Progress on Birmingham’s Park-nership, one of the larger initiatives undertaken by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, always seems to be sought after, so I figured it would make sense to post this image. It’s the view looking through where Ruffner Mountain‘s pavillion once stood out to the site of the nature center’s new visitors center, currently scheduled for a May 2009 completion.
Construction crews have been fencing off sections in recent weeks in preparation (though it’s important to note that the center – the only one of the three parks currently in operation – IS open to hikers while the new building rises among the trees). The website‘s operational too, though a new one is also on the boards for the 30+ year old organization.
Disclosure: I currently serve on Ruffner’s board of directors.