Birmingham Food Park
The Birmingham Food Park was a short-lived destination for food trucks to park off-street in downtown Birmingham. It was created by Terry Damsky and located at 109 24th Street North, behind his business, United Trophy & Specialties.
Damsky's concept for the park included artificial grass strips, picnic tables shaded by umbrellas, and a schedule of outdoor film screenings, live music, trivia games and other events alongside parking for a rotating line-up of four to five food trucks. During the permitting process some of those amenities were scaled back and the park opened with temporary tables and umbrellas on July 1, 2017.
The venue attracted thousands of follows on social media, and maintained some momentum through November, but ceased operating over its first winter.
- Poe, Kelly (April 14, 2017) "See the concept plan for the planned downtown Birmingham Food Truck Park." The Birmingham News
- Steere, Tim (April 17, 2017) "More details emerge surrounding downtown food truck park." Birmingham Business Journal
- Chandler, Alyx (July 31, 2017) "Birmingham Food Park owner: Demand is certainly here" Iron City Ink
- McDonald, Connor (November 4, 2017) "From parking lot to pipin' hot: New park dedicated to food trucks is open for business." UAB Student Media