Parks & Leisure


***The City of Huntsville wants you know that we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the public's safety during this COVID-19 Pandemic.

On Friday, May 1, the Parks and Leisure Department opened up playmodules and restrooms at city parks.  Please continue to practice social distancing by remaining six (6) feet away from other patrons of the park that are not in your immediate group.  The workout station located in Eastham-Thomason Park has also reopened.

The volleyball and basketball courts are also open to the public with a maximum of four (4) participants per court.  Please respect the presence of other individuals on the courts and continue to practice social distancing.

All adult and youth organized sports remain postponed until further notice. 

We have also canceled all rentals through May 15 at City facilities (Library, Aquatic Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, Gazebo and Field Rentals).  We apologize for any inconvience and will give refunds to those who have already paid.***

We thank everyone for their patience during this time.


The purpose of Parks Maintenance is to provide quality maintenance of City-owned parks, cemeteries, and recreational facilities to citizens and visitors so they can enjoy and safely utilize park facilities.


Parks Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the City parks, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, football fields, and other recreation-related facilities, such as the Aquatic Center and the Martin Luther King Center, and the Oakwood Cemetery.


Major City-owned parks include Eastham-Thomason Park, Kate Barr Ross Park and Emancipation Park. Other pocket or neighborhood parks are scattered throughout the City.


Parks Maintenance also provides grounds keeping services at City facilities such as City Hall, the City Service Center, the Huntsville Police Department, and the Huntsville Public Library.


Maintenance services extend to the following facility types:
  • Aquatic Center
  • Building Maintenance
  • Cemetery
  • City Parks
  • Library
  • Recreation Services