DOWNTOWN TOUR 1 | MAP 1
Along 1st Ave S between 14th and 18th St. Railroad Park is an award-winning 19-acre green space downtown, running parallel
to the tracks that gave birth to the city. This historical setting is
a venue for recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural
events. The park is 30% water, with a lake, a rain curtain, a
bio-fi ltration wetlands area, and ponds and streams, all irrigated
by onsite wells. In addition to winding paths through the park,
the Rail Trail extending the length of the park serves runners
and walkers. At its highest point it affords impressive city views.
1401 1st Ave S. Birmingham s acclaimed minor league baseball park, which opened in 2013, is across 1st Ave S from Railroad
Park. Home to the Birmingham Barons, Regions Field is a
state-of-the-art 8,500 seat facility, with a backdrop of downtown
skyscrapers and, to the south, of Red Mountain.
Negro League Baseball Museum
At Regions Field on the corner of 1st Ave S and 16th St. Part of the Regions Field complex is the Negro League Baseball
Museum. This interactive facility tells the story of the Birmingham
Black Barons and other baseball greats who played at
Birmingham s Rickwood Field, the oldest ballpark in the country.
Displays include the oldest Negro League trophy, along with
uniforms and artifacts. The museum also houses a restaurant
and gift shop.