ATTENTION JACKSON RESIDENTS: Mayor Lumumba has issued a STAY AT HOME ORDER for the City of Jackson to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which will take effect Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12:00 am. As a precaution, City Hall and all non-essential city government offices, including our Senior Community Centers and Early Childhood Development Centers will be closed until April 17, 2020. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are strictly prohibited. Restaurants may only operate as take-out, drive-through, or delivery service only. Please continue to exercise proper hygiene and social distancing. Information for more resources may be found here.

FAQ Topic: Culture & Recreation

Can I reserve a park pavilion?

Yes! To reserve a park pavilion, complete and submit the User Provisions for City Parks Application & Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement with payment to the Department of Parks & Recreation located at 1000 Metrocenter Mall, Suite 104. Call 601-960-0471 if you have any questions.

Who can join the Mayor’s Youth Council?

Students in grades 10-12 who reside in the City of Jackson may participate in the program. The Mayor’s Youth Council is made up of 25-30 students, with a minimum of two students from each JPS high school. Applicants from private and parochial schools will be considered if the student lives in the City of Jackson. … Continued

What does the Parks & Recreation Department do?

The Parks and Recreation Department enhances 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.

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