South Huntsville Optimist Club donates $25,000 to City’s Special Populations Program

January 15, 2021 Click to view South Huntsville Optimist Club donates $25,000 to City’s Special Populations Program

The City of Huntsville received a generous $25,000 check from the South Huntsville Optimist Club to support its Special Populations program. Managed by Huntsville Parks & Recreation, the program provides activities for individuals with special needs at the Buddy Bryant Youth Center near Optimist Park and recreation center. “Part of our charter is patriotism and to help youth, and we found a project to fit both,” said  Dennis Anderson, a board [more]

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Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

January 12, 2021 Click to view Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

Another new cutting-edge sports complex is heading to John Hunt Park, this time in the form of an innovative skatepark that will challenge skaters, from professional to novice. The facility will be Olympic quality and include supporting facilities such as restrooms, pavilions, sunshades, lighting, landscaping and expanded parking. It is slated to be built on a three-acre site between Kids Space and the championship soccer fields. “Skateboarding continues to grow in popularity [more]

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Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

December 31, 2020 Click to view Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and its curbside recycling program, Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), in coordination with the City of Huntsville, Madison County, the City of Madison and Operation Green Team are hosting the Second Annual “Operation Christmas Clean Up” on January 9, 2021. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at two locations — Joe Davis Stadium (3125 [more]

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City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

December 23, 2020 Click to view City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

Dr. William Hooper Councill has returned to the grounds of the former high school that bears his name. A statue of Dr. Councill, commissioned by the City of Huntsville, now proudly welcomes alumni and visitors to the William Hooper Councill School Park on St. Clair Avenue in Downtown Huntsville. The park opened in fall 2019 as a tribute and memorial to the hundreds of African-American students who studied there during the [more]

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Healthy Huntsville wants you to ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ this holiday season

November 12, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville wants you to ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ this holiday season

Maintain, Don’t Gain is a partnership with Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Health System to encourage people to maintain their weight over the holidays. Throughout the six-week program, Healthy Huntsville will post tips and tricks on Facebook to help participants stay on track during a time of year when it can be challenging to get exercise and make smart food choices. In 2019, 959 people weighed in throughout Madison County. Of [more]

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  • Phone:

    256-564-8026

  • Address:

    Parks & Recreation Office

    2411 9th Avenue SW

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Email:

    Steve.Ivey@HuntsvilleAL.gov

    Steve Ivey

    Parks and Recreation Director

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    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.