made remark­able strides in devel­op­ing new green spaces. We now have a chance to con­nect our exist­ing parks into a great net­work of green­ways. Red Rock will cre­ate a net­work of green­ways that will make our com­mu­ni­ties health­ier, safer and more con­nected. Obe­sity is a national epi­demic, and Alabama has the sec­ond high­est rate in the country.

Each mile of green­way cre­ates an envi­ron­ment where healthy choices become easy choices.

Each mile of green­way in Jef­fer­son County will be as unique as the neighborhoods

The Red Rock Ridge and Val­ley Trail Sys­tem will cre­ate pos­i­tive impacts for the phys­i­cal, eco­nomic, envi­ron­men­tal, and social well-being of the Birm­ing­ham Region, one mile at a time. Together, we can cre­ate a health­ier, more con­nected com­mu­nity for everyone.

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Together we have cre­ated a phe­nom­e­nal plan for Jef­fer­son County, which will enable all of us to have bet­ter options for phys­i­cal activ­ity and for mov­ing about our com­mu­ni­ties! How­ever, the work doesn’t stop here. We will need you to keep the momen­tum going as projects move closer to imple­men­ta­tion. Please visit our web­site and sign up to receive updates from us on our progress in mak­ing this plan a real­ity, and don’t for­get to vote for the trail(s) you want to see the most!

Tour­ing Your Town: Red Rock Tuesdays

On the first Tues­day of every month, Fox 6’s Good Day Alabama and Jeh Jeh Pruitt will visit a town in Jef­fer­son County to walk their “one mile.” This Tues­day we will be vis­it­ing Birmingham’s Red Moun­tain Park!

Come out and join us for an early morn­ing walk in your town! On Tues­day, April 17th, we will be vis­it­ing Birmingham’s Red Moun­tain Park! Check back here for more details.

For more infor­ma­tion on walk­ing and exer­cise, please visit the Cham­pi­ons for Health web­site.

Good­wyn Mills and Cawood

Good­wyn Mills and Cawood (GMC) was hired in August of 2010 to help the Fresh­wa­ter Land Trust cre­ate a green­ways mas­ter plan for Jef­fer­son County. GMC has expe­ri­ence devel­op­ing green­ways across the state includ­ing Chief Ladiga in east Alabama, Aldridge Creek, Indian Creek and Big Cove Green­ways in Huntsville, Aque­duct Trail in Tar­rant, the Polly Reed Road Trail in Cen­ter Point and the down­town trail in Eufala.