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John Hunt Park Children’s Space Renovations Move Forward

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – City officials said construction crews will be working on part of John Hunt Park over the next year.

A $6.8 million construction contract was approved at the Huntsville City Council meeting Thursday night. Miller & Miller, Inc. will be the general contractor for Phase II of the children’s space at John Hunt Park.

The agreement includes:

  • New equipment and playground surfaces
  • New park entrance and signage
  • Toilet renovations
  • An enlarged car park
  • New car park signage
  • decorative fence

This expansion will work around the planned Huntsville skatepark, which is expected to be built between the children’s area and the soccer fields.

The Kids’ Space playground will remain at its current location in the park, bordered on the west by Old Airport Road, on the south by Airport Road and on the east by the location of Memorial Parkway Edgar. At Thursday’s meeting, city administrator John Hamilton said the footprint of the children’s space was actually going to expand.

Construction of Phase II is expected to begin in May and will last approximately 14 months. Hamilton told City Council that the new playground equipment will be ADA-accessible and provide space for children of all abilities to play together, as well as features that nod to the geography of the city, past, present and future.


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