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City Opens Bulldog-Themed Splash Park at Dr. Richard Showers Recreation Center

May 31, 2016

The dog days of summer are no match for dozens of children enjoying the cool, jet fountains at the newly installed Splash Pad at the Dr. Richard Showers Sr. Recreation Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road. The bulldog-themed Splash Park opened after a ribbon cutting today to the delight of families looking for ways to beat the heat. The 15,429 square foot park features three splash pads with 26 fixtures and spray [more]

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Smart Growth America Brings Complete Streets Workshop to Huntsville

May 24, 2016

City of Huntsville planners and administrators will meet with representatives from Smart Growth America on June 15 and 16 as part of a free, grant-funded technical assistance program. This workshop will provide the community with tools and strategies to develop a Complete Streets policy that will help Huntsville plan and design its streets to be safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages and abilities, whether they are walking, [more]

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City of Huntsville Earns Aaa Credit Rating for 8th Straight Year

May 19, 2016

The City of Huntsville received good news this week from Moody’s Investors Service. The Wall Street credit rating agency awarded Huntsville Aaa status for the eighth straight year. The triple-A rating is the highest a city can achieve, and is awarded to a minority of government entities in the nation. Less than six percent municipal and county governments across America receive the top ranking. “This rating is the result of the hard [more]

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Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with #ThisPlaceMattersHsv Social Media Campaign

May 16, 2016

The City of Huntsville is encouraging social media users to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month by sharing their favorite local historical sites. To participate, social media users can tweet, post or snap a photo of their favorite historical locations using the hashtag #ThisPlaceMattersHsv and #ThisPlaceMatters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. From the Historic Huntsville Depot’s Civil War ties to one of the South’s largest concentration of antebellum homes in the Twickenham [more]

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This. Place. Matters. #ThisPlaceMattersHsv

May 10, 2016

Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed May as Preservation Month during a ceremony today with preservation leaders at the historic Huntsville Depot. Following a proclamation reading, the Mayor and preservation leaders kicked off a “This. Place. Matters.” social media campaign for residents to post photos of historic places they love. The Mayor remarked on Huntsville’s foresight in retaining many important historic structures and on the resurging interest in repurposing and preserving older buildings. “Places [more]

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Action-Packed Healthy Huntsville Morning May 14 – Super Saturday on the Green – Mayor’s Bike Ride

May 9, 2016

Healthy Huntsville’s Super Saturday returns for its sixth year with another action packed morning on May 14, at S. R Butler Green, the City’s newest urban park at Campus No. 805, 2610 Clinton Avenue.   The morning will feature eight FREE fitness classes along with a city-wide favorite – the Mayor’s annual Bike Ride. There will be activities for children and a host of health, nutrition and cycling vendors. It’s the ultimate morning to cycle, [more]

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