Parks & Leisure


***The City of Huntsville wants you know that we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the public's safety by canceling city events that we are hosting. 

Beginning March 18, we will be canceling all youth leagues' games and practices that take place in the parks or at the Aquatic Center for eight (8) weeks.   

We are not closing parks, but encourage the public to adhere to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) recommendation of not hosting a gathering of more than 10 people when it comes to parties at the park.

We will also be canceling 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.***


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