Grand Opening of Southside Park
south Chaney Thompson Road. Well, there is big news. 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.
So put March 28th on your calendar and plan on a fun day at the new park for the
whole family. Stay tuned, because more details will follow as they develop.