Ribbon cutting held for Red Mountain park expansion

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1368144091&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4051130&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1368144091 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — With summer temperatures beginning to come back, at least for a bit, it’s a good time to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature.

The Birmingham community can now do that at the new expansion at Red Mountain State Park.

On Thursday, the park held a ribbon cutting for the new activities opening with the expansion.

In includes a rope walk, a zip line and the Hugh Kaul Foundation’s Beanstalk Forest.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell says the activities provide a revenue base for the park, but they also create new adventures for families.

He adds that the expansion also provides new opportunities for physical fitness.

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