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Category: Parks & Recreation

Aldridge Creek Greenway Opens Half-Mile Extension

The Aldridge Creek Greenway is one-half mile longer, following today’s opening of a new segment from Weatherly Road to Essingler Road. This brings the total miles completed on the Aldridge Creek Greenway to six. Mayor Tommy Battle and Council Member Jennie Robinson joined City planners, the Land [more]

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Huntsville Aquatics Center Wins 2017 Facility of the Year

The Huntsville Aquatics Center was honored with the 2017 Facility of the Year award by the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) during a recognition dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Tuscaloosa. ARPA recognizes and honors individuals, groups, programs, facilities and agencies each year who have rendered outstanding service to the field of [more]

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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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