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Opening of new park in North Huntsville celebrates past, present and future

By STAFF REPORTS

HUNTSVILLE – Legacy Park will officially open to the public at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 with a community celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The $4.6 million park completes the reimagining of the former J.O. Johnson High School campus. Located adjacent to Johnson Legacy Center, it offers the community a large green space, modern playground, plaza, and two pavilions, including an entertainment pavilion with terraced seating.

Legacy Park is also home to the City’s second National Fitness Campaign (NFC) Fitness Court® public art installation. The first opened at John Hunt Park last year. The Legacy Park fitness court was developed in partnership with the City of Huntsville, Arts Huntsville, NFC, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

During the ribbon-cutting event, hear from Mayor Tommy Battle, Parks and Recreation Director James Gossett, District 1 Council Representative Devyn Keith, Arts Huntsville Executive Director Allison-Dillon-Jauken, representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and more.

Immediately following the ribbon cutting, there will be a community celebration with free ice cream, hot dogs, music, games, and a performance by the Jemison High School Pep Band.

WHO: Mayor Tommy Battle; Parks and Recreation Director James Gossett; District 1 Council Representative Devyn Keith; Arts Huntsville Executive Director Allison-Dillon-Jauken; Jamal FRESKO Turner, artist; and representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

WHAT: Legacy Park ribbon-cutting and community celebration

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 3-5 p.m.

WHERE: Legacy Park, 1Cecil Fain Drive North, 35810

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