The amazing thing about Downtown Huntsville is that, in addition to great downtown spaces, businesses, and events, you're only five minutes away from over 30 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. Whether you live, work, or play in Downtown, these outdoor spaces are right in our backyard.
Mountains & Nature
The Land Trust of North Alabama offers several unique options adjacent to downtown:
• Historic Three Caves
• Monte Sano Nature Preserve
• Wildflower Trail
Monte Sano State Park offers hiking, biking, and camping (including their historic rustic cabins) within minutes of downtown. Visit alapark.com/montesano.
Within the core of Downtown, you’ll also find other exciting exercise options:
Downtown Huntsville BlueBikes
With over 40 bikes at 8 stations and very affordable pricing, exploring Downtown has never been easier! Find more details here.
Healthy Huntsville offers special exercise events in Downtown’s Big Spring Park. For more information, visit huntsvilleal.gov/healthyhuntsville.
You can also find distance-defined walking, jogging, and biking trails through Downtown by clicking here.
Downtown Express YMCA ymcahuntsville.org
Healing Arts Center healingartshuntsville.com
Huntsville Hospital Wellness Center huntsvillehospital.org/services/wellness
Iron Tribe Fitness irontribefitness.com/locations/huntsville
The Fitgerald thefitzpilates.com
Twickenham Studio twickenhamstudio.biz
Yoga Gypsy Fitness facebook.com/yogagypsyfitness
Parks & Greenways
Bicentennial Park and Sidewalk Splash Pad
A great place to get wet and dodge water spouts, this park and sidewalk oasis is a great free place to take the kids or act like a kid and cool off on hot days. Adjacent to the Early Works Museum, this pocket park has a covered arbor, beautiful landscaping and a variety of sitting areas.
Big Spring International Park
The crown jewel of downtown centered around a spring-fed lagoon fed by the same spring that John Hunt used when he settled among the native American Indians in 1805. Big Springs Grotto is a must-see in Downtown Huntsville.
Breast Cancer Reflecting Memorial Park
Located near the southwest corner of Meridian Street and Cleveland Street.
Bud Cramer Park
Located east side of Meridian Street, south of National Children’s Advocacy Center.
Located on Cleveland Street on the north end of downtown near the interstate and adjacent to the Skateboard Park. The open area is fenced and approximately the size of 2 football fields. It is partially covered by the interstate providing a mix of sunny and shady areas for your dog to run and play off-leash. The park features benches for your enjoyment and a gazebo.
Maple Hill Cemetery
Located just east of downtown and boasting the largest Civil War veterans.
Located on Cleveland Street on the north end of downtown near the interstate and adjacent to the Dog Park, this concrete park is a great place for skateboarders to hone their skills.
Veterans Memorial Park
The Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial is conveniently located with easy access from downtown Huntsville and from I-565. There is parking along Monroe Street for easy accessibility.