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Martin Road recreation center one step closer to reality

Published on June 8, 2023

A new recreation center in West Huntsville will soon be under design.

The Huntsville City Council has approved a $476,250 contract with William M. Boehme & Associates Architects for the facility on Martin Road. A previous agreement authorized the purchase of approximately five acres of land on Martin Road just west of the intersection with Zeirdt Road.

Huntsville Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett said it’s exciting to see the much-anticipated project move forward.

“As West Huntsville continues to grow, we know there is a need for recreation facilities and programming,” he said. “This center will meet that need and add to the quality of life for our citizens.”

The facility will be similar in design to the Mark Russell Recreation Center, which opened on Taylor Road in December 2020. The agreement calls for two full-size gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, office space storage areas and restrooms, as well as lighted parking and landscaping.

site aerial of West Huntsville Recreation Center