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Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

March 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

The City of Huntsville will enforce the Alabama Department of Public Health’s order announcing the closure of non-essential businesses, venues and athletic facilities through April 17. The City has consistently followed the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines. While the State order takes effect at 5 p.m. on March 28, the City will implement certain restrictions in its parks immediately. Read Health Department Order HERE “This is [more]

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City of Huntsville Closes Recreation Centers

March 20, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Closes Recreation Centers

The City of Huntsville continues to review operational procedures in response to the COVID-19 virus. In keeping with the most updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health, the City will close all of its recreational centers to the public effective immediately. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, residents should “separate and sanitize.” Read more about prevention strategies from the Centers for Disease Control. For the latest updates on [more]

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Parks & Recreation modifies operating hours; team sporting events and activities canceled

March 16, 2020 Click to view Parks & Recreation modifies operating hours; team sporting events and activities canceled

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation department is making adjustments in operations to protect public health.  At present, facilities will remain open to the public on a modified schedule, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to allow workers to perform a deep clean on the weekends. The adjusted hours apply to parks, recreation centers and pools. Patrons are asked to observe the Centers for Disease Control guidelines [more]

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COVID-19 Update: League Games Postponed until April 5

March 13, 2020 Click to view COVID-19 Update: League Games Postponed until April 5

As more information comes available regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation will follow the recommendation of Little League Baseball and Softball regarding department-run leagues. Parks & Recreation is postponing youth softball and baseball leagues, as well as adult spring softball and adaptive basketball, until Sunday, April 5.  The City believes this is in the best interest of employees, volunteers, participants and families and [more]

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Healthy Huntsville offering free “Good Nutrition for Busy People” classes starting March 5

March 4, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville offering free “Good Nutrition for Busy People” classes starting March 5

Mayor Tommy Battle’s Healthy Huntsville initiative is offering three free nutrition classes over the next two weeks. On March 5, 10 and 11, citizens are invited to attend a “Good Nutrition for Busy People” hour-long class taught by Juliana Wright, RDN, LD. These classes are a partnership between Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Wellness Centers. The classes are targeted to those individuals with busy schedules, offering healthy restaurant/fast food options and meal/snack [more]

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Sports tournaments generate $1.7 million economic impact in Huntsville

February 26, 2020 Click to view Sports tournaments generate $1.7 million economic impact in Huntsville

Huntsville isn’t just a high-tech town known for helping put man on the moon. It’s also a magnet for competitive sports tournaments that attract thousands of visitors and produce millions of dollars each year in the community. In fact, the Southeastern Short Course Championships and NASA Volleyball Bash this past weekend had an economic impact of more than $1.7 million in Huntsville alone. With more than 25 sporting events scheduled for 2020, [more]

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Youth Softball & Baseball Registration Now Open

February 26, 2020 Click to view Youth Softball & Baseball Registration Now Open

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation department offers youth recreation softball and baseball for the spring sports season. These programs are a wonderful way to start your child in a new sport or play in a less competitive level of baseball/softball. Baseball ages are 5-13 years old, with 14-18 years old running in conjunction with Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc. Softball ages are 5-18 years old and run entirely through Parks [more]

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Municipal Offices Closed – President’s Day Holiday

February 13, 2020 Click to view Municipal Offices Closed – President’s Day Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, February 17. This includes Parks & Recreation facilities and the Animal Shelter. Garbage Collection: Monday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Tuesday, February 18.   Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, February 21. Public Transit: Shuttle bus and paratransit service (Handi-Ride) will be in service on Monday, February 17. Public Safety:  Police and Fire essential personnel will remain on [more]

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Construction on schedule for new North Huntsville Library and Berachah Park

February 3, 2020 Click to view Construction on schedule for new North Huntsville Library and Berachah Park

The site is shaping up on Sparkman Drive for the new North Huntsville Library and Berachah Park. Contractors are on schedule for a fall completion of the joint $10.8 million project – a partnership between the City of Huntsville and the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library. “The City is proud to make this investment in North Huntsville,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “Residents need and deserve high quality places to learn, collaborate, connect [more]

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Spotlight – Adaptive Basketball

January 27, 2020 Click to view Spotlight – Adaptive Basketball

Huntsville Parks & Recreation is excited to offer its second year of free Adaptive Basketball to those with physical and mental disabilities. All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate every Saturday January-March (except February 15) during the time slot that is best for them at Optimist Recreation Center. 2-4 p.m.: 18 years old and under 4-6 p.m.: 18 years old and over (or advanced players) “This program was very successful last year,” [more]

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