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Rotary Trail The Rotary Trail is the centennial project of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham Rotary celebrated its centennial in 2013.

Rotary Trail is one of the Club’s Centennial Projects. As part of the City’s evolving public space and greenway system, Rotary Trail connects with the award-winning Railroad Park and Regions Field along First Ave. South and is an anchor element of the Jefferson County Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System. The Rotary Club of Downtown Birmingham is pleased to make this $3.5 million gift to the Cit

Rotary Trail is one of the Club’s Centennial Projects. As part of the City’s evolving public space and greenway system, Rotary Trail connects with the award-winning Railroad Park and Regions Field along First Ave. South and is an anchor element of the Jefferson County Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System. The Rotary Club of Downtown Birmingham is pleased to make this $3.5 million gift to the Cit

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On Sunday, September 25th, Rotarians, family and friends gathered for a Rotary Trail Service Day. A great team of 40 vol...
09/26/2022

On Sunday, September 25th, Rotarians, family and friends gathered for a Rotary Trail Service Day. A great team of 40 volunteers removed litter, spread 360 bags of mulch and 18 rolls of pine straw. The team enhanced the beauty of Rotary Trail, RCB's centennial gift to Birmingham, while enjoying fellowship in service on a beautiful afternoon.
Continued promotion and support of Rotary Trail is a key initiative of RCB's strategic plan. We welcome community members joining our efforts to help keep the trail looking its best every day! See more photos: https://buff.ly/3LKWq9q

What is your favorite trail in Birmingham? Comment below!Rotary Trail, the Rotary Club or Birmingham's Centennial Gift t...
09/21/2022

What is your favorite trail in Birmingham? Comment below!
Rotary Trail, the Rotary Club or Birmingham's Centennial Gift to Birmingham, was recently highlighted by Bham Now as one of "13 Hiking + Walking Trails in Birmingham to Explore."
“Home to the famous Magic City sign, the Rotary Trail is a nice outdoor escape from the bustling city,” the article reads. “Follow the trail down 1st Ave. South to get a unique view of Birmingham.”

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Rotarian Jane Reed Ross, Goodwyn Mills Cawood Lead Landscape Architect, was featured in a Bham Now piece highlighting he...
09/07/2022

Rotarian Jane Reed Ross, Goodwyn Mills Cawood Lead Landscape Architect, was featured in a Bham Now piece highlighting her award-winning work designing some of Birmingham's most iconic spaces, including Rotary Trail, Sunrise Rotary Plaza, and Railroad Park, among many others.
“We wanted to use something historic that would re-identify Birmingham as The Magic City," Ross said regarding the design of Rotary Trail. "We wanted something you could see from Railroad Park that would invite you to come on down to Rotary Trail. That’s the key to designing a streetscape or trail, you want it to encourage people to keep walking to the next block.”

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Rotarian Rusha Smith, Freshwater Land Trust Executive Director, was highlighted in a BhamNow article celebrating the rib...
08/30/2022

Rotarian Rusha Smith, Freshwater Land Trust Executive Director, was highlighted in a BhamNow article celebrating the ribbon cutting of the last installment of the Hugh Kaul Trail on August 26th. The final segment of the trail extends from Avondale’s 41st Street to historic Continental Gin. The 1.5-mile Hugh Kaul Trail connects downtown Birmingham from Rotary Trail to Avondale. The Hugh Kaul and Rotary Trails are part of FLT’s Red Rock Trail System, which will include over 750 miles of trails through seven corridors throughout Jefferson County at completion.
“I really want to emphasize what a community effort this Hugh Kaul Trail has been,” Smith said. “Over 45 foundations, corporations and individuals have contributed to the Hugh Kaul Trail and through that Freshwater Land Trust was able to privately raise $2 million during the pandemic.”

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Rotarian David Sher, ComebackTown Founder and Publisher, recently published a piece entitled "Overcoming a regrettable B...
07/13/2022

Rotarian David Sher, ComebackTown Founder and Publisher, recently published a piece entitled "Overcoming a regrettable Birmingham blunder." Sher discussed the demolition of Birmingham's historic train station and how the Rotary Trail sign pays tribute to the sign that once welcomed visitors arriving at the terminal.
"The Rotary Trail sign is a replica and tribute to a giant electric sign erected in 1926 outside the Terminal Station at the west end of the 5th Avenue North underpass," Sher said. "Originally reading ‘Welcome to Birmingham, the Magic City‘, it was later shortened to just ‘Birmingham, the Magic City.’"
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Several RCB members were in attendance for the dedication of the Sunrise Rotary Plaza, a project of the Birmingham Sunri...
07/05/2022

Several RCB members were in attendance for the dedication of the Sunrise Rotary Plaza, a project of the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club, at a ribbon cutting event held on June 28th. The plaza is located where a railroad roundhouse once stood along the Hugh Kaul Trail, a Freshwater Land Trust project which begins where Rotary Trail ends at 24th Street and will ultimately connect downtown to Avondale and the Continental Gin complex.
Rotarian Jane Reed Ross, senior landscape architect with Goodwyn Mills Cawood, designed the plaza, which features rings of bald cypress and Princeton elm trees around a 26-foot sculpture of historic rail steel by artist Deedee Morrison. Also on hand were Rotarians Rusha Smith, Tom Carruthers, Dan Bundy, Will Ratliff, Judy Crittendon, Jeanne Jackson, Susan Jackson, Cornell Wesley, and Past President Philippe Lathrop.
“Initially, we chose that spot because we wanted to highlight the railroad roundhouse,” Ross said. “Now, there’s no longer railroads, or foundries, or any of that industry, but the plaza has a ripple effect in a different effect. It’s creating and activating an outdoor space along a trail that encourages people to have active lifestyles. It’s adding quality of life in a different way.”
Thanks to a generous contribution from the RCB Foundation, the Rotary Club of Birmingham is designated as a Plaza Patron level donor.

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Happy Fourth of July from the Rotary Club of Birmingham!
07/04/2022

Happy Fourth of July from the Rotary Club of Birmingham!

Rotarian Jane Reed Ross, Principal at Goodwyn Mills Cawood, was quoted in a Bham Now article announcing the installation...
06/28/2022

Rotarian Jane Reed Ross, Principal at Goodwyn Mills Cawood, was quoted in a Bham Now article announcing the installation of a sculpture named Inception by artist Deedee Morrison at Sunrise Rotary Plaza on the new Hugh Kaul Trail, adjacent to Rotary Trail. The 26-foot sculpture weighs over 14,000 pounds and utilized hand-cut historic rail steel. It will be dedicated at a ribbon cutting event for the new plaza at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28th. The RCB Foundation made a generous contribution to this project.
“It’s placemaking and it’s building community,” said Ross. “Nothing brings people together like a healthy lifestyle, and the trails, plaza and art will mark the spot. It will become iconic. People will start saying, ‘meet me at the plaza’ and it’s very exciting.”

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The Rotary Club of Birmingham celebrated its centennial gift to the City of Birmingham with members and guests gathering...
05/12/2022

The Rotary Club of Birmingham celebrated its centennial gift to the City of Birmingham with members and guests gathering for the Rotary Trail Party on April 28th.
Rotarians and their guests enjoyed a delicious crawfish and shrimp boil, catered food and desserts. Rotarian Frank Stitt created a signature Southside cocktail for the event which attendees sampled along with Back 40 beer and wine. Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boyz provided live music entertainment and a team of local dancers got everyone on their feet. Guests also had the opportunity to have their portraits made by a caricature artist and enter a bicycle drawing, compliments of Rotarian Libby Lassiter and Bayer Properties.
Rotary Trail is the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s 100th anniversary gift to the Birmingham community. Completed in 2015, the 3.5-million dollar project transformed a vacant railroad right-of-way, or “cut,” into a pleasantly-landscaped, four-block walking/running/biking pathway. RCB oversees the routine maintenance and upkeep of the trail, with members joining in service several times a year to replace mulch, prune plants and remove litter.
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Several Rotarians were highlighted in a Bham Now article detailing the Fresh Water Land Trust’s Earth Day grand opening ...
05/02/2022

Several Rotarians were highlighted in a Bham Now article detailing the Fresh Water Land Trust’s Earth Day grand opening of the Hugh Kaul Trail segment connecting Rotary Trail from 24th Street to Avondale’s 41st Street along 1st Avenue S. The event also included the groundbreaking for the next segment of the Hugh Kaul Trail which will connect 41st Street to the historic Continental Gin Complex. Those featured include Jeanne Jackson, Jeanne Jackson Consulting President and FLT Board member; Rusha Smith, FLT Executive Director; and Dr. Mark Wilson, Jefferson County Public Health Officer. Upon completion, the entire Hugh Kaul Trail will be approximately 2 1/2 miles long. The trail is part of the growing Red Rock Trail System and a critical component to ultimately connecting downtown Birmingham to Ruffner Mountain.
“At Freshwater Land Trust we could not be more excited to add this to the Red Rock Trail System,” said Smith. “This gets us close to 130 miles of trail on the ground, headed toward our goal of 750 miles throughout the county. The reason we are doing this is so everyone in our county can have a green space within a mile of their home.”

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On Sunday, April 24th, Rotary Club of Birmingham members gathered with friends, family and members of the Rotaract Club ...
04/28/2022

On Sunday, April 24th, Rotary Club of Birmingham members gathered with friends, family and members of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham for a service day on Rotary Trail. Volunteers spread 315 bags of mulch, removed litter and pruned plants along the trail in preparation for increased traffic during the spring and summer months.
Rotary Trail is RCB’s 100th anniversary gift to the Birmingham community. Completed in 2015, the 3.5-million dollar project transformed a vacant railroad right-of-way into a pleasantly-landscaped, four-block walking/running/biking pathway.
Visit https://www.birminghamrotary.org/rotary-trail to learn more!
Rotaract Club of Birmingham

Support from the Hugh Kaul Foundation to Freshwater Land Trust for the growing Red Rock Trail System has resulted in nam...
03/02/2022

Support from the Hugh Kaul Foundation to Freshwater Land Trust for the growing Red Rock Trail System has resulted in naming rights for a major downtown trail to be known as the Hugh Kaul Trail. Its completion is a critical component to ultimately connecting downtown Birmingham to Ruffner Mountain.
The Hugh Kaul Trail begins where Rotary Trail ends on 1st Avenue South and 24th Street and encompasses the existing trail that runs along 1st Avenue South to 34th Street. The next section, from 34th Street to Avondale’s 41st Street, is currently under construction. The Hugh Kaul Trail will extend even further, connecting 41st Street to the historic Continental Gin Complex through an additional segment. The entire Hugh Kaul Trail, which is approximately 1.5 miles, is anticipated to be completed by The World Games this summer.

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A recent BHAMNow article reported that Good Dog Park & Bar plans to open a location this spring in the mural-covered war...
01/26/2022

A recent BHAMNow article reported that Good Dog Park & Bar plans to open a location this spring in the mural-covered warehouse located near 23rd Street along Rotary Trail. The new concept will provide a safe spot for dog owners to let their pets play while they enjoy a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. “The location we chose in Birmingham really couldn’t be any better,” said Good Dog Park & Bar Co-Owner Clint Carmichael. “We’re right next to Rotary Trail, which is already incredibly dog-friendly and easily connects us to Railroad Park. Our building is very fun & lively, with a ton of space inside. And since the building is covered, you can take your dog to our park even if it’s raining outside.”

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Hey Birmingham! Did you see the new super sweet Ghost Train Brewing Co. location? Win win win! You can walk there using the brand new addition to the Rotary Trail! 🍻👻🚃👟🌳

“Seen in Birmingham” is a series that depicts your suggestions and my favorite things to do in the city.
Have you seen yours yet?

See and purchase all the drawings at www.verothetravelingartist.com Shipping or porch pick up in Avondale any time.
I also have a porch pop up in Avondale this weekend: message for a address!

I also create similar versions or take custom orders.
A beautiful sunrise in Birmingham! ☀️We love our city and the great people who live here!

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IF YOU ARE EVER IN BIRMINGHAM, AL TAKE A WALK ON THE Rotary Trail. WHAT A COOL PROJECT BY THE Rotary Club of Birmingham. IT WAS 34 DEGREES TODAY.
The Founders team recently volunteered their Saturday to serve the Birmingham community at two locations during its Summer Serve Day. The groups served at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama and the Rotary Trail. The day was topped off with both groups reconvening over delicious meal at Moe's Original BBQ- Lakeview, where it was nice to step back and take in the camaraderie among our group: https://bit.ly/2ViBLDW

🌅 Beautiful Birmingham at sunrise. ❤️ our city and the great people who live here!

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Bayer Properties' plans to bring new life to the old Hardwick Building on the Rotary Trail. Architects Matt Foley and Brittany Foley of Williams Blackstock Architects and Meredith Calhoun of Bayer Properties share the inside scoop!

This will also be one of the first WELL (International WELL Building Institute - IWBI) buildings in Birmingham, according to Calhoun, which means it’s intentionally designed to maximize the health of the people using it.

We love seeing our members doing big things!
Sure you want to have fun, but do you always want to pay for it? Nope. Me neither. Some of the best networking opportunities I've had as a Realtor® have come from free events around town. They are great ways to meet people and get to know your community even better! I have to say BHM always has something going on, and here's a list of activities that won't break the bank: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Museum of Art, Vulcan Park and Museum, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Railroad Park, Rotary Trail, Red Mountain Park Cahaba River, & The Market at Pepper Place.

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This fantastic group of volunteers from Rotary Club of Birmingham spread 90 bags of mulch along Rotary Trail this weekend! 🙌🏽 We love having Rotary as an Adopt-a-Trail partner as we work together to expand Red Rock Trail System.
Rotary Trail is a Magic City treasure! Did you know POLLUTED storm water run-off, carrying debris and other pollutants, would pour into Village Creek from this spot?!😳 NOW a new filtration system improves the quality of the water run-off. Birmingham we ❤️ you! KEEP MOVING FORWARD💯
When Carolyn Chen, owner of Wild Things saw the aftermath of protests last week she knew she wanted to use her voice to speak out. "I sat there feeling helpless thinking ‘What can I do?! I'm just a florist!" In three days, one voice turned into thirty as florists across the Magic City gathered at the Rotary Trail in support of Black Lives Matter.
If you're a fan of The Pizitz, you'll love The Hardwick, with offices, food + more. 🍛🍻

This mixed-use redevelopment is coming soon near the Rotary Trail + Railroad Park.
It's & look who's hangin' at the ACFA:⁠

Gabrielle Fuller, AIA - Davis Architects, Kyonta C. Smith, AIA - Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Nolanda Hatcher, AIA - Studio 2H Design, LLC, Lauren Gwaltney, AIA - Williams Blackstock Architects, Teresa Rivadeneira, AIA - Tri Architecture & Interior Design, Jacquelyn Hart, AIA - Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Tammy Cohen, AIA - Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds & Cynthia Coyle, AIA - ArchitectureWorks⁠

Stop by on your next walk to Railroad Park or the Rotary Trail, OR swing by en route to pick up some local curbside from Trattoria Centrale, El Barrio Restaurante, Mom's Basement, or Shu Shop (just to name a few!)⁠

We can't wait to see these women and the other members of the AIA Bham Fam once COVID-19 is over.⁠

Thanks to the Alabama Center for Architecture for promoting the profession throughout our community!
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