Outdoor Play

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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Review:  Alice’s Garden of Wonders

Review: Alice’s Garden of Wonders

There is a whole wonderland to explore at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! “Experience Wonderland — take a tumble down the rabbit hole and explore Alice’s Garden of Wonders,” a new exhibit at The Garden, and you’ll have fun seeing the many characters throughout the property. We took a special map from the front desk and(…)

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2014 Family Favorite Awards

2014 Family Favorite Awards

You nominated them and then you voted for them and boy did you vote! More than 5,000 people participated in these awards so when we say these are the Tennessee Valley’s favorites, we mean it. Some of these contests were really close so even those nominated should consider themselves true winners. Thank you to everyone(…)

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