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Registration to open for Huntsville Parks & Recreation winter youth basketball program

October 22, 2021 Click to view Registration to open for Huntsville Parks & Recreation winter youth basketball program

In-person and online registration opens Saturday, Oct. 23, for Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s youth winter basketball program, available to children ages 6-18 years old. There are eight leagues throughout Huntsville, including the American, Continental, Eastern, International, Lakewood, Liberty, Metro and Northern leagues. Find your league zone by using the league locator tool at HuntsvilleAL.gov/athletics. “We are excited to open up registration for our popular youth basketball program,” said Bernita Reese, director of [more]

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Celebrate Fall Fest events with Huntsville Parks & Recreation

October 19, 2021 Click to view Celebrate Fall Fest events with Huntsville Parks & Recreation

Looking for a fun, free and safe activity for kids the week before Halloween? Huntsville Parks & Recreation is inviting the public to attend its Fall Fest events Oct. 26, 28 and 29 from 6-8 p.m., at numerous recreation centers throughout the City. “Our goal is to increase quality programming and events for Huntsville residents throughout the year,” said Parks & Recreation Director Bernita Reese. “We’re excited to continue the fall [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during HCS breaks

September 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during HCS breaks

 Great news for Huntsville City Schools (HCS) parents and students. Starting next month, Huntsville Parks & Recreation will offer Day Camps at nine City of Huntsville recreation centers during four weeklong breaks on the 2021-2022 HCS calendar. The camps will offer affordable, inclusive and fun programming for K-6 students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the following dates: Fall Break: Oct. 4-8, 2021 Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 22-24, 2021 Winter Break: [more]

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Grab your dancing shoes! Dancing for Diversity kicks off Friday

September 16, 2021 Click to view Grab your dancing shoes! Dancing for Diversity kicks off Friday

Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation will host Dancing for Diversity from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805, 2610 Clinton Avenue SW. The goal of this event is to expose people to new types of dance and instructors and promote dance as a form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities. “Part of the Healthy Huntsville initiative is to provide free fitness opportunities to Huntsville citizens, [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation announces Dancing for Diversity date, lineup

September 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation announces Dancing for Diversity date, lineup

It’s that time of year again! Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation invite the community to come out for Dancing for Diversity on Friday, Sept. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805. The outdoor, socially distanced event is a Healthy Huntsville initiative that promotes health and diversity through the art of dance. During the annual event, different instructors and groups will lead participants of all [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Labor Day

September 1, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Labor Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Sept. 6, 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. 7. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed by one day the week of Sept. 6-10. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be collected Wednesday and so on. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed, except for [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation Launches Free After-School Programs

August 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation Launches Free After-School Programs

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation department is offering free after-school programs at nine of its recreation centers. The programs will be in session during the Huntsville City School academic year. The goal is to offer quality after-school programming for kindergarten through 6th-grade students, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. “The first step to providing useful programming for our communities is to offer a comprehensive after-school program,” explains Bernita [more]

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Registration now open for Huntsville Parks & Recreation fall youth sports

July 28, 2021 Click to view Registration now open for Huntsville Parks & Recreation fall youth sports

It’s time to sign up for one of Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s fall youth sports. Families can now register in-person or online through Aug. 7 for flag football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading. “Youth sports are an important part of helping kids develop social and motor skills, as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Parks & Recreation Director Bernita Reese. “They also enable kids to create lifelong friendships and memories.” Parks & [more]

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July is Parks & Recreation Month: Let’s #goPLAYhsv

June 30, 2021 Click to view July is Parks & Recreation Month: Let’s #goPLAYhsv

Mayor Tommy Battle and Parks & Recreation Director Bernita Reese are urging citizens to “get out and play” during Parks & Recreation Month in the City of Huntsville. “Our residents have struggled for more than a year to find ways to stay active during the pandemic,” Reese said. “With things slowly beginning to take a turn for the better, we are encouraging people to safely take part in all of the [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

June 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the July Fourth holiday. This includes Animal Services and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of July 5-9. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Public Transit: Orbit and Access will operate a normal [more]

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