Parks, Recreation, Cemeteries & Trails

Features & Facilities

The City of Jackson’s 28 beautiful city parks, trail system, recreation programs and cemeteries are managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. It is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of all outdoor activities, facilities and land areas located within our community. With more than 100,000 people annually partaking in recreational offerings of our city, the department’s role is increasingly vital to the prosperity of the Jackson community.

Whether you’re looking to create some great new memories with family and friends, or enjoy the green space available in our city, you will find all the pertinent information you need through the Parks and Recreation Department.

Information about the Parks and Recreation Commission is available on the City website. 

Outdoors in the City of Jackson

The Parks and Recreation Department covers a lot of ground. This includes:
  • 1 18-hole golf course
  • 1 disc golf course 
  • 1 driving range
  • 1 horseshoe court
  • 1 miniature golf course
  • 1 outdoor swimming pool
  • 2 community recreation centers
  • 3 baseball fields
  • 7 picnic shelters
  • 11 soccer fields
  • 12 outdoor basketball courts
  • 17 softball fields - 4 lighted, 13 unlighted
  • 14 fully equipped playground areas
  • 26 parks, totaling 645 acres

Phone Numbers

  • Boos Center: 517-788-4064
  • King Center: 517-788-4067
  • Nixon Pool: 517-788-4068
  • Recreation Office: 517-788-4040
  • Sharp Park Golf Course: 517-788-4066
  • Sharp Park Learning Center: 517-780-4799
  • Sharp Park Miniature Golf: 517-788-4696