Know before you go: Splash pads opening for the season

May 6, 2022 Click to view Know before you go: Splash pads opening for the season

For the last several weeks, Huntsville Parks & Recreation crews have been working to get the City’s splash pads ready for the season. There are three locations, and all are free to use. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a family member who is 16 years of age or older. Everybody Can Play The Everybody Can Play splash pad will open Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. Regular hours [more]

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More than a playground, new Kids’ Space will celebrate Huntsville’s past, present and future

April 28, 2022 Click to view More than a playground, new Kids’ Space will celebrate Huntsville’s past, present and future

More than 26 years ago, volunteers came together to build a playground in just six days. Kids’ Space at John Hunt Park quickly became a favorite among Huntsville families. Over the years, numerous repairs have been made to keep the mostly wooden structure open and safe to use. Now, it’s time for a new space, one that preserves the playground’s sense of adventure, while allowing more families to make memories [more]

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Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

April 28, 2022 Click to view Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

Tune-up your bicycles, pump up the tires, and make plans to attend the Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Huntsville. Mayor Tommy Battle invites young and old alike to join him for his annual family-friendly, four-mile bike spin around the downtown area’s historic neighborhoods. The ride begins and ends at Church Street in Big Spring Park, in front of the YMCA building. Part of the [more]

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Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

April 28, 2022 Click to view Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

The annual Fitness in the Park program is back for 2022 with new workouts, new energy, and new faces but the same goal – helping everyone discover the fun side of fitness. Mayor Tommy Battle, in collaboration with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and his Healthy Huntsville initiative, is proud to offer these free one-hour group fitness classes, at 9 a.m. each Saturday in May and June. “Great instructors, a beautiful [more]

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Hundreds of young mountain bikers ready to shred at John Hunt Park

April 21, 2022 Click to view Hundreds of young mountain bikers ready to shred at John Hunt Park

The Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League (AICL) will hold its final race of the regular season April 23-24 at the single-track mountain bike trail at John Hunt Park. The race, called ParTee at John Hunt Park, is expected to draw some 3,500 athletes, coaches and spectators from across the state. It is the first major event since the course opened late last year. The 4.1-mile trail features superfast machine-built berms and enough rollers [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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