Fundraising for New Park Benches
Huntsville South is currently raising funds to help with the purchase of park benches for the new park off of Chaney Thompson Road. The park will be a multi-use facility consisting of ball fields, a dog park, disk golf and a lot of other amenities for south Huntsville residents. We look forward to the opening of the park in summer 2014. We hope you are able to help with our efforts. Thanks for your continued support!
Update on new South Huntsville Park - July 25
Below is information we have received from Councilman John Olshefski and County Commissioner Phil Riddick regarding the new park in South Huntsville:
The bid was awarded sometime back in the first part of the year to the contractor (January – I think). There was some delay in getting started due to weather and all the rain. Our understanding is that the utilities (water and electrical) and sewer are in place. Fire hydrants have been installed. Street lights are being installed. The foundation for the main pavilion has been poured and they should soon, or are now laying block at the pavilion. We understand sidewalk construction should begin very soon, if not already. Once the sidewalks are in, the playground equipment should be installed.
A lot of work remains to be done, like fencing, curb and gutter for the entrance road and paving of the entrance road, and clearing and cleaning of some of the area. But we are much closer than we were in January. I believe the city and county are hoping to open the park by September, but I would guess it will be into the early 4th quarter of this year before the dog park portion of the park is open to the public.