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.
A great place to have a picnic and play outside, Jim Merek Park is one of Huntsville’s newest green spaces – plan a trip with your kids and use these Parent Pro-Tips!
One of the larger green spaces in Madison County, Sharon Johnston Park is full-service with a playground, pool, campground, ad picnic areas.
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.
Huntsville’s newest park is both kid-friendly AND dog-friendly! One local mom checked it out and has lots of tips for families headed there to 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a little something for everyone on the 30 acres of Delano Park in Decatur. If you have little ones, you’ll love the large splash pad that was built with the mission of accessibility and fun for all children. The splash pad has a large open surface surrounded by stone and concrete benches. There is […]
Location: Brahan Springs Park, 500 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Map) If it’s been a while since you’ve visited Brahan Springs Park, you might not recognize it. The City of Huntsville and local Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs have come together to renovate and improve the park, and install a new addition, the “Everybody Can Play” […]
Location: South Beaty Street beside the Athens Chamber of Commerce in downtown Athens, AL. Big Spring Memorial Park in downtown Athens offers a large pond that is framed in decorative concrete, which makes it safer for kids who like to run around. There are plenty of trees, making it easy to find shady areas while […]
Craving the outdoors? Need a little exercise? I’ve got just the place for you! Madison County Nature Trail is one of our local treasures. This hiking trail offers everything a family with kids might be looking for in a beginner level hike. Let me caveat this, my family likes to brave it and we consider […]
The area and equipment could use some refurbishing but that doesn’t take away from the bonuses the site offers. This is a playground worth going out of your way for. A nice mix of equipment for different ages and interests and plenty of shade.
This small park located behind Asbury is perfect if you are looking for a place to throw a frisbee, play kickball or soccer or just a game of tag with your kids.