Special Populations

Through the City’s Special Populations services, Parks & Recreation seeks to promote and develop recreational programs for individuals with differing abilities.


PROGRAMS

Max Luther Drive Recreational Center

Parks & Recreation works with several local special needs organizations to help provide recreational opportunities to those that might not normally have access to a facility or equipment. We currently are collaborating with Ability Plus, ARC of Madison County, Wellstone Behavioral Health and Our Place to provide their clients with access to the Max Luther Drive Recreation Center. The Center provides the means for recreational activities, as well as a coordinator to facilitate games and activities.

Any Huntsville resident with special needs is welcomed to participate in the Special Population’s activities. Please note, the staff at Max Luther Drive Recreational Center is not trained to provide routine medical care, feed individuals or take individuals to the bathroom. Participants must be able to care for themselves or have a guardian present.

For more information, contact the Special Populations Supervisor at (256) 427-5490 or special.coord@huntsvilleal.gov.

Miracle League of North Alabama

The Miracle League’s purpose is to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to play Miracle Sports regardless of their abilities and to develop and promote community support. The Miracle League is open to anyone age five and older with any type of disability. All programs are free of charge for players and participants are provided with appropriate equipment and facilities to play.

The Miracle League Complex is located in Brahan Springs Park. The baseball field is equipped with a special rubber surface that covers the entire field. It provides a level playing surface and a safe environment. Players in wheelchairs or other mobility devices navigate around the entire field safely. The complex offers plenty of seating, a family restroom, covered pavilions and a fully accessible playground. For more information visit mlhuntsville.com.