The EcoScape Program:
Located in southwest Birmingham and bordering Midfield, the Riley-Travellick neighborhood was developed in 1888 as a planned community for low income workers by the Beneficial Land and Improvement Company. The neighborhood has suffered from population decline over the years, and during the 1990s, the Riley area became a center for illegal drug distribution under the Insane Gangster Disciples.
Southern Environmental Center's newest EcoScape was completed on September 17, 2012 and now serves as an anchor for community revitalization. As part of phase II, plans are underway for a pavilion at the EcoScape that will be a centerpoint for community festivals.
Riley-Travellick EcoScape is in close proximity to Red Mountain Park, as well as the proposed Valley Creek Greenway.
This is the site before construction began.
Table at Riley-Travellick EcoScape
Dedication of Riley-Travellick EcoScape on September 17, 2012