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Beat the winter blues with Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s winter program guide

Published on November 28, 2023

The temperatures are dropping, but it shouldn’t mean the same for your spirits! Beat the winter blues by checking out more than 100 programs in Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s 2023-2024 Winter Program Guide.

Whether you prefer to walk, run, bike or just sit and play a friendly game of dominos with a friend, there’s something for everybody. Even better, most activities are free.

“We’ve worked hard over the past few years to really cultivate and expand our year-round offerings at our facilities,” said James Gossett, Director of Huntsville Parks & Recreation. “We’re particularly proud of our youth programs, including our day and specialty camps and our afterschool program, all of which span the winter months.”

A new 2024 offering is Rec Zone at Fern Bell Recreation Center, which provides preteens and younger teens a safe environment to hang out, play games or work on homework after school. The program runs Monday through Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. from Jan. 3 through the end of the Huntsville City Schools year.

Holiday-themed activities include the annual Tinsel Trail, which kicked off Nov. 24, and Big Spring Jingle, a new event set for Friday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. Drop and Shop at Bridge Street Town Centre (Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5:30-8 p.m.) lets parents finish up last-minute shopping while kids enjoy a movie and other holiday activities, courtesy of Huntsville Parks & Recreation. The free event is open to the first 50 children who register by Dec. 13.

Learn more about Huntsville Parks & Recreation here.

View the Winter Program Guide here.