Readers of our website for any length of time already knows about our obsession with all things Leslie Knope. So you can imagine our excitement when our very own Mayor Battle proclaimed this July as Parks & Rec Month in Huntsville!
This is a national celebration, but of course the Rocket City is celebrating with our own unique twist.
Parks & Recreation wants to hear from Huntsville citizens about how you “get your play on” in Huntsville.
Snap a picture or video and send to Ashley.Polesak@HuntsvilleAL.gov, or tag Huntsville Parks & Recreation and use the hashtag #GoPlayHsv throughout July on Instagram and Facebook.
Share how your family is enjoying all that Huntsville has to offer via facilities such as parks, greenways, pools, splash pads, recreation centers, pavilions and more.
If they share your picture or video, you’ll receive a Huntsville Parks & Recreation t-shirt!
Daily Challenge? Huh?
Yep – it can be literally anything that gets you moving, especially (but not limited to) at a Huntsville park or recreation facility. Of course, RCM has got some great ideas to do with kids, and if you click the links there are more details about each way to #GoPlayHsv – there’s even an awesome daily Challenge Checklist you can print out with even more ideas!
- Feeding the Ducks at Big Spring Park
- Hiking a trail
- Baiting your hook
- Splashing in a pop jet fountain
- Flinging a frisbee
- Visiting the dog park
We Heart Parks
Because easier parenting is what we do best, we’ve even got a useful tool to help you find a city park near you. The free Explore Huntsville app has a whole section with park maps & amenities to make getting there and having fun a cinch!
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