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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 07:54

The Parks and Recreation Department is charged with providing quality recreational facilities to the citizens of Vicksburg. We currently have 13 full-time employees nine of which are maintenance workers and over 100 part-time. We maintain 15 playgrounds, 8 baseball fields, 2 youth softball fields, 3 adult softball fields, 1 olympic pool and 10 tennis courts. 

Some of our activities include baseball (spring and fall), softball, basketball, arts programs, volleyball, swimming, flag football, lifeguard certification, umpire clinics and playground activities.

Our busiest times of the year are spring and summer. During these times we design leagues and schedules for thousands of Vicksburg-Warren residents. We schedule umpires and scorekeepers and are generally responsible for the smooth operation of all our leagues.


Recreation FAQ's

How do I become an Umpire?

To umpire in our baseball and softball leagues you must be a certified umpire. Periodically during the year we conduct umpire clinics for umpire certification. Call our office for more information.

Are you the sole operator of the youth baseball?

No. We are responsible for the fields, umpires, scorekeepers, etc. but Vicksburg Baseball Association runs the league.

Where do I get an application for employment?

You can pick an application at the Human Resource Department. They are located in the Neill Building behind City Hall. You can also download an application from this website. See our library section.

How do I get a registration form for programs?

You may pick up the form at the Parks and Recreation Department located at 102 Army Navy Dr. Some forms are available in the website Documents Library

Where do I get info about renting the Pavillion?

Call the City Clerk's office at 601-634-4553.

Where can I get info on recreation facility rentals?

Call the recreation department at 601-634-4514.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:20

Recreation News and Announcements

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program 2014
swimminglessonsRegistration for Vicksburg City Pool's popular American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program will be held Wednesday, May 14, thru Friday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the facility located at 900 Lee Street.

Offerings include three and four year old Preschool Aquatics, Beginning Adult Swimming, Intermediate Adult Swimming, and the respected Learn to Swim Levels classes for students age 5 and up.
2014 Adult Softball Registration
adult-softball-leagueAdult Softball registration will begin March 3, 2014 and run through April 11, 2014. Registration packets can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation offices at 100 Army-Navy Drive from 8:00 .a.m till 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost per team is $175.00 with a $10.00 fee for non-city residents and a $20.00 fee for residents from Sharkey-Issaquena and Claiborn counties. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held on April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Parks and Recreation offices. All teams must have a representative at this meeting. For more information call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.
Tennis in the Park
tennislessonsThe City of Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Alcorn State University tennis team are pleased to announce their annual "Spring Break Tennis Camp". The camp is March 10-14, 2014, at the Halls Ferry tennis facility. The camp is open to all ages and experience levels. Registration runs through March 3, 2014. Camp times are 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day, and the cost is $25 person. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 601-634-4514. You can download the registration form here.
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