Huntsville, AL is home to about 60 beautiful parks that provide fun outdoor facilities for residents of all ages. With a combined space of over 3000 acres, there is something for everyone. Many of these parks feature sports complexes that are perfect for active kids or other attractions that make them unique.
Below are three of Huntsville’s Crown Jewels:
Big Spring Park
Big Spring International Park lured settlers to Huntsville over 200 years ago, and the city has celebrated it ever since – growing up around this green space and preserving it for its citizens. The park plays host to numerous events, including Panoply Arts Festival, Concerts in the Park and any more. Children will love the famously friendly ducks, geese and koi that call the Big Spring home. As you explore, be sure to notice the lighthouse from Norway and the famous red bridge and cherry trees from Japan, all of which were gifts to the city.
Brahn Spring Park
Brahan Spring Park is a multi-use facility that can accommodate a variety of sports. The park has six sand volleyball courts, four soccer fields, a disc golf course, multiple softball fields, playground, splash pad and also has a recreation center for basketball, volleyball, table tennis and pickleball.
Hays Nature Preserve
Hays Nature Preserve is part of the North Alabama Birding Trail and sees both amateur and seasoned birders all year long. A total of 10 miles of trails makes it easier for visitors to experience nature up close. There are maps to the nature trails that make it easier for visitors to find all of the key birding areas. Fishing is also available in this park. A picnic area and restrooms make it easier for anyone to enjoy a full day here.
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