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Parks and Recreation Special Events


2021 Mind, Body and Soul Virtual Race

MBS race

The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation will host our 5K, 1 Mile run/walk and Youth Fun Run race virtual this year. Runners and walkers can complete their race on or before September 6- October 2, 2021 anywhere in the world. All results will be uploaded to the RunKeeper app. Last day to register and upload race results is on October 2, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.



  1. 5K (3.1 miles) Race: $20.00 + processing fee
  2. 1 Mile Race $15.00 + processing fee
  3. Youth Fun Run (12 years old and under): FREE

Click the link below for online registration:


What is included?

Each participant will receive a digital race bib. The 1st 100 people to register will receive a custom finishers medal and race t-shirt.


How do I submit my finish time?

Once you register, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to submit your finish time using the RunKeeper app. Submit finish times on or before October 2, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.

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You can screenshot your running time. Please use the special hashtag #COJ2021MBS to post your finishers photo on Instagram (if your profile is private we will not be able to view your photos), you can also post photos to our Facebook timeline, or email us your finishers photos at

FaceBook: City of Jackson,MS-Department of Parks and Recreation

Instagram: coj_parks_recreation

For more information, please contact us at 601-960-0471




2021 Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat


The Department of Parks and Recreation is set to host our annual Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat event set for Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. while supplies last.

The event will take place at the V.A. Legion Softball Complex parking lot located at 4500 Officer Thomas Catchings, Sr. Drive Jackson, MS 39209.

FREE Admission

This is a Drive-Thru event. Patrons must remain in the vehicle at all times. Children must be present to receive treats. Customers are welcomed!

For more information, please contact us at 601-960-0471



2022 Movies in the Park Series

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces its 5th Annual Drive-In Movies in the Park Series. Jacksonians are invited to come out and enjoy a night under the stars, featuring a movie shown on a digital Jumbo-Tron outdoor movie screen. Friday nights are for family-themed movies; Saturday nights will feature adult-themed movies. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle, CASH ONLY. No grills or glass containers are permitted.

In an effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced. Parking is limited. Everyone must remain in or near their vehicles and wear a face covering at all times. Please see the times and dates below:

Up-coming movie dates, locations and movie listings will be posted soon.






2022 Easter Egg Hunt

  • Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Location: V A Legion Softball Complex, 4500 Officer Thomas Catchings Sr. Drive, Jackson, MS 39209
  • Event Time: Line-up starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Event Fee: Free
  • Children: Ages 10 years old and under






2022 Fireworks Extravaganza

  • Date: TBA
  • Location: TBA
  • Event Time: TBA
  • Event Fee: TBA

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