The City of Vestavia Hills may soon have its own gun range in Red Mountain Park for law enforcement training purposes.
The Vestavia Hills City Council on Monday will consider a Memorandum of Understanding facilitating the development of a gun range in the park that would be used exclusively for law enforcement training purposes for the Red Mountain Park Police Department and the Vestavia Hills Police Department (VHPD).
According to the council agenda, the range would span 285 acres. Some of the ideas that have been discussed are:
- A pistol range would be developed for the exclusive use of Red Mountain Park Police Department and VHPD; and
- A rifle range would be constructed for the exclusive use of the Red Mountain Park Police Department and VHPD; and
- No invitees would be permitted on the pistol range or the rifle range; and
- Both the Commission and the City would provide, maintain and pay the premiums on general comprehensive liability insurance policies to cover any and all liability issues.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been drafted to authorize the development of a conceptual plan and an estimated cost of a firearms training facility.
The Vestavia Hills City Council meets at 6 p.m. on March 18.