Railroad Park has earned positive national attention for Birmingham from influential publications and organizations that praise everything from the Park's design to its success in stimulating revitalization and transformation in the city.
As importantly, we earn positive attention from local five year olds. One of them told us, "I like the big orange fish in your pond. I named him Sophia, just like my sister."
Every day we hear from many voices about how our 19-acre green space makes Birmingham an even better place to be. Railroad Park Foundation's goal is to make the Park a place for Birmingham to brag about for generations to come.
Railroad Park relies on public and private donations to operate. It takes support from many people, many sources to maintain the Park.
If you've been prouder of Birmingham since the Park opened or if you've had more fun in Birmingham since the Park opened, please consider making a donation.
And thank you for bragging on us. We are working to earn that.
You can support Railroad Park through a one-time donation, or to maximize the impact of your gift, you can become a Railroad Park Member.
Amber Orr is a native of Birmingham, AL. She has had a passion for drawing since the age of 8. She is a graduate of the University of Montevallo where she received her BFA in Drawing and a minor in Art History. She also is an Alabama School of Fine Arts alumni. Her work can be found throughout Birmingham, most notably at the Ronald McDonald House and on the cover of Birmingham Arts Journal.
Amber's work is a promotion for positivity. Her fearless approach of color and line details are playful, unpredictable, and confident. Her art's full intention is to allow the viewer to escape from reality and just have fun with art. Amber believes making art for others is the therapeutic gift needed to heal life's negativity.
In her spare time, Amber is a Teacher Assistant at Hand in Hand Early Learning program, where she teaches special needs and typical children from 2 to 3 years old. You can follow her art journey via Instagram @mizzambero.