Huntsville City Parks has been helping throw birthdays for years, but sometimes sifting through the information to plan the details can be daunting. But we have details on how to Party in the Park!
The Hampton Cove Dog Park is the newest greenspace opened by Huntsville Parks & Rec. We sent our “Rover Reporter” to check it out!
There’s another splashpad in Huntsville – here’s why your family should head over to the Showers Center to check out the shiny new water play feature and stay cool this summer!
Swan Creek Park in Athens has three pavilions, small playground, for tennis courts, horseshoe pit, restrooms, and access to the Athens Rec Center Track, which is 1.53 miles.
Address: 934 5th Avenue, Athens AL (map) Amenities: A pavilion with bathrooms, a small playground, a baseball field, and a walking track. Mom’s Thoughts From the parking lot, you have to walk across a small bridge to get to the park, so if you have little ones, you’ll need to watch them closely so […]
Nestled at the bottom of the rocky hillside, is a playground. It’s not an overly impressive park, but it is pretty in the daylight and surrounded by shady beech trees. There are swings and toddler-sized play equipment, and a covered pavilion with picnic benches. There are also ghosts to play with.
Situated on the hill at the back of Dublin Park in Madison, Kid’s Kingdom is an enclosed, well-maintained playground shaded by several large oak and walnut trees. The playground is designed with a castle theme: turrets, bridges, walkways, with various ways to get up (climbing lattice, stairs) and down (slides, stairs). There is also a climbing wall, tire swing, various balance challenges, rings (for bigs and littles), an obstacle course, and plenty of other structures conducive to imaginative play.
Monte Sano State Park is close to home and close to civilization (as in Star Market is just down the mountain). As newbies, we knew nothing of a tent camping checklist. We were pretty inexperienced when it came to setting up and tearing down a campsite, too, so Monte Sano seemed like a great place to do a trial run.
UPDATE July 2015: This private park is maintained by a family, not the city. Due to problems with park maintenance, it is preferable to call ahead before meeting your play group or having a picnic here. Gilwood Park is “a park dedicated to the ones that lost their life in the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes […]