#GoPlayHSV: July is Parks and Recreation Month in Huntsville


Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announces Parks and Recreation Month

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Okay, we all work pretty hard, right? Well, sometimes you just have to take a little time and chill out.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle Wednesday morning proclaimed July is Park and Recreation Month in the Rocket City.

To help promote the city’s many recreational opportunities, and facilities, there’s a challenge – complete with prizes.

Mayor Battle says recreational opportunities equate directly to the area’s quality of life.

“Whether it’s our 27 miles of greenways, or whether it’s a static park, or whether it’s a dog park, or anything else, all of that helps add to your quality of life, and it makes where people want to be a part of your community,” Battle told reporters Wednesday morning.

To help promote the proclamation, the city is sponsoring a recreational challenge, and you can win prizes. Just snap a photo or video of you or your family taking advantage of the city’s parks and recreational facilities and post them online using the hashtag #goplayhsv.

Here’s the complete list of daily challenges: 

July 10, 2017: Have a picnic at Willow Park, Archer Park, James C. Crawford Park or Creekwood Park.

July 11, 2017: Take a Tai Chi class at the Optimist Recreation Center.

July 12, 2017: Play Canasta at Brahan Spring Recreation Center.

July 13, 2017: Feed the Koi fish from one of our feeders at the Red Bridge in Big Spring Park West.

July 14, 2017: Shoot some hoops at the Lakewood Community Center or Berachah Gym.

July 15, 2017: Have fun on a playground at East Clinton Park, University Park, Oak Park or California Street Park.

July 16, 2017: Play fetch with a furry friend at one of our four Dog Spots.

July 17, 2017: Go to Concerts in the Park and take a selfie with the band.

July 18, 2017: Swim 10 laps or perfect your cannon ball at the Huntsville Aquatics Center.

July 19, 2017: Take a picture in front of the Huntsville mural in Big Spring Park East.

July 20, 2017: Beat the heat with the kids at one of the City’s three splash pads.

July 21, 2017: Use the outdoor fitness equipment at Philpot Park, John Hunt Park (south end), Ken Johnston Park or Sherwood Park.

July 22, 2017: Catch a fish in the Brahan Spring Park Lagoon.

July 23, 2017: Draw a masterpiece with sidewalk chalk in Big Spring Park West.

July 24, 2017: Take the kids to play Futsal at Goldsmith Schiffman Gym.

July 25, 2017: Sew a work of art at the Calvary Hill Community Center.

July 26, 2017: Learn new tricks at the Skate Park.

July 27, 2017: Watch an adult softball league game at the Metro Sportsplex.

July 28, 2017: Whistle with a bird at Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary.

July 29, 2017: Take a break at one of our park pavilions.

July 30, 2017: Count the turtles at Aldridge Creek Greenway.

July 31, 2017: Go for a ride with one of the Downtown BlueBikes from a station at S.R. Butler Green, Big Spring Park East or Big Spring Park West.


For more information click HERE.

Trending Stories