2 sports + recreation projects approved by Huntsville Council

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One of the sports and recreation projects approved last week was Phase Three of the Sandra Moon Community Complex. (City of Huntsville)

The Huntsville City Council last week approved two recreation projects that will bring new recreation and sporting venues to the city. A sports complex at Hays Farm was approved, along with another phase of construction at Sandra Moon Community Complex.

Here’s what to know:

Sandra Moon Community Complex

Sandra Moon Community
Work is expected to be complete on the new addition to the Sandra Moon complex in fall 2023. (City of Huntsville)

The City of Huntsville awarded a $3,381,700 contract to Lambert Contracting LLC to complete Phase Three of the Sandra Moon Community Complex on Bailey Cove Road.

The construction contract for these sports and recreation projects include a new playground, public areas, sidewalks, lawn, landscaping, pedestrian lighting, irrigation system and storm drainage facilities.

“This phase focuses on the landscaping, decorative lighting and walkability components of this community amenity, but the exciting component is the new playground. This beautiful new play space for children is in partnership with Madison County District 4 Commissioner Phil Riddick, who contributed $180,000 toward this effort.”

John Hamilton, City Administrator

Work is expected to finish in fall 2023. The final phase of work to be performed at the Sandra Moon Community Complex will include renovations to the performing arts and recreation spaces inside the former school building.

Hays Farm Sports Park

Hays Farm Sports Park
Two new sports fields are coming to Hays Farm Sports Park, one of the much-anticipated recreation projects in the city. (City of Huntsville)

The city also approved a $2.4 million contract with Chorba Contracting Corporation to build two new sports fields for the Hays Farm Sports Park.

The contract includes two regulation-size multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse and other activities. The lighted turf fields will be supported by a restroom pavilion, 120 lighted parking spaces, perimeter fencing, landscaping and irrigation.

“We’re excited about this addition to our recreation programming because of increased demand for Ultimate Frisbee and other field sports. We also look forward to collaborating with the school system to help provide practice options for Grissom’s junior varsity and varsity soccer teams.”

James Gossett, Director of Parks & Recreation

The nine-acre sports park will be located on the west side of Haysland Road across from Grissom High School. It is designed to tie into the greenway running along Haysland and will also be accessible through a tunnel from the eastern side of the road. The park is expected to open in spring 2024.

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Michael Seale
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