Thank you to our spring baseball, softball and tee ball program participants, families and volunteers that have patiently waited while we have been navigating COVID-19 information and guidelines. Over the past few weeks, we did not want to prematurely cancel any programs and have remained hopeful that we would be able to postpone our season with a later than usual start. To ensure the health and safety of all participants, spectators, and SMPA Team Members, we are aligning with 90%+ of ARPA affiliates statewide and cancelling the Spring softball, baseball and tee ball season. Our excellent user-experience standard could not be met, and again we want to ensure the health & safety of the community. We appreciate your support and understanding during this unprecedented time. We are so excited to offer a full slate of youth recreational programming in the Fall, including Fall Baseball and Softball leagues. See you in few months at our beautiful new park!

In regards to registration fees for these programs, you may request a full refund or a SMPA youth sports programming credit beginning at noon on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 through Sunday, June 7th, 2020 on our RecDesk site at You will be required to fill out a refund or credit request for each participant. Choose programs, refunds or credit and then choose Spring Sports Refund Request 2020 or Spring Sports Credit Request 2020. There will be no in-person refunds or credit requests available. Refunds will be processed as quickly as possible. It is our goal that all refund requests will be completed within 30 days after the June 7th deadline. Those not requesting a refund or credit via RecDesk by the June 7th deadline will receive a credit for future youth sports programming at SMPA.

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Hampton by Hilton Heads to Albertville

Post Date:03/23/2020

The City of Albertville has landed another name-brand hotel.

In partnership with developer Clear Properties, LLC, the city has added a Hampton by Hilton to its ever-growing list of new developments.

The former Asia Garden Restaurant site will now be home to a new, four-storied hotel, according to a representative of Clear Properties. The representative said it would have 84 rooms, with king and double queen bedrooms. Also, the hotel’s amenities would include a meeting space, fitness room, swimming pool and the newest Hampton Inn version of exterior design.

Construction should begin approximately in February, and the representative said the estimated date of completion would be December 2020.

“The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast with healthful options and On the Run breakfast bags,” the representative said. “Hampton by Hilton Team Members are committed to delivering exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits.”

Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea said the city is glad to welcome the well-known hotel brand.

"The city is very excited with the opportunity to have a Hilton-flagged hotel such as the Hampton Inn locate in Albertville,” Honea said. “We firmly believe a hotel of this caliber and reputation will help support the needs of the Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater in addition to being a hospitality and lodging choice for the numerous industries within our city and area."