City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

June 14, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth National Independence Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed the week of June 17-21. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will close except splash pads, which will be open [more]

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Annual Juneteenth Festival returns to Big Spring Park Saturday

June 12, 2024 Click to view Annual Juneteenth Festival returns to Big Spring Park Saturday

Juneteenth National Independence Day is June 19, but Huntsville residents can celebrate early at the Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 15, in Big Spring Park. The annual event, which runs from 5-9 p.m., is presented by Amazon and the City of Huntsville’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI). Residents are invited to enjoy live music, community engagement and cultural recognition. “The Juneteenth Festival is designed to unite our community and raise [more]

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September serenade: Annual Jazz in the Park-Huntsville lineup announced

May 31, 2024 Click to view September serenade: Annual Jazz in the Park-Huntsville lineup announced

Top jazz artists from around the country will perform in Huntsville this September as part of the 2024 Jazz in the Park-Huntsville concert series. Performances will be held every Sunday in September at Big Spring Park East, though this year’s series will feature back-to-back performances on Sunday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 2, which is also Labor Day. The festival is free to attend. “Jazz in the Park is crucial for fostering a [more]

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Green Team Volunteer Spotlight – Helion Lodge

May 30, 2024 Click to view Green Team Volunteer Spotlight – Helion Lodge

Helion Lodge, the oldest Masonic lodge in north Alabama, describes itself on its website as “a beacon of light, illuminating the path of self-improvement, moral growth and benevolence.” With such a DNA, it only makes sense that the lodge would be longtime volunteers with Green Team’s Adopt-a-Spot program. While the organization supports such community efforts as the annual Mayor’s Tree Planting Day, the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Suicide Prevention Fundraising [more]

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Plan a hike – June 1 is National Trails Day

May 29, 2024 Click to view Plan a hike – June 1 is National Trails Day

Whether you are a frequent hiker or a first-timer, National Trails Day is a great time to enjoy nature and explore Huntsville’s amazing trails at Hays Nature Preserve, Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary and Land Trust of North Alabama. Held the first Saturday each June, National Trails Day is designed to encourage people to discover trails, become active on trail issues and share an excitement for the outdoors. Green Team Manager (and [more]

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Contact
  • Phone:

    256-564-8026

  • Address:

    Parks & Recreation Office

    2411 9th Avenue SW

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Email:

    james.gossett@HuntsvilleAL.gov

    James Gossett

    Parks and Recreation Director

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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