The 26,000-square-foot recreation center on Taylor Road opened in December 2020 to serve the growing Cove area of Huntsville. The Mark Russell Recreation Center is located at 429 Taylor Road, 35763.

Hours are subject to change due to holiday schedules, weather, etc. Please contact the facility to confirm this week’s schedule.

June 2023 program offerings


Scheduled seasonally. View the calendar for current options.

  • Exercise Classes
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Lighted multipurpose fields for soccer, lacrosse, etc.
  • Children’s playground
  • Outdoor walking/jogging trail


Community Meeting Room, Weight and Fitness Room, Two Indoor Courts for Basketball, Volleyball and Pickleball, Outdoor Walking/Jogging Trail.


A children’s universal playground is located on the property with activities for able bodied and special needs children. The playground includes an outdoor treehouse/log cabin structure with a cave, waterfall and rock climber, swings, slides, sunshades, and benches. Additional playground equipment will be installed in phase 2 of this City of Huntsville – Cove Community project. Click here to learn more!

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    429 Taylor Road

    Huntsville, AL 35763

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  • Email:

    Mark Russell Recreation Center

    Debra Hatley, Supervisor

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.