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Category: Parks & Recreation

Get ready to KaBOOM!

No, this isn’t a recap of the season two episode ‘Kaboom’ on NBC’s hit show Parks & Recreation. This is real life with Huntsville Parks & Recreation! The Department of Parks & Recreation won a grant last year to build a Let’s Play KaBOOM! playground in the [more]

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Public input requested on downtown urban park trail

The City of Huntsville is working on plans for a new urban trail (greenway) in the downtown area and is looking for public input. The Pedestrian Access and Redevelopment Corridor (PARC) will be a 1.5-mile pedestrian/bike trail, adjacent to the Pinhook Creek and Spring Branch, from north of [more]

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Huntsville High School to Host First Race at John Hunt Running Park

The debut of Huntsville’s new cross country course is bringing together more than 1,000 runners to celebrate the event. The Twilight Panther Prowl Cross Country Invitational will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 at the new John Hunt Running Park, located on the site of the former [more]

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Fall Youth Sports – A Quick Update

Parks & Recreation is getting ready for a busy fall season of scheduling, planning, and facilitating youth sports. The department offers four youth sports in the fall: Cheerleading, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. Registration for these sports always takes place at local parks and/or recreation centers during [more]

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Mayor’s 100 Miles – 100 Days Walking Challenge

Mayor Tommy Battle will launch his annual 100 Miles – 100 Days Walking Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. with a brisk walk through the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The kick-off event will join“Fidos After Five” walkers, and participants are invited to bring their leashed [more]

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New Huntsville Aquatics Center offers ultimate #GoPlayHsv

The City’s new $22 million Huntsville Aquatics Center opened today on Drake Avenue with a ceremonial “dive-in” and open house. The stunning new 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility features three large pools, new restrooms, conference and hospitality space, offices and concessions, 264 parking spaces and [more]

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Take the Challenge during Parks & Recreation Month

  Follow the daily Challenge Checklist for chances to win prizes and discover hidden gems in the City’s many places to relax, play, and recharge Mayor Tommy Battle and Parks & Recreation announced a new campaign to highlight Huntsville’s many places to play throughout the month of [more]

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Fun, Festive, Free – Two Months of Healthy Huntsville Events to Get You in Shape

No excuses! That’s the message from the Healthy Huntsville team after announcing a series of free fitness events designed to entice the most reluctant couch potato to get up and move. From salsa dancing to Zumba, the Mayor’s Bike Ride, yoga, or a brisk walk at [more]

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Big Spring Park Reopens after $2 Million Renovation

Nine months of major renovations to Big Spring Park are complete, giving residents an opportunity to celebrate spring in a dramatically improved urban oasis. The $2 million renovation to the City’s most popular park included a host of infrastructure repairs and upgrades – replacing crumbling seawalls, [more]

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Inaugural Senior Fishing Rodeo April 20

The City’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center are hosting an inaugural Senior Fishing Rodeo on Thursday, April 20, at 9 a.m., in Brahan Spring Park’s North Lagoon. Seniors ages 55+ are invited to enjoy a free morning of fishing and camaraderie. [more]

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