A grant for $90,000 over three years was made to Red Mountain Park to support programs and general operations. Red Mountain Park was developed in 2005 from a land donation by U.S. Steel Corporation to preserve the historic and natural resources including 15 miles of trails. The park is a 1500 acre signature green space in Birmingham. Their mission is to connect communities by uniting everyone on the path towards a healthier future. The Daniel Foundation believes that access to greenspaces and outdoor recreation benefits the whole person and enhances their health and outlook on life. The park seeks to ensure that it remains safe, clean, and admission free.
In addition to its trail system, Red Mountain Park offers several revenue generating activities such as zip lines, ropes courses, Segways and a climbing and repelling structure known as the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk. Funds from the Daniel Foundation will help guarantee the park’s ability to continue to provide its 11,000 monthly visitors with high quality adventures, education programs and new signage highlighting the historical points of interest which tell the story of the iron industry in the area.