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City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County will close on Tuesday, Jan. 16 

January 15, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County will close on Tuesday, Jan. 16 

The City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County government operations will be closed, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to the winter weather event and hazardous road conditions. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the area through 6 a.m. Tuesday. Continued sleet and snow, along with below-freezing temperatures, are causing icy road conditions. For the City of Huntsville, the closure includes Municipal Court, and all municipal services and facilities. [more]

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Ready, set, go! Huntsville Parks & Recreation welcomes return of Girls on the Run

January 12, 2024 Click to view Ready, set, go! Huntsville Parks & Recreation welcomes return of Girls on the Run

Calling all girls in grades 3-5! Lace up your running shoes for an empowering journey as Girls on the Run returns to Huntsville Parks & Recreation. This 10-week program is designed to foster confidence and enhance decision-making skills among participants. The cost is $20 per person, and the program is limited to a group of 25 girls. Registration closes Feb. 18. Starting March 4 and running through May 11, the program’s sessions [more]

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New 1.8-mile greenway approved for western Huntsville

January 11, 2024 Click to view New 1.8-mile greenway approved for western Huntsville

The City of Huntsville is moving forward with plans for a new greenway in the western corridor that will also become a part of the Singing River Trail. The Miller Branch Greenway will stretch from the Huntsville International Airport, 1.8 miles southwest from Wall Triana Highway to Swancott Road, following Beadle Lane for part of the path. Cost for the project will be shared by the City and the Metropolitan Planning Organization [more]

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Huntsville prepares for icy cold blast

January 11, 2024 Click to view Huntsville prepares for icy cold blast

The City of Huntsville and its community partners are preparing for the coldest temperatures so far this winter, including the opening of warming centers. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens on Monday and Tuesday nights. There is a chance of snow flurries starting Sunday night and continuing into Tuesday, though the National Weather Service said no accumulation is expected. The City will also monitor the impact weather conditions have [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2024 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 15-19. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host free MLK Youth Basketball Clinic

December 29, 2023 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host free MLK Youth Basketball Clinic

Aspiring young basketball stars looking to sharpen their skills on the court are encouraged to sign up for Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s MLK Youth Basketball Clinic. The event is Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1-4 p.m. at the Dr. Richard Showers, Sr., Recreation Center, 4600 Blue Springs Road, Huntsville. Led by experienced coaches, the free clinic is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. A donation of a canned food item is requested, [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Jan. 1 for New Year’s holiday

December 28, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Jan. 1 for New Year’s holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. This includes Animal Services, Huntsville Transit and Municipal Court. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. The closure will affect the following City services: Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Jan. 1-5. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: Recreation centers and facilities [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Dec. 25 for Christmas

December 21, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Dec. 25 for Christmas

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will close Monday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. This includes Animal Services, Huntsville Transit and Municipal Court. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26. The closure will affect the following City services: Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Dec. 25-29. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: Recreation centers and facilities will close Dec. [more]

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Climb, slide, swing and run at Huntsville’s newest, Santa-approved playground

December 19, 2023 Click to view Climb, slide, swing and run at Huntsville’s newest, Santa-approved playground

The City of Huntsville’s newest playground opened with great fanfare at the Sandra Moon Community Complex during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with City leaders, led by caroling children and Santa Claus. “Just in time for the holidays, we are delighted to present this amazing playground to the children of Huntsville,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “We hope it will bring joy and inspire imagination for many years to come.” The beautiful new 18,000-square-foot playground [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation giving the gift of time to busy parents, guardians

December 13, 2023 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation giving the gift of time to busy parents, guardians

If you’re a parent or guardian with too many items on your holiday to-do list and not enough time to do them, Huntsville Parks & Recreation is here to help. The department will host two Parents Night Out events and a Drop & Shop this month, allowing parents to drop children off for fun-filled evenings with trained Parks & Recreation staff in a safe environment. Space is limited, so parents and [more]

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