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The Woodland Park neighborhood of Birmingham is a residential neighborhood that covers about .510 square miles. Most of the neighborhood’s middle class residents are married couples with families. The neighborhood offers both houses and apartments, and over half of the units are owner-occupied.
Dennison Avenue Southwest and 14th Avenue Southwest border Woodland Park.
Most residents commute by personal vehicle. Residents and tourists alike have access to the Metro Area Express (MAX) for public transit buses. The Birmingham Amtrak has daily commuter service to Atlanta, New Orleans, and New York, and the Birmingham International Airport is nearby.
The neighborhood is close to the block-long greenway known as the 9/11 Memorial Walk. The greenway is a tribute to the events of September 11, 2001, linking three memorial art projects within the greenway.
Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lionel Hampton are some of the jazz legends honored at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The museum offers exhibits, performances, and theatrical productions in honor of jazz performers with Alabama ties.
Woodland Park sits near the McWane Science Center. This kid-friendly center has several science exhibits and hands-on activities. The John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater is located in the McWane Science Center. The five-story building offers both science films and feature-length movies.
Birmingham was once an industrial city known for its iron and steel production. It was also known for manufacturing rails and railroad cars. Although iron and steel production ceased in the 1970s, the 1882 blast furnaces representing Birmingham as an industrial city still remain. The Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is now a museum and a 32-acre park, and it is the only national historic landmark featuring blast furnaces.