Outdoor Play

4-D Farm in Cullman

4-D Farm in Cullman

The kids and I took a trip to the farm yesterday, and it did not disappoint. I admit, I didn’t know about 4D Farm until a few months ago. A short trip South on 565 or 231 will land you there in no time. This beautiful family farm is situated on roughly 96 acres of(…)

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Gilwood Memorial Park

Gilwood Memorial Park

Gilwood Park is “a park dedicated to the ones that lost their life in the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes from Madison and Limestone Counties in Alabama.” It began as a memorial to Shannon Gail Rudd Sampson, the daughter of Cindy and Ken Mitchell but grew into a park to honor all those lost. It’s nestled(…)

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Hastings Park

Hastings Park

Location: 2801 Hastings Road SW, Huntsville, 35801 (map) Amenities: Two (2) playground sets – one little kid (2-9 years) and one infant (18 months-3 years). Six swings – three regular and three infant. Benches, picnic table, green space, riding toys, sidewalk around playground, trash cans, dog waste disposal. NO BATHROOMS. Tucked away in the medical(…)

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SNAP Playground and Splash Pad

SNAP Playground and Splash Pad

If you live in Alabama in the summertime and have kids, it’s important to have water options! There’s a colorful splash pad located at SNAP Playground in Hartselle (and it’s wheelchair accessible). It’s free and has about a dozen water features including bubbling geysers, water guns, dumping buckets, sprinklers, and a roll arch. There is(…)

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A Parks and Rec Guide Just for Parents

A Parks and Rec Guide Just for Parents

In the summer of 2009 my family arrived in Huntsville with no friends, no nearby relatives, and knowing almost nothing about the place. I was a stay-at-home mom with an 18-month-old daughter and I was BORED. We had rented a home in Blossomwood and while the neighborhood was nice, our house was on a busy(…)

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Soccer Shots of North Alabama

Soccer Shots of North Alabama

When my son Dax turned three years-old, my husband (who is a soccer player himself) and I started to look around for soccer options for him. Luckily in the Huntsville area, there are different programs to choose from, and when we heard about Soccer Shots from a friend, we decided to give it a try.(…)

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Greene Street Market & Children’s Corner

Greene Street Market & Children’s Corner

Has your family experienced the Greene Street Market on Thursdays yet? What are you waiting for? The Greene Street Market at Nativity is more than a standard farmer’s market. In addition to offering vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, prepared meals, cheeses, preserves, relishes, salsas, herbs and flowers, you will find scrumptious homemade baked goods, ice cream(…)

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