Birmingham Activities Overview: Parks, Golf
Birmingham has the most green space in the country per capita. There are about 18 acres for every 1,000 residents, and the city has 2,000-plus acres of park space on its more than 120 pieces of property. Red Mountain Park is Birmingham's Zip Line Tour destination that also includes 10 miles of hiking trails, and 3 historic iron ore mining sites. The park also features Sky Trail, a series of 20 aerial challenges, which is the first of its kind in the state of Alabama.
There are two golf courses managed by the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board. The Don Hawkins Golf Course is a par 71 course that has more than 6,000 yards, and no tee times are necessary.
Boswell-Highland Park Golf Course has been rated as the best course in the city by the Birmingham News. Located close to downtown, this course is about 6,000 yards and a par 70 with a large driving range.
The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board is partnered with the Birmingham Amateur Softball Association, and together they manage the Green Springs Softball Complex at George Ward Park.
Birmingham has almost 20 pools operated by the city. Primarily open during the summer, ithe fee is just $1 a person to swim from noon from to 6 p.m.
Birmingham has a variety of tennis courts located throughout the city. Most of them are open for public play for free. Lynn Park Tennis Center has about a dozen hard courts, and James Lewis Tennis Center has 10 hard courts and offers lessons and a pro shop.
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