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Huntsville Parks & Recreation Launches Free After-School Programs

Published on August 8, 2021

Young boy shooting a basketball inside a gymnasium. Two young boys are in the background also playing basketball on another goal.

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation department is offering free after-school programs at nine of its recreation centers. The programs will be in session during the Huntsville City School academic year. The goal is to offer quality after-school programming for kindergarten through 6th-grade students, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

“The first step to providing useful programming for our communities is to offer a comprehensive after-school program,” explains Bernita Reese, director of Huntsville Parks & Recreation. “We don’t want our residents to stress about after-school care. We have created a curriculum that will help the students complete homework, get moving, and try new activities.”

Activities will be tailored to the interests of the children in each recreation center. They include snacks, time to work on homework, physical activity, outdoor play, arts and games.

A parent or guardian must complete a registration form and code of conduct form for each child to be enrolled in the after-school program. Registration information can found HERE or by stopping by in-person at a participating recreation center.