Outside pickleball courts, different facilities coming to John Hunt Park Recreation Middle

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Published on October 28, 2022

The City of Huntsville is moving forward with plans to build a new recreation center at John Hunt Park.

During its regular Thursday night session, the city council voted 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 proposed John Hunt Park Recreation Center.

The 53,000-square-foot center at 3035 Leeman Ferry Road will include four full-size gymnasiums, meeting rooms, restrooms, office space, outdoor pickleball courts, a new lighted parking lot, fitness center and more. The expected final completion date for the project is Spring 2024.

The total cost of the architectural services for the John Hunt Park Recreation Center is $801,978.50. Click here to view the Council Resolution.

In July, the city approved a contract to build the Raymond W. Jones Community Center in a former National Guard armory in John Hunt Park. Located near the Steve Hettinger Drive entrance on the east side of John Hunt Park, the center will provide more recreational opportunities for Huntsville’s older population, including those with Parkinson’s disease.