Parks, Recreation, Cemeteries & Trails

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About Parks and Recreation in Jackson

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.

Programs moved to other facilities due to Boos Center construction 

Programs organized by the Jackson Parks and Recreation Department are being relocated to other facilities due to construction at the Boos Recreation Center.  Starting Monday, Sept. 12, all programs scheduled before 2 p.m. at the Boos Center will be moved to Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1107 Adrian St. Programs slated for after 4 p.m. will take place at Northeast Elementary School, 1014 Fleming Ave. 

The following is a new schedule for programs previously planned at the Boos Center: 

MLK Center

All regularly scheduled Active Aging Programs outlined in the Parks and Recreation Brochure moved to the MLK Center. 

4:15PM Body Pump with Michelle Woods

Northeast Elementary School 


6:00PM-7:00PM Zumba with Gayle Hyde        


5:30PM-6:30PM Pop Pilates with Allie Baldwin

5:45-6:45PM Fun-N-Fit with Kit Spoelstra


5:30-6:30PM Barr Pilates with Allie Baldwin

6:00-7:00PM Zumba with Gayle Hyde


5:30-6:30PM Yoga with Laurie Lewis

5:45-6:45PM Fun-N-Fit with Kit Spoelstra

Enjoying Our Park and Recreation Facilities 

Jackson's park and recreation facilities offer a wide variety of activities for residents. If you're looking to find a facility that offers something specific, such as a pavilion, basketball court, tennis court or playground, search keywords in our Facilities section. 

If you'd like an interactive map of parks and trails across the City, use the City Parks and Trails Interactive Map that's available on our website. 

A listing of parks and trails with more information is also available through this web section using the City Parks and Trails Listing

Phone Numbers

  • Boos Center: 517-788-4064
  • King Center: 517-788-4067
  • Nixon Pool: 517-788-4070
  • Recreation Office: 517-788-4040
  • Sharp Park Golf Course: 517-788-4066
  • Sharp Park Learning Center: 517-780-4799
  • Sharp Park Miniature Golf: 517-780-0984