An addition to the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail in Birmingham has officially been opened.
The Freshwater Land Trust made the announcement that the Bryant-Jordan Trail Spur was opened to the public Tuesday morning.
The 4.62-acre parcel was created after a land donation was made by The Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete Foundation Inc. The trail ranges from Beacon Parkway up the mountain and down to the edge of the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail.
“We are excited to open the Bryant-Jordan Trail Spur, the newest amenity of the growing Red Rock Trail System,” said Carolyn Buck, FLT’s Red Rock Trail System director. “As Red Rock continues to grow and evolve, we are thankful for partnerships that allow us to cater to more Red Rock users.”
Scott Myers, CEO and Executive Director of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame which is in charge of the Bryant-Jordan Foundation, was excited for the addition to the trail to be opened.
“The Bryant-Jordan Foundation is honored to be a part of the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail,” Myers said. “Our Board of Directors was eager to put this property to good use and being able to donate this land to the Freshwater Land Trust was the perfect fit.
“The Bryant-Jordan Trail Spur signifies the culmination of many months of planning, and we are grateful for our partnership with Rusha Smith (executive director of FWL) and her team, who worked diligently to bring this all together.”
The opening of the spur comes after the June 2 opening of the two-mile extension of the Five Mile Creek Greenway.
The Bryant-Jordan Foundation’s donation of the property to the land trust will provide an ecological buffer between plots where development has occurred or will occur and also preserves greenspace directly alongside the trail.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.