Parks, Recreation & Grounds

Features & Facilities
The City of Jackson’s 26 beautiful city parks and numerous programs 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.

Outdoors in the City of Jackson
The Parks and Recreation Department covers a lot of turf.  This includes:
  • 1 18-hole golf course
  • 1 driving range
  • 1 horseshoe court
  • 1 miniature golf course
  • 1 outdoor swimming pool
  • 2 community recreation centers
  • 2 outdoor volleyball courts
  • 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