I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this park project in Birmingham. At just over 1,100 acres Red Mountain Park will be a a huge asset to the City of Birmingham and to the state. Right now we’re hoping for a soft opening in late 2011 or early 2012 with more phases to come. Find out more on the Red Mountain Park website. Since the park isn’t open to visitors I would like to invite you to a public hike, this Sunday, April 17th at 2 pm. Details are below. Why do I bring this up here? Because I serve on the Board of the Friends of Red Mountain Park and I have seen several medical students out at other events. Also we’ve worked with the Wilderness Medicine Interest Group on work days in the past. Hope to see you there!
Time: All tours depart at 2pm. Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departs to sign waiver forms and meet your guides.
Location: Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Frankfurt Drive. Frankfurt is off of Lakeshore Parkway. Heading West on Lakeshore from I-65, Frankfurt Drive is 1.4 miles past its intersection with West Oxmoor Rd (3rd right turn and there is a traffic light; please see map above). Across the street from the Frankfurt turn is a small shopping center with a Subway and nail salon. Park along Frankfurt. [View on Google Maps].