Get moving at Huntsville’s new Legacy Park and Fitness Court


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Grand opening of Legacy Park. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Looking to get out of the house? Check out the newest park in town located in North Huntsville. The surrounding neighborhood and City of Huntsville celebrated big with a ribbon cutting community party on June 28 to officially open Legacy Park.

Keep reading to find out about all amenities found in the park including the City’s second National Fitness Campaign (NFC) Fitness Court sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

Leaving a legacy

Legacy Park was designed with a purpose of getting people outdoors and having fun while doing so. Bostick Landscape Architects designed the park to be more than an urban green space, but an attractive park to all people and activities. The park has amenities that allow for hours of active fun in the sun, including:

  • two pavilions
  • large modern playground
  • plaza
  • walking trails
  • 132-space parking lot

“Legacy Park was designed with the community in mind. We can see multiple generations using this space for years to come. Whether it’s an afternoon at the playground, an after-dinner walk or a get-together with family and friends, Legacy Park is a place where memories will be made.”

James Gossett, Parks and Recreation Director, City of Huntsville

Lacey Spear, Hville Blast Senior Content Producer, attended the grand opening and loved seeing families and friends enjoying the new park together.

“The park was packed with people enjoying games, food and fun together. I can already tell that Legacy Park will provide a unique sense of community in the Huntsville area.”

Lacey Spear, Senior Content Producer, Hville Blast

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Complete a full-body workout in just 7 minutes

The NFC Fitness Court is a work of art, literally! The court pops with vibrant artwork by Jamal Turner, a Huntsville local who is an illustrator passionate about graphic design. Legacy Park’s Fitness Court was developed in partnership with the City of Huntsville, Arts Huntsville, NFC and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

This is the City’s second National Fitness Campaign (NFC) Fitness Court public art installation. The innovative circuit training court provides individuals with a full-body workout in just seven minutes. You can find Huntsville’s first Fitness Court at John Hunt Park.

“We continue to focus on providing Alabamians access to the resources they need so they can live the healthiest lives possible. It is our hope that this dynamic platform will provide City of Huntsville residents and the community an innovative avenue to get healthier.”

Sophie Martin, Director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

During the grand opening, Lacey could sense the excitement in the air as people got a chance to use the new fitness court for the first time.

“The fitness court was packed with people excited to use the beautiful new equipment and get in shape. I think people in the Huntsville area will find true value out of this new facility.”

Lacey Spear, Senior Content Producer, Hville Blast

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The fitness court provides people with the opportunity to rotate through seven zones for everyday health, including:

  • Core
  • Squat
  • Push
  • Lunge
  • Pull
  • Agility
  • Bend

“We are proud to continue our mission of getting people moving outdoors, supporting public art and helping communities combat the fiscal and humanitarian costs of inactivity.”

Mitch Menaged, founder of NFC

“Now people in the Huntsville area have an expertly-designed place where they can go to find community and stay healthy.”

Lacey Spear, Senior Content Producer, Hville Blast

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Sponsored by:

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