Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

April 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

The City of Huntsville will require employees and the public to wear face coverings in all City buildings, Mayor Tommy Battle announced Thursday during a news conference at City Hall. Though Alabama’s Safer at Home Order expires Friday, April 9, the City decided to continue its face covering protocols until further notice. There are several exceptions, however, for essential job functions, such as eating or drinking, working outdoors or to enhance communication. “We [more]

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City of Huntsville Secures Team Pain to Design World Class Skatepark in John Hunt Park

April 1, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Secures Team Pain to Design World Class Skatepark in John Hunt Park

A new cutting-edge sports complex designed by Team Pain is heading to John Hunt Park, this time in the form of an innovative skatepark that will challenge skaters, from professional to novice. The Huntsville City Council approved a resolution on January 14, 2021 that authorized the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and Friends of Parks & Recreation for the construction and maintenance of the John Hunt [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

March 29, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit services. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Recycling will also not be affected. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities are closed, except the [more]

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Johnson Legacy Center to include new urban park

March 25, 2021 Click to view Johnson Legacy Center to include new urban park

Just seven months after cutting the ribbon on the new Johnson Legacy Center (JLC) in northwest Huntsville, the City is moving forward with plans to add an urban park to the campus. At the request of Mayor Tommy Battle, City Council approved a contract with Bostick Landscape Architects to design a new outdoor park adjacent to the JLC. “As we start this second phase, I am excited to see, yet again, the [more]

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Flooding at Hays Nature Preserve

March 18, 2021 Click to view Flooding at Hays Nature Preserve

Flooding issues have closed several areas within the Parks and Recreation Department. Access to a majority of the Hays Nature Preserve has been closed today (Thursday, March 18) due to flooding issues. The only areas accessible at this time are the Main Entrance on U.S. Highway 431 and the Natural Playground and Bar Lake areas. In addition, the Indian Creek Greenway and Creekwood Park are also closed. For more information, keep up with [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:

    bernita.reese@HuntsvilleAL.gov

    Bernita Reese

    Parks and Recreation Director

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.