John Hunt Park Rec Center to include pickleball courts + 4 new gymnasiums

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The City of Huntsville is moving forward with plans to build a new recreation center at John Hunt Park. During Thursday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting, plans were revealed for the project that include amenities like pickleball courts, new gymnasiums and more.

Check out the plans for this new rec center below:

Here’s what’s happening at John Hunt Park

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The new 53,000-square-foot recreation center at 3035 Leeman Ferry Road (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

The Huntsville City Council voted Thursday to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with William M. Boehme & Associates for architectural and engineering services for the design of the planned recreation center.

The 53,000-square-foot center at 3035 Leeman Ferry Road will include:

  • 4 full-size gymnasiums
  • Meeting rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Office space
  • Outdoor pickleball courts
  • A new lighted parking lot
  • Fitness center

Total cost of architectural services for the recreation center project is a little more than $800,000. The anticipated final completion date for the project is spring 2024.

What else is new at John Hunt Park

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The Raymond W. Jones Community Center will replace the former Armory facility. (City of Huntsville)

The new rec center is not the only new project slated for John Hunt Park. As we mentioned over the summer, the City approved a contract to build the Raymond W. Jones Community Center at a former National Guard armory at the park.

Located near the Steve Hettinger Drive entrance on the east side of John Hunt Park, the center will provide more recreational offerings for Huntsville’s senior population, including those with Parkinson’s disease.

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Michael Seale
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