Huntsville is a great place to be outdoors and enjoy the views. Between scenic trails, charming picnic spots and botanical treats, it’s no wonder that locals love to get out to the parks and trails during their down time. Monte San State Park is one of the most popular attractions but there are over 60 parks within the city. Here is a look at the parks and trails to check out throughout Huntsville.
Big Spring Park – 200 Church Street, Huntsville
Located in downtown, Big Spring Park is the perfect spot to find beautiful pavilions, kid space and a recreation center that can be reserved for your special event.
Dublin Memorial Park – 8324 Old Madison Pike, Madison
Right in the Huntsville area is the Dublin Memorial Park offering a ton of amenities. Basketball, soccer and tennis are enjoyed at this park. There is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a kiddie pool and walking trails. A disc golf course is available as well as a double court gymnasium for volleyball. Meeting rooms and a community playground are all fund at Dublin Memorial.
Aldridge Creek Greenway – 1100 Mountain Gap Road, Huntsville
In south Huntsville you’ll find the Aldridge Creek Greenway. This is the place to bring pets for dog walks on a leash. You can walk the trails, go jogging biking and rollerblading on this 4.19 mile trail.
Bicentennial Park/ Jane K. Lowe Children’s Fountain – 315 Fountain Circle, Huntsville
When you’re ready to cool off on a hot day, check out the Bicentennial Park/Jane K. Lowe Children’s Fountain featuring splash fountains open seasonally for the children to enjoy.
Hays Nature Preserve – 7153 Hwy 431 South, Huntsville
The Hays Nature Preserve and Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to find the largest and most undeveloped parklands. You’ll enjoy 10 miles of trails winding through swamps, sloughs, bottomlands and perfect for mountain biking or hiking. Horses are allowed on the northern trails and wildlife will be seen like birds, deer and rabbits.
Be sure to also check out Kids Space at Memorial Park & Airport Road, John Hunt Park in south Huntsville, Indian Creek Greenway, and the Tennessee River Greenway to get out in the outdoors for some recreation.