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Butler Snow Sensory Trail is OPEN!

Sensory Trail is officially open!

Funds for this trail were generously contributed by Butler Snow Foundation. This sensory trail is designed for children and adults with developmental differences who have a curiosity for our natural world. The trail was also designed with people who have low vision and/or low hearing in mind.

This trail is .14 miles long and located near the entrance of the Park along the BMRR South Trail. The Butler Snow Sensory Trail includes 14 activities, a comfort zone, a pergola with swinging benches and sensory bags that will be available for check out at the Park’s Welcome Station.  The bags contain items such as ear plugs, sunglasses and fidget toys.  For our friends who use wheelchairs, the sensory trail was designed to be accessed with the Park’s off-road Nomad wheelchair, available by reservation, at (205) 913-7899, at no cost.  Red Mountain Park is excited to take this first step toward welcoming all of our community and becoming a more inclusive Park!

FAQ’s can be found here.

Please report any feedback to Rachel Ahrnsen at rahrnsen@redmountainpark.org.

The generous funding that mas made the Sensory Trail possible comes from the Butler Snow Foundation, but let us also thank the many other who offered their time and talent:

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
Alabama Pediatric Therapy Services

Autism Society of Alabama
CAWACO
Exceptional Foundation
Lakeshore Foundation
Mitchell’s Place
Red Barn
Red Mountain Park Junior Board
Samford University
Triumph Services
UAB Occupational Therapy
United Ability
Boy Scouts of America and the Eagle Scouts: Jonah Allen, Pierce Bolding, Mack Wooley, Harrison Lowrey, Beck Corely, Harrison Sims, Nicholas Muscolino, Michael Lorino and Kyler Krause