City Opens Community Foundation Park in Downtown Huntsville

May 6, 2021 Click to view City Opens Community Foundation Park in Downtown Huntsville

The City of Huntsville added another beautiful park to its inventory of urban spaces today following a dedication and ribbon cutting for Community Foundation Park. Anchoring the intersection of Dr. Joseph Lowery Boulevard and Pelham Avenue along downtown’s gateway entrance, the new park is a collaboration between the City of Huntsville, Arts Huntsville, and Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville. A centerpiece of the urban plaza is a public art installation designed by [more]

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City, Designers asking for John Hunt Skatepark feedback

April 26, 2021 Click to view City, Designers asking for John Hunt Skatepark feedback

Huntsville residents and skateboarding enthusiasts from across the region took part in an online meeting on April 20 to discuss ideas for the new John Hunt Skatepark. The skatepark will span three acres between Kids Space and the Championship Soccer Fields at John Hunt Park. The tentative opening date is summer 2022. During the virtual design input meeting, Team Pain, one of the world’s most prominent skatepark design companies, shared vision [more]

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Earth Day 2021: City celebrates with tree planting, butterfly release

April 23, 2021 Click to view Earth Day 2021: City celebrates with tree planting, butterfly release

The Rocket City celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2021, with a variety of activities to promote environmental conservation in Huntsville. Operation Green Team and City of Huntsville leaders gathered in Big Spring Park on Thursday for a tree planting ceremony and butterfly release. Watch the event here. Operation Green Team Coordinator David Worley helps a butterfly find its way skyward during the Earth Day 2021 butterfly release at Big Spring Park [more]

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Earth Month 2021: Huntsville Cleanup Events Scheduled

April 14, 2021 Click to view Earth Month 2021: Huntsville Cleanup Events Scheduled

Citizens will have plenty of opportunities to help clean up their surroundings this month as the City of Huntsville celebrates Earth Month. Weekly cleanups will keep Operation Green Team and volunteers busy from dawn to dusk. With Earth Day approaching on April 22, opportunities abound for those who want to leave the world a little better than they found it. The month’s main attraction will be a household hazardous waste collection event, [more]

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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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  • 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

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    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.