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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Hip Hop Cardio May 27, 2019 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.

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 May 28, 2019 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.

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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Bootcamp May 28, 2019 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.

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 May 29, 2019 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.

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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Public Event: Gateway's Foster Parent Recruitment May 30, 2019 5:00pm
Public Event: Gateway will provide information on becoming a foster parent from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lakefront D on Thursday, May 30. For more information,  click here
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Yoga May 30, 2019 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.

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.

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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Public Event: Gateway's Foster Parent Recruitment May 31, 2019 5:00pm
Public Event: Gateway will provide information on becoming a foster parent from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lakefront D on Friday, May 31. For more information, click here
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Family Fun Friday May 31, 2019 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.

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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Mwana Villages Kids for Kids Campaign Kickoff June 01, 2019 4:00pm
Public Event: Mean Villages Kids for Kids Campaign Kickoff will be held on a section of the Protective Life Corporation Meadow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. For more information, click here
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Get Healthy Cooking Class Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama June 02, 2019 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, representatives from Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Urban Ministry will offer cooking demonstrations and food tastings, complete with take-home recipes. The first 100 attendees to sign in receive a parcel of free Alabama produce sourced through Piggly Wiggly, with the chance to recreate each recipe at home. At select classes, Project Yummy, the Junior League of Birmingham’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen will be onsite to encourage healthy eating and basic cooking skills for children. Cooking classes take place on the Regions Bank 17th St. Plaza.
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