Tuesday, October 1, 2019: The Red Mountain Park Foundation is pleased to announce Jerri Haslem as Red Mountain Park’s new Director of Community Engagement.
Haslem will work to increase the community’s connection to the Park. As director of community engagement, she will cultivate relationships with neighborhoods, civic groups, local businesses and public officials to raise awareness of all that the Park has to offer. A long-time Red Mountain Park member and volunteer, Haslem will be able to deepen her work with the Park and the community in her new role.
“Relationships are essential to our success at the Park. I’m excited to identify new ways Red Mountain Park can grow its connection to the communities that surround it,” Haslem said.
Red Mountain Park executive director T.C. McLemore shares her excitement. “We’re incredibly fortunate for her to be joining our team. When thinking through who has the background, relationships and depth of knowledge to do this important work, the list begins and ends with Jerri.”
A board member of the Alabama Trails Foundation and cofounder of Black People Run, Bike and Swim, Haslem is a well-known advocate for public health, greenspaces and staying active. With an energetic personality and more than three decades of experience promoting community-based health education, Haslem has positioned herself as a highly-sought-after resource. She can frequently be seen and heard on local radio and television news as an expert on getting active and resolving that your “health is non-negotiable.”
Red Mountain Park is public-private partnership between the Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area Commission and the Red Mountain Park Foundation. Through a combination of donor support and public investment, the park has been open and free to the public since 2012. The park offers 1,500 wooded acres located in Birmingham, 3 miles west of I-65 (Lakeshore Parkway Exit #255). Visitors enjoy over 15 miles of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, the 6-acre Remy’s Dog Park and four unique outdoor adventures: the Vulcan Materials Zip Trip, the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest and the 80-foot Kaul Adventure Tower with a 1,000-foot Mega Zip. Learn more about the Park by visiting redmountainpark.org.