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Hays Farm Village Center to feature nine-acre community green

January 9, 2020

Huntsville City Council approved a development agreement that would include a new nine-acre community green space in southwest Huntsville as part of a proposed mixed-use development across from Grissom High School. The development will also include the revitalization of the former Haysland Square Shopping Center along Memorial Parkway. In the agreement, the City committed to spend $3.6 million to develop a public passive park as part of the proposed Hays Farm Village Center. In [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain over the Holidays

November 14, 2019

Healthy Huntsville is partnering for a second year with Huntsville Hospital for the “Maintain, Don’t Gain” challenge. This is a free program that provides tips, tricks and motivation to maintain a healthy weight during the calorie-rich holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. “Last year 70 percent of participants completed the weigh-in and weigh-out challenge, and 84 percent of those that followed through lost weight,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It [more]

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“Collegiate Beach Clash” brings LSU, South Carolina, UAB and Georgia State to Huntsville’s Sand Volleyball Complex Nov. 2

October 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department and Rally Volleyball will host the “Collegiate Beach Clash” this Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sand Volleyball Complex in John Hunt Park. LSU, South Carolina, UAB and Georgia State will play in the day-long tournament, marking the tournament’s fifth year, and its first time in Huntsville. “We are happy to host some of the best collegiate beach volleyball talent [more]

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Cross Country Championship Course Opens in John Hunt Park

September 20, 2019

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to open its newest athletic and recreational feature in John Hunt Park – a championship-caliber cross country running course. The scenic course is 10-meters wide with a manicured grass surface, varied grade changes, and multiple spurred loops for various distance options including 5K, 6K, 8K, and 10K.  The course accommodates high school, NCAA, and USA Track & Field needs for training and competition events. “This [more]

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John Hunt Park Sand Volleyball Complex to host 2020 & 2021 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship

September 10, 2019

The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) announced Tuesday that the 2020 and 2021 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship will be moving to the John Hunt Sand Volleyball Complex in Huntsville. The 2020 edition marks the fifth championship for the CCSA in the sport of Beach Volleyball. The 2020 Championship will take place on April 17-19. CCSA Commissioner Jerome Rodgers expressed his excitement about the event moving to a new venue. “Extremely happy to [more]

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September Brings the Best of Jazz to Big Spring Park

August 27, 2019

The annual Jazz in the Park concert series starts this weekend, which means it’s time to get out your camp chair and head to Big Spring Park East to experience world-class jazz musicians, young and seasoned, for a series of free concerts each Sunday in September. Jazz in the Park – Huntsville is part of a statewide concert series that seeks to build community through jazz music. Now in its 10th year, the series is offering 29 performances across the state, including five concerts in Huntsville. The program [more]

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Get Moving with the Mayor and Adoptable Dogs at Huntsville Botanical Garden

August 15, 2019

Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them on a free, one-mile walk through the Huntsville Botanical Garden with their leashed dog or an adoptable one from Huntsville Animal Services. The walk will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Garden. “I enjoy Healthy Huntsville events with our City departments, and Huntsville Animal Services is one of our leaders in promoting walking as [more]

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