Rotary Trail

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 City of Birmingham and all her citizens as a legacy of the

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 City of Birmingham and all her citizens as a legacy of the

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Freshwater Land Trust broke ground on the highly anticipated Jones Valley Trail Extension in celebration of Earth Day wi...
05/04/2021
Freshwater Land Trust breaks ground on the Jones Valley Trail Extension - Freshwater Land Trust

Freshwater Land Trust broke ground on the highly anticipated Jones Valley Trail Extension in celebration of Earth Day with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 22nd. The Jones Valley Trail Extension will pick up at 32nd Street South and connect downtown Birmingham to Avondale’s 41st Street, running parallel to 1st Avenue South, with completion expected by the end of this year, ahead of the 2022 World Games. “We are thrilled to get started on the long-anticipated Jones Valley Trail Extension,” said Rotarian Rusha Smith, FLT Executive Director. “Outdoor amenities are critical for connecting our residents and neighborhoods to the great outdoors and to each other.”

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Freshwater Land Trust conserves, connects, and cares for land and water in Central Alabama, creating dynamic green spaces for future generations.

Rotary Club of Birmingham members gathered over the weekend to spread mulch and remove litter along Rotary Trail to get ...
04/20/2021

Rotary Club of Birmingham members gathered over the weekend to spread mulch and remove litter along Rotary Trail to get it ready for spring, when warmer weather brings thousands of visitors each week to walk, run, bike and ride scooters along the trail. Rotaract Club of Birmingham members, family, friends and community volunteers pitched in to beautify one of Downtown Birmingham’s signature attractions.

Rotary Trail is the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s centennial gift to the Birmingham community. Completed in 2013, the 3.5-million-dollar project transformed a blighted abandoned railroad cut into a landscaped, four-block walking/running/biking pathway that connects Railroad Park and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark along First Avenue South as an anchor element of the Jefferson County Redrock Trail System. RCB is proud to serve as a partner with Freshwater Land Trust’s Adopt-a-Trail program to maintain Rotary Trail.

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The Birmingham City Council voted on April 13th to re-zone the 110-year-old Hardwick building from light industrial to m...
04/15/2021
This old warehouse on Rotary Trail will get a $24 million facelift

The Birmingham City Council voted on April 13th to re-zone the 110-year-old Hardwick building from light industrial to mixed-use downtown district. That clears the way for Bayer Properties to begin turning the Opportunity Zone property into a modern office, retail and restaurant space with new floors, an elevator, an outdoor patio, roof deck and balconies overlooking Rotary Trail. The development, located at the corner of 23rd Street and First Avenue South, will be called “The Hardwick on the Rotary Trail.”

“I think this project is going to be a great impetus for this area,” said Birmingham City Councilor Hunter Williams. “It’s good to see all the effects of the Rotary Trail over the past few years bringing new development.”

Rotary Trail is the Rotary Club of Birmingham's centennial gift to the Birmingham community. The project transformed a blighted abandoned railroad cut into a landscaped, four-block walking/running/biking pathway. The trail connects Railroad Park to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and is part of the Freshwater Land Trust Red Rock Trail System.

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The warehouse was used in the 1920s for grain storage and more recently for steel fabrication.

03/22/2021

The Birmingham Business Journal reports that the Birmingham City Council approved a temporary construction easement with Freshwater Land Trust for the extension of Jones Valley Trail between 32nd and 41st Streets South to provide a safe, off-road trail for commuters and recreational users along First Avenue South between Downtown and Avondale. Rotary Club of Birmingham member and Freshwater Land Trust Executive Director Rusha Smith said once the project contractor receives the necessary permits from the city, the nonprofit can begin construction on the extension, with completion expected by the start of The World Games 2022 Birmingham. The Jones Valley Trail connects to Rotary Trail and both are part of the Red Rock Trail System network of trails, parks, bike lanes and sidewalks spanning Jefferson County.
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02/10/2021

Beautiful February day for a stroll on Rotary Trail!

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Breathtaking sunrise over Rotary Trail taken by Heather Agnew on her run this morning!📸 @hlagnew#rotaryclubofbirmingham ...
02/05/2021

Breathtaking sunrise over Rotary Trail taken by Heather Agnew on her run this morning!

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Breathtaking sunrise over Rotary Trail taken by Heather Agnew on her run this morning!

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The Birmingham Business Journal highlighted a new project adjacent to Rotary Trail that will include the redevelopment o...
02/02/2021
Schmalz, Bryant partner on new office development on Rotary Trail - Birmingham Business Journal

The Birmingham Business Journal highlighted a new project adjacent to Rotary Trail that will include the redevelopment of an existing 5,000-square-foot building plus the construction of a new three-story building with 16,000 square feet of office space and a common area rooftop. “We think it’s indicative of what’s possible down here along the Rotary Trail,” said Martin Smith of SRS Real Estate Partners. “We see this as a little pocket for growth for small developments like this with access to entertainment and other amenities that you just don’t get on the north side and the CBD.”

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The Rotary Trail continues to blossom with another office project in the works.

Rotary Trail was Featured in StyleBlueprint Birmingham go check out all the great thing we have for you in the Magic Cit...
07/24/2018
10 Free Things To Do In Birmingham

Rotary Trail was Featured in StyleBlueprint Birmingham
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Birmingham Rotary acknowledged in a mini-program the past Wednesday  our important partnership with CAP and the work the...
04/20/2018
(CAP) City Action Partnership

Birmingham Rotary acknowledged in a mini-program the past Wednesday our important partnership with CAP and the work they do to keep the Trail safe and clean as reported by CAP Director of Operations, Glen Robinson. We thank you for your hard work to keep Rotary Trail and Birmingham. https://www.capisdowntown.com

CAP works for city center business owners providing additional Downtown resources related to security, motorist assistance, sanitation, & community outreach

01/27/2016

Birmingham Business Journal has named Rotary Trail as one its Commercial Real Estate "Deals of the Year!" We are so excited to receive this honor!

Check out this article on The Comeback Town, which discusses several of the trails coming to Birmingham. The Rotary Trai...
12/08/2015
Massive trail system planned for Birmingham

Check out this article on The Comeback Town, which discusses several of the trails coming to Birmingham. The Rotary Trail gets a great shoutout at the end!

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Check out Jones Valley Trail below where Rotary Trail gets a mention in Rails to Trails magazine.  Don Taylor, a Rotaria...
11/24/2015
Five New American Rail-Trails

Check out Jones Valley Trail below where Rotary Trail gets a mention in Rails to Trails magazine. Don Taylor, a Rotarian from San Diego, Ca suggests an article about Rotary Trail should be written in the Rotarian Magazine “Rotarian". Thanks Don for the call out!

This blog was originally published on the EarthShare website on July 27, 2015. When the rail-trail movement was in its infancy in the mid-1980s,...

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