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.

See the Program Guide for a list of seasonal 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 universal playground for children of all physical and cognitive abilities is located on the property. The playground includes a toddler play space, an outdoor treehouse/log cabin structure with a cave, waterfall and rock climber, swings, slides, sunshades, benches and restroom.

  • 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.