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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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Your Voice Counts: Public Invited to Provide Feedback on John Hunt Park Skatepark

June 8, 2021 Click to view Your Voice Counts: Public Invited to Provide Feedback on John Hunt Park Skatepark

The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the future of John Hunt Park Skatepark during the second Skatepark Design Public Input Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17. The two-hour interactive broadcast will be available for streaming on https://bit.ly/3g02Va9. Skateboard enthusiasts and the greater Huntsville community are invited to attend the free online event. Attendees can RSVP on Facebook. Team Pain Skateparks, the firm overseeing the project, will present feedback the public provided [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Memorial Day

May 26, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Memorial Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of May 31-June 4. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Parks & Recreation: All facilities are closed except the splash [more]

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City of Huntsville to drop masking, distancing requirements for vaccinated individuals

May 14, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville to drop masking, distancing requirements for vaccinated individuals

HUNTSVILLE – Beginning Monday, May 17, the City of Huntsville will not require fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks or practice social distancing measures in City buildings or offices. The decision mirrors newly issued guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says it’s safe for fully vaccinated individuals to not wear face coverings indoors in most cases. The White House and Congress announced it would also drop [more]

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City Opens Community Foundation Park in Downtown Huntsville

May 6, 2021 Click to view City Opens Community Foundation Park in Downtown Huntsville

The City of Huntsville added another beautiful park to its inventory of urban spaces today following a dedication and ribbon cutting for Community Foundation Park. Anchoring the intersection of Dr. Joseph Lowery Boulevard and Pelham Avenue along downtown’s gateway entrance, the new park is a collaboration between the City of Huntsville, Arts Huntsville, and Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville. A centerpiece of the urban plaza is a public art installation designed by [more]

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City, Designers asking for John Hunt Skatepark feedback

April 26, 2021 Click to view City, Designers asking for John Hunt Skatepark feedback

Huntsville residents and skateboarding enthusiasts from across the region took part in an online meeting on April 20 to discuss ideas for the new John Hunt Skatepark. The skatepark will span three acres between Kids Space and the Championship Soccer Fields at John Hunt Park. The tentative opening date is summer 2022. During the virtual design input meeting, Team Pain, one of the world’s most prominent skatepark design companies, shared vision [more]

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Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

April 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

The City of Huntsville will require employees and the public to wear face coverings in all City buildings, Mayor Tommy Battle announced Thursday during a news conference at City Hall. Though Alabama’s Safer at Home Order expires Friday, April 9, the City decided to continue its face covering protocols until further notice. There are several exceptions, however, for essential job functions, such as eating or drinking, working outdoors or to enhance communication. “We [more]

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