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Ben McNair Community Center
300 North 12th Avenue

Parks & Fields – Reservations and Maintenance

Cultural Affairs – Community Center Reservations

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The Cultural Affairs Division of Parks & Recreation 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.

Hattiesburg is home to many, many beautiful venues that fit any and all occasions. See information below regarding each of our facilities,

Located at 220 West Front Street, the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center is in the heart of downtown Hattiesburg. The community center has a 5,000 sq. ft. auditorium, a dining/meeting room, 2 conference rooms and a full-service kitchen, with serving room. The Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center is across the street from City Hall and is in walking distance to many of the downtown restaurants, entertainment spots and shopping opportunities.

  • Auditorium with fixed stage (approx. 5,000 sq. ft.) portable seating
  • Dining Room/Meeting Room (approx. 2,165 sq. ft.)
  • Two (2) Conference Rooms (approx. 564 sq. ft. each)
  • Full-Service Kitchen with Serving Room

Some events include: (1) Zeus Annual Coronation and Mardi Gras Ball (2) Annual Square and Round Dance Conference (3) MS Hattiesburg Pageant (4) Sacred Heart School Dinner Theater (5) Jr./Senior High School Proms (6) United Way Appreciation Banquet (7) HCLO Dinner Theater (8) Family & Class Reunions (9) Wedding & Receptions (10) Various Church and Community Functions.


  • Deposit – $100.00 per day
  • Auditorium – $25.00 per hour
  • Dining Room – $16.00 per hour (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
  • Dining Room – $25.00 per hour (After 5 p.m. and weekends)
  • Conference Rooms – $8.00 per hour (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
  • Conference Rooms – $15.00 per hour (After 5 p.m. and weekends)
  • Kitchen – $50.00 per day
  • Set-up Charge – $25.00

Formerly the old Hattiesburg Library, this Mississippi Landmark structure was built in 1930. It now provides a beautiful venue for many types of meetings and events. On the corner of North Main St and Jackson St, the Hattiesburg Cultural Center has a large second-floor meeting hall, art gallery and historic museum.  

Surrounded by Live Oaks, Crepe Myrtles and other plants native to the south, the Cultural Center’s landscape adds to the beauty of this historical Hattiesburg building.  

The Cultural Center is home to the Hattiesburg Arts Council and the Hattiesburg Historic Society and Museum. The 2nd and 3rd floors are available for rent by individuals and public.    

Some events include: (1) Weddings and Receptions (2) Banquets (3) Community Meetings (4) Art Workshops and Shows (4) Gallery Walks (5) Recitals. 


  • Deposit – $250.00 (Nights & Weekends)
  • Deposit – $150.00 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
  • Rental – $150.00 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
  • Rental – $250.00 (Nights & Weekends)

Capacity 250

Originally built in 1910 as the Hattiesburg Train Depot, this historic landmark now operates as the Hattiesburg Intermodal Center. Restored in 2006, the Intermodal Center is located at 308 Newman Street in the Newman-Buschman Historic District, the city’s oldest neighborhood. The 14,000-square foot Italian Renaissance building now hosts black-tie galas, weddings and town hall meetings.

  • Grand Hall Ball Room
  • Community Room

Some events include: (1) Weddings & Wedding Receptions (2) Art Exhibits (3)Concerts, (4)Banquets (5) City Meetings (6) Local & Community Organizations Meetings (7) High School Proms (8) Festival South & Arts Market

At 300 East 5th Street, the C. E. Roy Community Center is a user-friendly facility with many amenities. The East Hattiesburg location features a 3,500 sq. ft. auditorium, dance studio, 4 classrooms and a full-service kitchen. Many community events, family and class reunions are annual occasions at the center.

  • Auditorium with fixed stage (approx. 3,500 sq. ft.)
  • Four (4) Class rooms (approx. 564 sq. ft.)
  • Dance Studio (approx. 832 sq. ft.)
  • Full Service Kitchen

Some events include:  (1) Delta Sorority Mardi Gras Ball (2) Community And Church Functions (3) Community Meetings (4) Weddings & Receptions (5) High School Proms (6) Site for Recreation Department Summer Day Camp.


  • Deposit – $100.00 per day
  • Auditorium – $25.00 per hour
  • Dance Studio – $15.00 per hour
  • Class Rooms – $10.00 per hour (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
  • Class Rooms – $15.00 per hour (After 5 p.m. and weekends)
  • Kitchen – $50.00 per day
  • Set-up Charge – $25.00

The Sigler Center at 315 Conti Street, has a 2,800 sq. ft. meeting hall that provides space for public meetings, community groups and workshops.

  • Auditorium (approx. 2,800 sq. ft.)

Some events include: (1) Ball Room Dance Classes (2) Aerobic Classes (3) Bridge Tournaments (4) Senior Citizens Meetings (5) Assistance with Income Tax Returns (6) AARP Monthly Board Meetings. 


  • Deposit – $100.00
  • Auditorium – $25.00 per hour
  • Gymnasium – $25.00 per hour

Hosting many activities such as ceramics, the Bridge Club and other art programs, the Ben McNair Center is a cornerstone of the Parks and Recreation Programming Division. The McNair Center also features a gymnasium and large outdoor swimming pool for recreational activities.

  • Gym
  • Small Auditorium with fixed stage
  • One (1) Meeting Room
  • Swimming Pool

Some events include: (1) Basketball Tournaments (2) SMAA Weekly Meetings (3)  Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp (4) Parks and Recreation Basketball Leagues (5) PALS.  

All dances, record –hops, etc.., are prohibited from the Center.


  • Deposit – $100.00
  • Auditorium – $25.00 per hour
  • Gymnasium – $25.00 per hour