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 spring 2015. We hope you are able to help with our efforts. Thanks for your continued support!
On March 28, 2015, the formal opening of the Southside Park will be held at the new 50 acre park. The park is located right next to the Aldridge Creek Green Way, so it can be accessed by the trail that goes through south Huntsville. City and County officials will be in attendance for the opening. A large component of the new park consists of a 9 acre dog park. This will be followed very shortly by a disk (Frisbee) golf course and over time will include ball fields and many other park activities. The park is a joint effort of the Madison County Commission and the City of Huntsville.
Huntsville South will be hosting a lot of activity centered around the dog park that
day. One of the highlights will be a costume pet parade with awards given to the first 3 places as selected by the judges. There will be demonstrations of dogs from organizations such as HEMSI search and rescue, police drug sniffing dogs, talent and agility demonstrations, and other activities that will be of interest to the public and foster attendance. In addition, the various rescue organizations will be provided with enough space to bring dogs and cats that are available for immediate adoption. This would include The Ark, GHHS, New Leash, SNAP, etc... Huntsville Animal Services will be encouraged to participate and offer adoption opportunities and such services as on site issuing of pet licenses. Veterinarians will be encouraged to attend and offer special services at the event. Vendors such as PetSmart, Pet Depot, Petco, Going to Dogs & Cats, Hollywood Feed, Paul Mitchell Pet Products and others will be invited as well. Booth space will be made available to other animal advocacy organizations such as Spay/Neuter Clinic, No Kill Huntsville, etc. Food trucks will be invited to attend in order to provide food and drink for the people in attendance.