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Huntsville Beautification Board accepting nominations for 2024 awards

March 1, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Beautification Board accepting nominations for 2024 awards

The City of Huntsville’s Beautification Board is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Huntsville Beautification Awards. The deadline to submit the entry form and $50 fee for each property nominated is Monday, April 8. Judging will take place after Memorial Day (May 27). New this year is an option to submit payment through PayPal. When nominations are submitted, users are taken to a page that contains a link to the Beautification Board’s PayPal account. Users [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s inaugural HerPower Walk set for March 16

March 1, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s inaugural HerPower Walk set for March 16

Lace up your walking shoes and join Huntsville Parks & Recreation for the inaugural HerPower Walk on Saturday, March 16, from 9-11 a.m. in Big Spring Park. Men and women of all ages are invited to the event, which celebrates Women’s History Month with a free 3-mile walk. Food trucks will have concessions for purchase and gift bags will be provided while supplies last. The walk offers participants a chance to enjoy [more]

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Air Quality Forecast March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024 Click to view Air Quality Forecast March 1, 2024

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Raymond W. Jones Community Center opens in John Hunt Park

February 29, 2024 Click to view Raymond W. Jones Community Center opens in John Hunt Park

John Hunt Park welcomed its newest facility with great fanfare following a ribbon-cutting and open house celebration at the Raymond W. Jones Community Center. Once home to the National Guard Armory, the City of Huntsville acquired the 14,000-square-foot building after it closed in 2017. At that time, Parks & Recreation was working on a master plan and build-out for John Hunt Park. They were also managing increased demand for senior programming, [more]

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Survey says! Huntsville Parks & Recreation seeks programming feedback from teens

February 28, 2024 Click to view Survey says! Huntsville Parks & Recreation seeks programming feedback from teens

Huntsville Parks & Recreation is calling upon teenagers and their parents/guardians to participate in a teen activity survey aimed at enhancing recreational opportunities tailored to the interests and schedules of Huntsville’s youth. With the school year ending in three months, Parks & Recreation is seeking insights into preferred teen activities as well as ideal days and times for participation. Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett said the survey underscores a commitment to [more]

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Planting an urban treescape at City Hall

February 27, 2024 Click to view Planting an urban treescape at City Hall

The plan to finish the outdoor spaces of the exterior of Huntsville’s soon-to-open new City Hall includes trees, of course. But it also includes trenches, pipes and a certain type of rock and soil mixture to facilitate the growth of those trees. It’s a fascinating process that will play out underground, allowing the trees to grow despite their urban, concrete environment. Two of the pipes that will provide moisture and air to [more]

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2023 Development Review studies Huntsville’s growth and residential market

February 27, 2024 Click to view 2023 Development Review studies Huntsville’s growth and residential market

Huntsville’s residential building boom appears to be catching its breath after years of construction at a furious pace. However, with continued growth in population and new jobs, forecasts indicate that 2024 will still be higher than the 10-year average for residential construction, a study from the City’s Long-Range Planning Division reveals. Photo credit: GTEC/Marty Sellers The 2023 Huntsville Development Review showed the city’s population is continuing to grow even as the real [more]

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony caps major renovation of North Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park

February 27, 2024 Click to view Ribbon-cutting ceremony caps major renovation of North Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park

The name’s the same, but Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park has a fresh new look following a four-month renovation project. James Crawford cuts the ribbon on the newly renovated James C. Crawford Park in North Huntsville. Crawford was joined by District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith, Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett, Mayor Tommy Battle and members of the Edmonton Heights community. Since joining the City’s park network in 2004, James C. [more]

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Green Team volunteer is having fun while making a difference

February 26, 2024 Click to view Green Team volunteer is having fun while making a difference

As a frequent volunteer with the City of Huntsville’s Green Team, James Lovell demonstrated how easy it is to make a difference. “I just started showing up,” he said. When a community cleanup happens anywhere around Huntsville, Lovell will likely be there. “I typically go anywhere there’s one going on,” Lovell said. It’s volunteers like Lovell that help keep Huntsville beautiful through Green Team – whether it’s collecting litter along a roadway or spending [more]

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City announces 2023 Air Pollution Control Achievement Award Winners

February 26, 2024 Click to view City announces 2023 Air Pollution Control Achievement Award Winners

Since 1997, the City of Huntsville’s Air Pollution Control Board has been recognizing local companies for their voluntary efforts to keep our skies clean. Only those institutional and commercial facilities that go beyond regulatory requirements for reducing and controlling air pollutant emissions are eligible. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, right, joins award winners at the 2024 Air Pollution Control Achievement Awards. The companies honored were Sanmina, Vulcan Materials and Wiregrass Construction. During the [more]

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