About the Park

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham's downtown area with Southside and UAB's campus.




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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition Opening Ceremony - 17th Street Plaza Section A - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMIn honor of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Birmingham, the Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will be creating a Mandala Sand Painting. A Mandala is a symbolic representation of an enlightened world created to promote peace & healing. Millions of grains of colored sand will be painstakingly poured to create this sacred cosmogram. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
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Zumba at Railroad Park - 17th Street Plaza Section B - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMZUMBA at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition, Construction and Viewing - 17th Street Plaza Section A - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PMIn honor of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Birmingham, the Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will be creating a Mandala Sand Painting at Railroad Park. A Mandala is a symbolic representation of an enlightened world created to promote peace & healing. Millions of grains of colored sand will be painstakingly poured to create this sacred cosmogram.
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Yoga at Railroad Park! - The Meadow - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMYOGA AT RAILROAD PARK is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition, Construction and Viewing - 17th Street Plaza Section A - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PMIn honor of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Birmingham, the Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will be creating a Mandala Sand Painting at Railroad Park. A Mandala is a symbolic representation of an enlightened world created to promote peace & healing. Millions of grains of colored sand will be painstakingly poured to create this sacred cosmogram.
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Happy Feet Friday - 17th Street Plaza Section B - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMGet your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple, plus it lowers your blood pressure, reduces your risk for or helps you manage type two diabetes, manages your weight, improves your mood and helps you stay strong. So whether you're training for your next marathon or just wanting to get moving, Happy Feet will get you on the right track. All experience levels are welcome.
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