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Category: Parks & Recreation

Quivers at the ready – Southside Archery Park is now open

The City’s first free public archery facility is now open in Southside Park, 16159 Chaney Thompson Road. Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting Tuesday to recognize the many community and state partners who provided the resources and planning to make this new park happen for [more]

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City Opens New Cycle Track for Downtown Huntsville

Mayor Tommy Battle held a ribbon cutting Dec. 14 to open the City’s first cycle track, a dedicated bicycle lane on Spragins Street, marked by curbs and wide green stripes. The cycle track is a pilot project that emanated from public requests through The BIG Picture [more]

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Meet the winners – Mayor’s Walking Challenge

The end of November brings the end of the Mayor’s 100 Miles in 100 Days Walking Challenge. A big ‘Thank You’ is due to our walk hosts this year: Huntsville Botanical Garden, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville Hospital, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Arts Huntsville, Operation [more]

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City Administrator John Hamilton recognized by Alabama Recreation and Park Association

The City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks & Recreation nominated City Administrator John Hamilton for the Lay Award, a state-wide recognition of those who champion Parks & Recreation initiatives and programs in Alabama communities. Mr. Hamilton won the award and was recognized by the Alabama Recreation and [more]

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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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