This July, Huntsville Residents Invited to Discover Everything Parks & Recreation Has to Offer

June 25, 2018

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Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening in Huntsville’s parks and recreation centers.

This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of parks and recreation across the City of Huntsville as we celebrate Parks and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including a different challenge each day.

Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week.

Playgrounds, recreation centers, sports leagues and summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of public parks. But, parks and recreation are so much more than that.

Throughout July, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life. There are after-school programs, hiking and outdoor education, wellness opportunities through Healthy Huntsville, community celebrations, swim therapy, classes, tournaments and more.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle believes parks and recreation services are essential ingredients in well-being and quality of life.

“We’re investing more than $30 million into capital improvements for our parks because we know the value to our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Battle. “Play is just as important as work, and Huntsville wants to provide that balance and opportunities for connection for everyone.”

Whether you are a mom interested in activities for the kids, a recent graduate looking for more outdoor exercise options, or a retiree wanting to meet new people, you can find what you need from the City’s parks and recreation offerings.

“Most people would be amazed to know we have well over 60 different parks across the City and more than 100 services,” said Steve Ivey, Director of Parks & Recreation. “There is something for everyone, and July is a great time to get out and explore.”

To learn more about Parks and Recreation Month, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/GoPlayHsv.

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