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Construction set to begin on Hays Farm Central Park

Published on June 27, 2024

The City of Huntsville approved a $7.1 million construction contract with Bailey-Harris Construction Company to build a new nine-acre urban park in south Huntsville.

Hays Farm Central Park will feature a gazebo, windmill, lagoon and waterfall, pavilion and restrooms. There will be a fitness court in conjunction with Arts Huntsville, walking paths and connectivity to the City’s greenway network along with ample parking and LED lighting.

Construction is expected to take about 14 months with the park set to open in fall 2025.

“It is exciting to see this project come to fruition,” said Jennie Robinson, District 3 Council Member. “This park is destined to become a favorite destination as a central gathering place for south Huntsville residents.”

Hays Farm Central Park


Hays Farm Park is located on the west side of Haysland Road across from Grissom High School. It will also be accessible through a tunnel from the eastern side of the road, where the new Hays Farm Sports Park is finishing completion. The sports park features two regulation-size, multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse and other activities. The lighted turf fields are supported by a restroom pavilion, 120 lighted parking spaces, perimeter fencing, landscaping and irrigation.

rendering of the layout of two multipurpose fields
Hays Farm Sports Park

“These parks are all about value-added benefits to the citizens of Huntsville,” said James Gossett, Director of Parks & Recreation. “Hays Farm Park will have a similar look and feel as Big Spring Park with its lagoon, wide sidewalks and water feature. It will be a place people will want to go and be outdoors and not feel like they have to travel downtown.”

Pavilion at Hays Farm Central Park