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Under Construction: Huntsville Parks & Recreation launching male mentorship program

September 14, 2022 Click to view Under Construction: Huntsville Parks & Recreation launching male mentorship program

Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department is committed to serving citizens of all ages, especially children. Through after-school programs, youth athletics and special activities, every effort is made to help give children the tools they need to grow physically, mentally and emotionally. Community Services Recreation Superintendent Dorianne Johnson said the department’s latest outreach is the direct result of community engagement. “Through speaking with parents and children at our recreation centers and other facilities, [more]

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Windsor Manor Park access temporarily closes for Pisgah Drive road construction

September 12, 2022 Click to view Windsor Manor Park access temporarily closes for Pisgah Drive road construction

Access to Windsor Manor Park, located at 6500 Pisgah Drive in northwest Huntsville, will temporarily close beginning Monday, Sept. 12 to accommodate a road improvement project. The length of the closure will be determined by the extent of repairs needed on Pisgah Drive. During the closure, residents are invited to visit nearby Maplewood Park at 4943 North Memorial Parkway, or Dr. Richard Showers Sr. Recreation Center at 4600 Blue Spring Road. [more]

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Weatherly Walk celebrates Huntsville’s expanding greenway network 

September 7, 2022 Click to view Weatherly Walk celebrates Huntsville’s expanding greenway network 

Ribbon-cutting and Inaugural Walk Set for Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.  Huntsville’s greenway network is growing! The City of Huntsville and Madison County Commission are pleased to announce the grand opening of a new 12-foot wide greenway, the Weatherly Multi-use Path. The 1.2 mile stretch provides pedestrians and cyclists with connectivity from Aldridge Creek Greenway and Weatherly Road to South Memorial Parkway. From there, users may access Elgie’s Walk along Haysland [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

August 31, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 5-9. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed, except the Brahan Spring Park and [more]

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Arts Huntsville seeks local artists to submit artwork for Fitness Court at Legacy Park

August 29, 2022 Click to view Arts Huntsville seeks local artists to submit artwork for Fitness Court at Legacy Park

Editor’s Note: This release was shared on behalf of Arts Huntsville. Arts Huntsville, in cooperation with the City of Huntsville Parks & Recreation, has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for local artists to produce artwork for a Fitness Court to be installed at Legacy Park. The selected local artist’s work will be one of four fitness-based public art installations to become a part of Huntsville’s landscape thanks to a partnership [more]

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Parks & Recreation offers new fall break options for Huntsville students

August 25, 2022 Click to view Parks & Recreation offers new fall break options for Huntsville students

It’s time to start thinking about fall. For those with students attending Huntsville City Schools, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department is offering several options, including some new additions, to keep children entertained over fall break. “Not only did we want to provide a safe and affordable place for parents to send their kids, we also want our kids to have an exciting and engaging experience,” said Community Services Recreation Superintendent [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s fall guide offers 100 free programs

August 11, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s fall guide offers 100 free programs

School is back in session, Labor Day is right around the corner and college football fans are counting down the days to kickoff. All sure signs that fall is coming. To that end, Huntsville Parks & Recreation produced a Fall Program Guide, filled with activities, events and programs for every interest, age and ability. Dorianne Johnson, Recreation Superintendent of Community Services, encourages residents to learn more about the 100 free programs [more]

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Concert on the Green: Free event celebrates Huntsville Parks and Recreation Month

July 27, 2022 Click to view Concert on the Green: Free event celebrates Huntsville Parks and Recreation Month

Huntsville Parks & Recreation is turning up the volume on summer with Concert on the Green. This free event will bring two of the area’s most popular bands, JED Eye and JUICE, together for one fantastic evening. The concert will take place Saturday, July 30, from 5-9 p.m. at S.R. Butler Green, 2610 Clinton Ave. West. The urban park, located at Campus No. 805, strikes just the right note as the [more]

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Parks & Recreation offering after-school option to Huntsville families

July 22, 2022 Click to view Parks & Recreation offering after-school option to Huntsville families

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department is bringing back last year’s highly successful after-school program. The program will begin Monday, Aug. 8, and continue throughout the academic year at select community and recreation centers in Huntsville. The program, which runs from 2:30-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, will include homework time, arts, snacks, physical activities and more for students in grades 1-6 who attend Huntsville City Schools. Trained staff will [more]

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City of Huntsville to transform former armory into community center

July 15, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville to transform former armory into community center

The City of Huntsville’s efforts to provide more recreation offerings at John Hunt Park will soon include a new community center geared toward the senior population. The old National Guard Armory near John Hunt Park in Huntsville has been closed since 2017. It will be renovated and transformed into the Raymond W. Jones Community Center. The City Council voted Thursday to approve a contract with Lee Builders to transform a former National [more]

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