Effective June 30, 2020: Per the Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order, individuals in the City of Jackson are required to wear a face covering in public. Business owners must require all parties (employees, patrons, etc.) to wear a face covering. Businesses found in violation will be shutdown for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

Pete Brown Golf Facility

Parks & Recreation Department

Jackie Spears
Secretary

Department of Parks & Recreation
1000 Metrocenter Mall, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39209
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Mission

The mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation is to enhance the physical and recreational needs of the public by enhancing the quality of life of our patrons and promoting positive, recreational programming through coaching, teaching, mentoring, preserving, protecting, and enhancing its park lands and public green space.

Fun Facts
Did you know that approximately 2,300 acres of land in the City of Jackson are composed of our 57 city parks and facilities? The areas include: playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts, picnic grounds, and jogging and walking paths. In addition, our special facilities include: community centers, which are available for public use; Smith Wills Stadium; Mynelle Gardens, which is the city’s botanical gardens; and the Jackson Zoo. We always set the safety of our patrons as top priority, so all properties are patrolled by the City of Jackson Police Department.

The City of Jackson also offers a wide variety of recreational programs. Our Athletics Division offers youth and adults softball, flag football, basketball and baseball leagues. In addition, our division offers swimming, golfing, and tennis lessons. Citizens can also enjoy our exciting neighborhood festivals, after school programs, and special events.

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