Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Commission

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The Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Commission was established by the Alabama Legislature in 2006 to purchase, construct, maintain and operate the proposed Red Mountain Park, a 1,108 acre section of Red Mountain adjoining southwest Birmingham, east Bessemer and north Hoover. The area encompasses the historic iron ore mining area first opened in 1863 and mined through the 1970s. The red ore deposits formed the basis for the Birmingham iron and steel industry.

The park property was purchased from U.S. Steel Corporation by the commisison in the summer of 2007. An official kick-off ceremony was slated for October 30, 2007 with plans to open the outdoor recreational site on a limited basis scheduled for 2008.






  • Jordan, Phillip (January 11, 2007) "It's not about the money." Birmingham Weekly.