Of the many things Huntsville has to offer, perhaps the most overlooked is the opportunity for time outdoors. In this installment of things to do in Huntsville, Alabama, I’m not really talking what I might call “extreme” outdoors like hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, and so on. Monte Sane State Park and our various water ways are great for those activities, but I’m talking “outdoors” in the context of just getting out of the house and enjoying the weather. The relaxing type of outdoor activities.
With that being said, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite parks – Creekwood Park. As you’ll see in the video, there are two ways to get to Creekwood Park. The main entrance is in the Creekwood Subdivision which is on Slaughter Road. The other way is via the greenway. You can get to the greenway on Old Madison Pike, between Slaughter Road and Research Park. Keep in mind if you decide to walk the greenway it’s about two miles to get to Creekwood Park.
Creekwood Park has several activities that make it a fun place for families. A pretty large playground is a plus for anyone with kids, not to mention lots of grassy land to play on whether you’re throwing a frisbee or going on a picnic. There’s also a nice disc golf course for you avid disc golfers out there. And if you’re into wheels – in this case the rollerblade, skateboard, bicycle type of wheels – the greenway is perfect for you.
As you see in the video, Creekwood Park is home to my favorite dog park in Huntsville. The video highlights the dog park so there isn’t much need for words here. But, in order to clarify what may be hard to tell in the video, the dog park consists of two large areas to unleash your dog. The left side is for large breeds of 25 pounds or more and the right side is for small breeds under 25 pounds. Each side is about 80 to 100 yards long. It’s a huge area for dogs to run around and burn the energy most backyards limit. And, on those really hot days, take your dog over to the right of the dog park behind the nearest disc golf hole and you’ll find the creek. If your dog likes water, it will love pouncing around over there. You can usually expect a decent crowd, especially on the weekend, which is great if you’re into socializing your dog. Hope you enjoy all that Creekwood Park has to offer!