Reviewed by: Emily Phillips
As summer starts to wind down and cooler temperatures are approaching, we’re looking forward to throwing out our picnic blankets and enjoying Huntsville’s fall weather. To make sure you’re ready to enjoy it with us, we’ve lined up seven unique picnicking spots that you may have passed by—three downtown and four parks so you can picnic Huntsville-style this fall.
1. Washington Park
Nestled among shops and restaurants, there’s a cute little spot with a patch of grass, eclectic seating, and a little tree. It’s almost like it’s from a storybook, but it’s downtown! Rumor has it there’s also a kindness rock garden…how cute is that?
2. Constitution Hall Park
To step back in time while you picnic, visit Downtown’s Constitution Hall Park. If you thought that Constitution Village was just a row of old houses—think again! There’s a beautiful area in the middle with green grass, flowers, and a covered spots. Bring your own food and drinks, or stop by one of the nearby restaurants or coffee shops for a perfectly Huntsville-ish picnic.
3. Huntsville Depot Museum
A wide open, green-grassy space in the middle of an old railroad depot-turned museum? Sounds like a dreamy picnic space to us. Plus, you’ll have plenty of photo ops—like a caboose and an adorable old restaurant.
4. Providence + Indian Creek Greenway
Right across from Mellow Mushroom in Providence is a wide open lawn that looks like it was made for relaxing and enjoying good company. The intimate yet urban atmosphere is a charming one for hosting a picnic. For a more natural surrounding, set up nearby at the Indian Creek Greenway. The treesy path provides plenty of spots for picnicking along the way—and the fall colors coming soon would be a beautiful background.
- Providence Address: Providence Main St NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
- Indian Creek Greenway Address: 46 Hillcrest Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
5. Hastings Park
Farther south, you’ll find a quaint little gem of a park near Drake Avenue and Whitesburg Drive. Perfect for pinicking with kids, Hastings Park has a playground and picnic tables surrounded by a fence—a picturesque setting, if you ask us.
6. Charles Stone Memorial Park
If you’re out farther east, you can find Charles Stone Memorial Park tucked away in the small town of Gurley. Right off Highway 72 East, this park has a new playground, streetlamps, benches, a walking path, and a grassy lawn in the middle. We think it’d be perfect for a picnic with kids or an evening picnic once the lamps come on.
- Address: 255 Walker St, Gurley, AL 35748
7. Knox Creek Park
We didn’t forget you, Madison! Near the new Clift Farm development, there’s a little park with a creek running nearby called Knox Creek Park. It’s got everything you need for an afternoon picnic—a little pavilion, a playground (if there’s kiddos involved), and treesy waterway.
Have a favorite spot to picnic in Huntsville? Sound off on social media—make sure to tag @hvilleblast and use the hashtag #hvilleblast.