Parks & Recreation

Spring Checklist for Maple Hill Cemetery   

March 12, 2018

Maple Hill Cemetery is one of the City’s oldest and largest perpetual care burial grounds. In preparation for the spring season, cemetery staff are asking family members to check the graves of their loved ones and to please remove anything on the ground that might [more]

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Huntsville Aquatics Center Wins 2017 Facility of the Year

February 2, 2018

The Huntsville Aquatics Center was honored with the 2017 Facility of the Year award by the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) during a recognition dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Tuscaloosa. ARPA recognizes and honors individuals, groups, programs, facilities and agencies each year who have rendered outstanding service to the field of [more]

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Quivers at the ready – Southside Archery Park is now open

December 19, 2017

The City’s first free public archery facility is now open in Southside Park, 16159 Chaney Thompson Road. Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting Tuesday to recognize the many community and state partners who provided the resources and planning to make this new park happen for [more]

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City Opens New Cycle Track for Downtown Huntsville

December 14, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle held a ribbon cutting Dec. 14 to open the City’s first cycle track, a dedicated bicycle lane on Spragins Street, marked by curbs and wide green stripes. The cycle track is a pilot project that emanated from public requests through The BIG Picture [more]

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Meet the winners – Mayor’s Walking Challenge

December 4, 2017

The end of November brings the end of the Mayor’s 100 Miles in 100 Days Walking Challenge. A big ‘Thank You’ is due to our walk hosts this year: Huntsville Botanical Garden, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville Hospital, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Arts Huntsville, Operation [more]

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