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Know before you go: Splash pads opening for the season

May 6, 2022 Click to view Know before you go: Splash pads opening for the season

For the last several weeks, Huntsville Parks & Recreation crews have been working to get the City’s splash pads ready for the season. There are three locations, and all are free to use. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a family member who is 16 years of age or older. Everybody Can Play The Everybody Can Play splash pad will open Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. Regular hours [more]

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More than a playground, new Kids’ Space will celebrate Huntsville’s past, present and future

April 28, 2022 Click to view More than a playground, new Kids’ Space will celebrate Huntsville’s past, present and future

More than 26 years ago, volunteers came together to build a playground in just six days. Kids’ Space at John Hunt Park quickly became a favorite among Huntsville families. Over the years, numerous repairs have been made to keep the mostly wooden structure open and safe to use. Now, it’s time for a new space, one that preserves the playground’s sense of adventure, while allowing more families to make memories [more]

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Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

April 28, 2022 Click to view Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

Tune-up your bicycles, pump up the tires, and make plans to attend the Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Huntsville. Mayor Tommy Battle invites young and old alike to join him for his annual family-friendly, four-mile bike spin around the downtown area’s historic neighborhoods. The ride begins and ends at Church Street in Big Spring Park, in front of the YMCA building. Part of the [more]

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Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

April 28, 2022 Click to view Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

The annual Fitness in the Park program is back for 2022 with new workouts, new energy, and new faces but the same goal – helping everyone discover the fun side of fitness. Mayor Tommy Battle, in collaboration with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and his Healthy Huntsville initiative, is proud to offer these free one-hour group fitness classes, at 9 a.m. each Saturday in May and June. “Great instructors, a beautiful [more]

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Hundreds of young mountain bikers ready to shred at John Hunt Park

April 21, 2022 Click to view Hundreds of young mountain bikers ready to shred at John Hunt Park

The Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League (AICL) will hold its final race of the regular season April 23-24 at the single-track mountain bike trail at John Hunt Park. The race, called ParTee at John Hunt Park, is expected to draw some 3,500 athletes, coaches and spectators from across the state. It is the first major event since the course opened late last year. The 4.1-mile trail features superfast machine-built berms and enough rollers [more]

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Headed into the workforce? Find the right job at the Senior Sprint Career Fair

April 20, 2022 Click to view Headed into the workforce? Find the right job at the Senior Sprint Career Fair

For high school seniors, the race is almost over. All that’s left are those final steps to graduation day. Diplomas in hand, some students will go on to further their education, while others will enter the workforce. Some remain unsure of their futures. Those not enrolling in a two- or four-year college or university are encouraged to attend the Senior Sprint Career Fair on Tuesday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to [more]

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Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

April 19, 2022 Click to view Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

Free, family-friendly fun is coming to Hays Nature Preserve at 7153 U.S. 431 South, this weekend in observance of Earth Day. The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team invites the public to come celebrate Mother Earth on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a day of nature-based entertainment and activities for the whole family. “Earth Day is one of our favorite days of the year because it gives [more]

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Eggstravaganza to move to Jaycee Community Building at John Hunt Park

April 16, 2022 Click to view Eggstravaganza to move to Jaycee Community Building at John Hunt Park

Due to inclement weather, Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s community-wide Eggstravaganza set for Saturday, April 16, is moving indoors to the Jaycee Community Building at John Hunt Park. All activities, previously set to take place on the soccer fields, will now be held inside the Jaycee Building, 2180 Airport Road, SW. While the location may have changed, the City’s plans for a fun, family-friendly event remain the same. We look forward to welcoming [more]

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City of Huntsville approves Kids’ Space renovation agreement

April 14, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville approves Kids’ Space renovation agreement

The City of Huntsville will move forward with plans to upgrade Kids’ Space after City Council approved a $6.8 million construction contract Thursday night. The Council voted to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement between the City and general contractor Miller & Miller, Inc., for Phase II of Kids’ Space at John Hunt Park. Per the agreement, the project will include the following: New playground equipment and surfacing New park area [more]

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City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

April 12, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will close Friday, April 15, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 18. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit service Friday and Saturday. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities will close Friday but operate on a normal [more]

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