Parks & Recreation

Dr. Clemon Terrell, Director

Dr. Clemon Terrell, Director

The mission of the Hattiesburg Parks & Recreation Department is to "enhance the lives of all citizens by providing quality programs that promote physical fitness, social interaction, and cultural enrichment." The City of Hattiesburg's Parks & Recreation Department manages and maintains the public parks, community centers, sports fields, cemeteries and other recreational facilities.

The Parks and Recreation Department manages and maintains the public parks, community centers, sports fields, cemeteries and other recreational facilities. The common goal within this department is to enhance the quality of life of its citizens of Hattiesburg by providing recreational activities, beautiful parks, user friendly facilities, attractive community centers in safe, enjoyable environments.

The Parks and Recreation Department provides league play, camps, clinics and tournaments in several competitive sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and tennis. Hattiesburg has sport complexes that host local, state and regional games in many different sports.

For more information on the city’s parks please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 601.545.4624.

Programs, Activities, & Events
Programs, Activities, & Events

Programs, Activities, & Events

The City of Hattiesburg has many activities and facilities for enjoyment its citizens and visitors. Whether you are into softball or tennis, bridge or ballroom dancing, the City of Hattiesburg Parks & Recreation Department has a wide range of programs for all ages.
Community Centers
Community Centers

Community Centers

The Cultural Affairs Division manages and maintains the city's community centers, recreation centers and the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility. The Cultural Affairs staff provides assistance and coordination of an average of 2,300 events annually, including conferences, city meetings, weddings, reunions and various live performances.
Senior Center
Senior Center

Senior Center

The City of Hattiesburg's Senior Center is a new addition to the wonderful services we offer here in the Hub City! Our building, the W. U. Bill Sigler Building, has been updated and remodeled to accommodate all types of meetings, classes and special events for seniors in our area.
Parks and Facilities
Parks and Facilities

Parks and Facilities

The City of Hattiesburg has 29 parks, walking tracks and recreational facilities it maintains for the use and enjoyment by all citizens and visitors to Hattiesburg. These park areas are a place where residents can go to relax, exercise and have quality family fun. Many of the city parks offer gazebos for picnics and special events, playgrounds, walking tracks and ball fields.
Cemeteries
Cemeteries

Cemeteries

The City of Hattiesburg operates and maintains six City owned cemeteries with the main office located at Highland Cemetery. The Cemetery Division of Parks & Recreation is responsible for the administration, record keeping, sale of grave spaces, opening and closing of graves, as well as the care and maintenance of grounds and landscaped areas within the cemeteries.
Urban Forestry
Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry

The City of Hattiesburg’s Urban Forestry Division is responsible for the care and management of the trees on city properties and rights of way. The urban forestry division’s mission is to create and maintain a safe and healthy urban forest that is an asset to the community.
Gordon's Creek Park
Conceptual Development Plan

Gordon's Creek Park

Conceptual Development Plan
 East Hardy Park
Conceptual Master Plan

East Hardy Park

Conceptual Master Plan
 East Hardy Park
Conceptual Master Plan

East Hardy Park

Conceptual Master Plan

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