The College Hills Ecoscape
Located within walking distance of Birmingham-Southern College (BSC), the College Hills EcoScape was dedicated on June 9, 2007. The ornamental entrance to this 10,000 square foot outdoor classroom and community park incorporates one of the original gateways to BSC. Raised vegetable and herb gardens are utilized by Camp NorthStar's Youth Ministries, and a hand painted park bench is just one of several local art works that grace this charming pocket park. Project sponsors include the College Hills Neighborhood Association, the Associated Colleges of the South, and Wade Sand & Gravel.
In 2012, Southern Environmental Center expanded its partnership with College Hills by planting over 50 street trees along 9th Avenue. A native plant bed now provides year round color at the entrance to College Hills, and a stone bench was installed at the 9th Avenue bus stop. Funding support was provided by the City of Birmingham.
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