Now, a century after receiving its charter, the club has organized a centennial project that celebrates its past and future by revitalizing Vulcan Park and Museum. In partnership with the city, Vulcan Park and Museum and the Freshwater Land Trust, club and project officials broke ground on the more than $4 million, three-point Vulcan project.
It began with the installation of a multi-colored light show, designed by Schuler Shook, that will be projected onto Vulcan every night.
Next, the north side of the park, which needed significant repairs, was landscaped and a lower piazza entrance will be renovated into a municipal event space and named the Kiwanis Centennial Park.
In addition to enhancing Vulcan’s prominence on the skyline, this visionary project set out to physically connect Vulcan as the central hub from which locals and tourists will access our cultural institutions and parks.
A final component will be the creation of a two-mile trail that will extend from the park to Green Springs Highway. The trail connection from Vulcan Park to Green Springs Highway is the vital backbone of the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System. The trail is the central green space in the 750-mile trail system that the city and the Freshwater Land Trust are working toward.
The hope for the project is to serve as a catalyst for renovation, rejuvenation, and transformation for a new Birmingham