Has Big Spring ever been open for paddle boats and kayaks? Having a limited number of each and requiring reservations would control the traffic. Charging a rental fee would help with cost. It would bring more people out to enjoy the park through the warmer months. Vendors with small wheeled carts selling ice cream, lemonade, pretzels and such would also be nice to have. Makes me think of a Seurat painting. Minus the ...more »
If the Norwegian Lighthouse and Bell formerly at the Big Spring Park is still available, install them at Ditto Landing. Outfit both with hidden solar panels to provide the power to operate them. This will allow a nice historical item to be shared with the citizens and, next to the river could provide a special guidance marker. Installed by 2019 it could be a special "time" marker, marking the Bicentennial Year of ...more »
I have had several requests from friends regarding the recent renovation of Big Spring Park downtown. All of them want the islands put back into the park, for a variety of reasons. It gives the birds a home, where they can be safe away from human populations when they want. Also, it makes the park more interesting, beautiful, and enjoyable.
There are only two easily accessible public playgrounds over the mountain, Hays Nature Preserve and the weirdly fenced off playground at the ball fields. While preschoolers can have fun, neither of these parks are perfectly suitable for infants or toddlers (no bucket swings at either, no shade at Cove Park). The elementary school playgrounds are limited access and have no restrooms. We should develop another good size ...more »
4 reasons why we need an amusement park:
1) Fun for us awesome people that live in this area/state
2) Give everybody another sweet reason to be here...instead of people always visiting Nash/Atl/Birm/Chat...bring the fun here.
3) It's free publicity for the area... Which brings it to my final point...
4) Tourism = money
Jones Park on Four Mile Post Rd is a popular multi-generation area. From toddlers learning to trike to elderly walking their dogs, it is a wonderful little area that promotes community. With just a few enhancements, it could be great. There is fencing at the entrance that has been lying on the ground for months. The landscaping could be improved a bit and be better maintained. Just a few extra touches are needed to ...more »
1) One centralized clock tower on each side of the park (east and west). Yes, most of us have cell phones but some children/runners/elderly do not, plus it would be aesthetically pleasing. 2) Either do some type of filtration for all of the water fountains to make it potable (with signage stating it is safe to drink) or do away with them entirely. Paint is peeling and if they are unusable, why keep them? 3) Pipe ...more »
Keep our current baseball stadium and update stadium to current city codes. Our new stadium will be state of the art design and family friendly. Remember when COH baseball season opens our children of Huntsvile will have a wonderful location and faculties in which to start their season out with Opening day festivities. Our stadium will be equipped with features to transform the field into an open arena for music, ...more »
I love the dog park. I would like to see some enhancements such as an obstacle course and climbing equipment for the dogs and a shaded social area for the dog owners. I also think a doggie swimming pool would be so much fun for them if the city could work around liability issues. Check out the following link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152241738412582
What do we love in the South? College Football!! Why not integrate this into the many activities going on at Big Spring Park? I believe this could be a great community event. We could do a setup similar to the Movies In The Park on a big screen for night games, have food trucks, and (if permitted by the city) beverages for sale by local craft beer breweries such as Straight To Ale, Brew Stooges, etc. It would be ...more »
With all the federal protected land around the river why not build a zoo or an aquarium. Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, and Chattanooga all have zoos, Aquariums or both. Instead of Huntsville spending 40 million on a new baseball stadium, why not build a nice family zoo.
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I know many folks won't care if we ever see baseball again in this town. But I am NOT one of them. I feel I need to tell Huntsville what the Stars have meant to me and how sad I am that something could not be worked out with the city. Like many youngsters in Huntsville, my youth was filled with going to a Stars game. Unlike most kids, my view was usually from the press box. Both of my parents covered the Stars and my ...more »