Fireworks at Smith-Wills Baseball Stadium will take place with COVID-19 restrictions strictly enforced.

The City of Jackson’s Department of Parks & Recreation said they are continuing to evaluate events scheduled from June 3 through August 29 in light of COVID-19.

Most of events have been canceled according to a release with the exception of the following:

  • Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament: May 22 – rescheduled to August 7, 2020
  • Movies in the Park and Drive-in events will be offered with social distancing and limited spaces. The schedule will be released in the coming weeks. 
  • Fireworks Event: June 27, 2020 – Fireworks at Smith-Wills Baseball Stadium will take place with COVID-19 restrictions strictly enforced.
  • The Feeding Program will continue Monday – Friday, from Noon to 1 p.m. for youth aged 18 and under at the following locations: Westside Gymnasium, 1450 Wiggins Road; Battlefield Park Community Center, 953 Porter Street; Vergy P. Middleton Community Center, 3971 Flag Chapel Road; and Grove Park Community Center, 4126 Parkway Avenue.

Canceled events include:

  • All White Party – May 23
  • Blues in the Park – June 20
  • Summer Enhancement Program (canceled)

Closed Facilities & Sports Events include:

  • Community centers, gymnasiums, parks/playgrounds, splashpads, and pools will remain closed.
  • Sport events previously scheduled to take place at these facilities have also been cancelled.   

Open Facilities include:

  • Per the Executive Order, Golf Courses and Tennis Centers have been open since May 16, 2020 with restrictions and guidelines
  • Walking trails are open at all park facilities.
  • Buddy Butts Park will be open for walking, Go-Karting, and RC Flying, however, soccer fields and bathrooms will remain closed.
  • Youth Baseball will be permitted with Covid-19 guidelines and policies strictly enforced.
  • Mynelle Gardens will be open June 5 with limited capacity and social distancing rules in place. The garden can host events of up to 25 people outside. The Westbroook House will remain closed. 

It is also important that the public is aware that signs have been placed at our parks and facilities indicating that our parks and park facilities are closed.  The City has had several individuals cut chains and remove signs. As a reminder, tampering with and the destruction of City property is a criminal offense.