If you’re walking around downtown Huntsville with your family the next few weeks, you might notice something different. Back by popular demand, Downtown Huntsville Inc. has installed Pop Up Parks throughout, and they are a great way to explore the Square!
Pop Up Parks consist of 10 park builders constructing and installing miniature parks in 10 parking spaces around the Square. The parks are free and open to the public and stay up for 10 days, from October 19th through the 29th. The theme for this year’s Pop Up Parks is, “A Vision for Huntsville.” Turns out, you can fit A LOT of fin into a rectangle the size of a parking space!
Pop Up Parks Parent Pro-Tip
(Try to say that 3x as fast as you can!)
If you haven’t been downtown in a while, between October 19-31 is really a great time to take an afternoon and go – there’s so much FREE fun to be had all in one place!
2.) Walk the Pumpkin Patch
From now until October 31st, the Arts Huntsville’s Pumpkin Patch is on display throughout downtown as well. Walk the Pumpkin Trail, find your favorite design, and vote for them to win the contest – we like #8!
3.) Go Duck Hunting
In addition to parks & pumpkins there’s the Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt that you can do year-round in Huntsville. Using the clues here, can your family find all the bronze ducks hidden around downtown Huntsville? There’s prize in it for you at the Visitor Center if you do.
Pop Up Park Details
Location: Downtown Huntsville Square
Dates: October 19-29, 2017
Cost: FREE | Get event updates on Facebook here.
Come see what the companies and non-profits listed below can do with a parking-spot-sized space!
- Maynor & Mitchell Eye Center with volunteers from the Randolph School Theater Group
- Sorba Huntsville (Mountain Biking Club)
- Zoom Indoor Cycling HSV
- 4Site Incorporated
- Space Camp
- Von Braun Center/ Huntsville Havoc
- Goodwyn Mills Cawood
- Alabama A&M University
- Huntsville Ballet Company
- International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Huntsville
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