By Alabama NewsCenter Staff
Way back in the 1930s, the Moon River gas station, roadhouse and dance hall in eastern Jefferson County was a good-time gathering place for locals and travelers.
On Tuesday, public officials joined the nonprofit Freshwater Land Trust to proclaim the official opening of a different kind of attraction at the same site along the Cahaba River in Irondale: a canoe launch and newly built public parking area that provides improved access to the river for water and outdoor enthusiasts.
“The city of Irondale is pleased to be able to offer this recreational opportunity to our citizens and also offer it as a destination for visitors from all over,” said Irondale Mayor James D. Stewart Jr. “The Cahaba River is such an important part of our landscape. We want to give people the chance to get outside and connect with nature, which is a positive for both physical and mental health.”
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