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Parks & Recreation

Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain over the Holidays

November 14, 2019

Healthy Huntsville is partnering for a second year with Huntsville Hospital for the “Maintain, Don’t Gain” challenge. This is a free program that provides tips, tricks and motivation to maintain a healthy weight during the calorie-rich holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. “Last year 70 percent of participants completed the weigh-in and weigh-out challenge, and 84 percent of those that followed through lost weight,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It [more]

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Fall Cleanup: Keeping curbs, gutters free of leaves and debris

November 11, 2019

Huntsville neighborhood streets and yards are adorned with colorful, fallen leaves. Picturesque – as long as they don’t clog public gutters. As fall settles in, the City of Huntsville is reminding homeowners to keep “road-side facilities,” or in non-municipal terms, curbs, gutters, ditches and sidewalks, free of debris. This includes dirt, trash, debris, gravel, yard waste, grass clippings, grass and weeds. Recently adopted City Ordinance 21-311 helps outline property owner [more]

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“Collegiate Beach Clash” brings LSU, South Carolina, UAB and Georgia State to Huntsville’s Sand Volleyball Complex Nov. 2

October 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department and Rally Volleyball will host the “Collegiate Beach Clash” this Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sand Volleyball Complex in John Hunt Park. LSU, South Carolina, UAB and Georgia State will play in the day-long tournament, marking the tournament’s fifth year, and its first time in Huntsville. “We are happy to host some of the best collegiate beach volleyball talent [more]

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Cross Country Championship Course Opens in John Hunt Park

September 20, 2019

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to open its newest athletic and recreational feature in John Hunt Park – a championship-caliber cross country running course. The scenic course is 10-meters wide with a manicured grass surface, varied grade changes, and multiple spurred loops for various distance options including 5K, 6K, 8K, and 10K.  The course accommodates high school, NCAA, and USA Track & Field needs for training and competition events. “This [more]

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  • Phone:
  • Address:
    Parks & Recreation Office2411 9th Avenue SWHuntsville, AL 35805View Map
  • Email:
    Steve IveyParks and Recreation DirectorSteve.Ivey@HuntsvilleAL.gov
  • Hours:
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.