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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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Family Fun Friday August 19, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Family Fun Friday
This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun.

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.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Bootcamp August 22, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Bootcamp
Designed to keep workouts challenging and fun, this class tones muscles, builds endurance, and boosts metabolism. The high gear, heart pumping interval workouts leave participants feeling stress-free and motivated, with metabolism increased for 12-16 hours afterward.

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.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Senior Fit August 23, 2022 8:00am
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Senior Fit
These low impact workouts are tailored to the fitness levels of the participants. Senior Fit implements four categories of activity that the NIH states offer seniors the most health benefits: flexibility, endurance, balance, and strength. The group exercise setting also provides a social opportunity designed to benefit mental and emotional well-being.

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.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will typically be determined by 4 pm the day before class. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Hip Hop Cardio August 23, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Hip Hop Cardio
Feel the burn while dancing to the beat at Hip Hop Cardio! This high-endurance exercise class features fun, hip hop inspired choreography that's guaranteed to make you sweat. You’ll dance your way to good cardiovascular health, strength & flexibility with our sizzling playlist!

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.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Zumba August 24, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Zumba
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that blends basic dance moves with aerobic steps. Zumba 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.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Yoga August 25, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Yoga
Yoga strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility while quieting the mind. This inclusive class is structured for participants at all experience levels.

NOTE: Please bring your own mat or towel to this class.

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.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Family Fun Friday August 26, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Family Fun Friday
This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun.

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.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Magic City Pop-Up Plaza August 27, 2022 1:00pm
Join us on the Plaza, for a diverse showing of food trucks and retail vendors from the Greater Birmingham Area!
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GHOR Cooking Class August 28, 2022 3:30pm
Location: 17th St. Plaza Section B

  • On the fourth Sunday of every month from April to August, Railroad Park hosts cooking classes as part of its “Get Healthy on the Railroad” program. Cooks and representatives from all around the Greater Birmingham area offer cooking demonstrations, food tastings, and take home recipes.The first 100 participants signed up also get a take home bag of produce. 
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Get Healthy Cooking Class Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama August 28, 2022 3:30pm
Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Get Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Classes will teach participants healthy cooking tips. Free to attend, local chefs will offer cooking demonstrations and food tastings, complete with take-home recipes. The first 100 attendees to sign in receive a parcel of free produce sourced through Piggly Wiggly, providing the opportunity to recreate each recipe at home. Cooking classes take place on the Regions Bank 17th St. Plaza. Registration on-site at the event will begin at 3:00 p.m.
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