Mayor's Office

Greetings and welcome to the city of Jackson, Michigan. With more than 30,000 residents, Jackson is an exciting blend of culture, industry, retail and recreation.

Recreational Opportunities

Our city is also full of wonderful recreational opportunities. The city’s parks system is second to none. Numerous neighborhood parks and 2 large, multipurpose parks beckon residents and visitors to come enjoy the great outdoors. Ella Sharp Park, a 475-acre jewel, is home to an 18-hole golf course, golf learning center, ball fields, swimming pool, soccer fields and the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History. Nixon Park features athletic fields, a swimming pool / water park, and a skateboard / inline skating facility. The Jackson Parks and Recreation Department organizes sports leagues and activities for people of all ages. and we have an extensive trails system for walkers, joggers, and bikers.

Cultural Features

For your cultural enjoyment, the city has an enticing art community. Armory Arts Village offers a unique live / work environment for artists. The village is frequently open to the public for tours of the artists’ studios and the rest of the complex. At nearby ART 634, local artists of all types gather to create and sell their works. The new Grand River Arts Walk connects this area to downtown Jackson.

So whether you are a visitor, resident or prospective new business, we hope you find this website to be a useful and easy-to-navigate resource. We have links to all of our departments and helpful information on a variety of topics. Explore the site and find out for yourself what makes Jackson an official “cool city”.

Contact Us

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    Jason Smith

    City Hall
    161 W. Michigan Ave.
    14th Floor
    Jackson, MI 49201

    Ph: 517-788-4028
    Fx: 866-384-1772

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