Can you hear the whir of great minds buzzing with new ideas at Innovation Depot? Or workers cleaning up and clearing away the years at the Lyric Theatre? Or the quiet pad of feet walking and jogging around Railroad Park?
Tonight, the newest addition to the Parkside District will fill the night with the sounds of bats, balls and cheering crowds and the lights of Barons baseball back in Birmingham.
The opening night of the home season is something we’ve all been waiting for, but there’s still more to come. Before the summer is over, our own light-art project for the 18th Street underpass should be complete, linking Parkside to the Innovation, Theatre and Business districts north of the railroad tracks.
Business, city government and philanthropy have all been part of so much growth in the City Center, from Railroad Park to the Lyric and now the connections in between. We look forward to seeing what REV Birmingham can do in creating a master plan for lighting the City Center and bringing together even more partners to bring the plan to life.
In the meantime, we’ll see you at Railroad Park, at the ballpark, at the Lyric and everywhere in between.