North Huntsville plans new $20M amphitheater, urban park near Johnson Legacy Center

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Johnson Legacy Center in North Huntsville. Photo via City of Huntsville

A new amphitheater is in the works for North Huntsville. On Wednesday, July 7th, District 1 City Councilman Devyn Keith officially revealed the city’s plans to develop a $20 million amphitheater & urban park on a 17-acre plot next to the new Johnson Legacy Center. Keep reading for all the details.

A New Amphitheater & Urban Park Planned for North Huntsville

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A rendering of the urban park & amphitheater coming to North Huntsville. Rendering via Huntsville City Council; originally published by ABC WAAY31

Earlier this year, the Huntsville City Council approved a contract with Huntsville-based Bostick Landscape Architects to develop a new urban park next to the recently-opened Johnson Legacy Center (JLC). Although the JLC offers dozens of ways for locals to exercise—including indoor rock climbing, strength training equipment, group exercise classes and more—the center is currently lacking in outdoor amenities.

In order to add an outdoor experience to the area, the Huntsville City Council is planning to open a new urban park next to the JLC. Once complete, the urban park could include pavilions, children’s playgrounds areas for group events, farmer’s market space and a dedicated area for food trucks.

“This added green space development will truly anchor all we have hoped for when it comes to the Johnson Legacy Center. We want this space to be seen by all as a vital community center. The end result could make this a neighborhood where residents will want live, play, raise their families and build their homes.”

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle

Furthermore, the Huntsville City Council is planning to open an outdoor amphitheater as part of the development. The amphitheater will be located across the street from the Johnson Legacy Center, in an area that is currently a parking lot.

Since the area is primarily residential, concerts held at the amphitheater will likely be during the day and early evening. If you’re looking for a late-night venue, be sure to check out the new $40M Huntsville Amphitheater when it opens in 2022!

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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