Parks & Leisure

Thank you for visiting the City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department website!  Will you please take a moment to complete the attached survey for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Neighborhood Recreation Center?  We want to know what renovations citizens would like to see for this community building.  Thank you in advance for your time!

Survey for MLK Building


***The City of Huntsville wants you know that we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the public's safety during this COVID-19 Pandemic. We want to thank everyone for their patience as we move forward during this time.

Please practice social distancing by remaining six (6) feet away from other patrons at the parks/pool/splashpad/courts that are not in your immediate group. ***


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.

Parks and Leisure Department Divisions:
Maintenance services extend to the following facility types:
  • Aquatic Center
  • Building Maintenance
  • Cemetery
  • Library
  • Parks Maintenance
  • Recreation Services