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Newly Renovated East Clinton Park Opens to the Public

City of Huntsville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2014
(Huntsville, AL) - With summer under way, the new East Clinton Park opening today in Old Town is a welcome relief to families. The park is located next to the old East Clinton Elementary School, 605 Clinton Avenue East, now home to Providence Classical School. The park is open to the public when school is not in session.

East Clinton Park sits at the eastern end of the 3.6 acre school property and includes approximately 3,000 square feet of new playgrounds, an ADA accessible picnic area and track improvements. Each playground is targeted to a different age group. Overall, the City of Huntsville completed $45,000 in new work for the park.

"We are pleased this historical area has been preserved for posterity and for the enjoyment of our citizens," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "When East Clinton School was closed and the playground equipment was removed, neighbors called us and told us how much they missed having a neighborhood park. With our great partners at Providence Classical and the City's Parks and Recreation Department, we now have a much improved new park that is dedicated for public use. This resolution will benefit the community, the school and the entire Five Points area."

The city acquired East Clinton Park in 2013 in a transaction between the City of Huntsville, Huntsville City Schools and Providence Classical Schools. The city works closely with the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission to preserve the historical integrity of the area.

The park renovation was a joint effort between the Parks and Recreation Department, Providence Classical School and the Old Town historic district.

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For more information, contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov



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