Filed under: AL, Birmingham, AL, Catalyst, Civic Engagement, civic/service organizations, Fresh Water Land Trust, McWane Center, Photographs, Region 2020, Sustainable Development, urban parks
One of the cooler hats that I wear is serving on Catalyst’s Board and as a co-chair of their Parks and Greenspace Pillar with Elizabeth Sims of Region 2020 and Brian Rushing of the Freshwater Land Trust. This past weekend our pillar group took a tour of the site of the future Red Mountain Park. A group of 12 people got a taste of the beauty and potential for this mammoth site, though we didn’t see that many animals (a group of twelve traversing through the wilderness is not necessarily good for animal spotting). Brian Rushing, vice chair of the Catalyst Board and Director of Land Conservation for the Land Trust, organized the early evening hike on Saturday. It was a rather simple one-mile hike through the heart of the site that borders several neighborhoods and towns on the western side of Jefferson County. Click here to view the photo gallery for the hike.
The image below links to a conceptual map of plans for Red Mountain Park.*
The following image links to conceptual plans for a regional greenway network that is much farther along than many people realize.*
*Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
There is a public workshop taking place this week Tuesday, August 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at McWane Center (200 19th Street North). Please click here to view the press release* with additional information. I would encourage as many of you that can to come out and attend this session as it provides you with an opportunity to offer an opinion on something that you will want to use in future years. If you are interested in attending the next Parks and Greenspace Pillar meeting for Catalyst, please send an e-mail to myself at my work address or Elizabeth Sims at Region 2020 and we’ll make sure that we notify you of the date.
Or just keep your eyes peeled here as well.
And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post.