Certain areas in the City of Jackson have been placed under a MANDATORY EVACUATION due to the risk of SEVERE FLOODING. With the Pearl River expected to crest at 38 feet on SUNDAY, February 16, 2020, citizens living in low-lying areas are urged to leave their homes no later than SATURDAY, February 15, 2020. Long term shelter has been made available at the Jackson Police Training Academy (3000 St. Charles Street, Jackson, MS 39209). Residents are advised to keep an emergency supply kit on hand. View this interactive map for impacted areas. EXTENDED: Sandbags are available for PICK UP ONLY Saturday from 8:00 - 2:00 at 4225 Michael Avalon Street, Jackson, MS 39213. For more information on how to prepare click here. Se habla espanol, marcar aqui. PLEASE NOTE: All City offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020, in observance of Presidents Day. 

FAQ Topic: Culture & Recreation

Can I reserve a park pavilion?

Park pavilions are on a first come first serve basis; however, if someone call to inquire about using a pavilion, the date is recorded to prevent conflicts, but the user is informed that it’s on a first come first serve. No fee is collected. For more information, please call 601-960-0471.

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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