Parks and Trails are Good for Everyone


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Huntington is home to some beautiful parks and a growing network of trails. Thanks to strong public support and effective planning, the city has maintained its public spaces and laid the groundwork for some major improvements.

  • The Memorial Park Veterans Memorial will be a dramatic, fitting, and inspiring tribute to Huntington County veterans when it is expanded and relocated to a beautiful new site along West Park Drive next to the Sunken Gardens.  It will feature a refurbished T-33 airplane and Sherman Tank as well as flags representing all branches of the armed forces of the United States.  A special Purple Heart Memorial is being planned as well by a group of area citizens to honor those killed or injured in our nation’s service.  Various bronze plaques will honor various groups of veterans from Huntington who served.
  • The Memorial Park Court Sports Complex will include two new basketball courts, three new tennis courts and three new pickleball courts.  We’ll also complete a major rehab of our well-used and well-worn horseshoe pits.
  • Our new Rotary Centennial Park will be located at the intersection of Park Drive and Jefferson Street at the north entrance to downtown.  This gateway park will provide for a beautiful entrance to our downtown.  Features will include a large, ornate four-sided clock, flag feature, fountain, greenspace,  seating, and parking.  We are very grateful to the Huntington Rotary Club for committing $120K in private support of this beautification effort.
  • Extensive upgrades and refurbishing were completed at the historic Memorial Park on 2013.
  • The historic pavilion at Laurie Park was refurbished in 2014.
  • The pavilion at Yeoman Park was rehabilitated in early 2015.
  • The iconic pavilion at Elmwood Park will be refurbished in May 2015.
  • Between 8 and 9 miles of trails soon will be available for residents’ enjoyment.
  • A first ever “community build” playground will be constructed by volunteers at General Slack Park on Saturday, May 2, at 8:00 am.  Come make history and join the fun!

Parks and trails are good for everyone! Take your family outside this spring and enjoy some of the beautiful green spaces that make Huntington a great place to live and work.

 

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