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Huntsville approves land purchase for new Parks & Recreation center in West Huntsville

Published on February 9, 2023

You asked, we answered! Residents in West Huntsville have been requesting a recreation center to serve their growing neighborhoods, and Huntsville Parks & Recreation says it has found the perfect site.

City Council agreed and has authorized the administration to move forward with a $1,127,115 contract to purchase approximately five acres of land on Martin Road just west of the intersection with Zeirdt Road.

“This facility will be a huge addition to the quality of life for the residents of West Huntsville,” Council President and District 5 Representative John Meredith said. “The indoor athletic courts and fitness rooms will provide area residents recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed regardless of the weather or when it gets dark. The meeting space within the center will, to name just one use, provide a safe environment for area seniors to coalesce and interact. I am proud to serve the people of District 5 and look forward to the day this facility opens its doors to them.”

Council’s approval is the first step in moving forward with the purchase from HAD Land Equity II.

“We’ll enter a 60-day due diligence period to conduct environmental testing and Geotech studies to make sure the site can accommodate our plans,” City Administrator John Hamilton said. “Once the City closes on the purchase, the General Services and Parks & Recreation Departments will immediately begin the design process and roll into construction.”

The new recreation center is expected to open in late 2024 or early 2025.