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The Parks and Recreation Department is charged with providing quality recreational facilities to the citizens of Vicksburg. We currently have 13 full-time employees seven of which are maintenance workers and over 100 part-time. We maintain 25 playgrounds, 8 baseball fields, 3 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.

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Recreation News and Announcements

2016 Summer Pool Schedule Released

Vicksburg City Pool will open for Summer 2016 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 1 p.m.

Cost is $2 for children 12 years old and under and $4 for adults. Summer passes are available at $60 for individuals and $120 for families.

Recreation Swim hours are 1 – 5 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning June 6th, Family Swim Time will be offered from 6:45 – 8 p.m. Monday thru Friday. During weeks when no swim lessons are held, Family Swim Time will begin at 6 p.m.

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2016 American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" program

swimminglessonsVicksburg City Pool will hold registration for the 2016 American Red Cross Learn to Swim program Wednesday May 11 through Friday, May 13 from 10 am – 1 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at City Pool, 900 Lee Street.

Students from 3 years of age through senior citizen are encouraged to register and participate in a two week summer swim session. Cost is $12 per student per session.

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Adult Softball Registration

Adult Softball registration will begin March 2, 2016 and run through April 15, 2016.  Registration Packets can be picked up at the Parks and recreation offices at 100 Army-Navy Drive from 8:00am till 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Cost per team is $175.00 with an additional cost of $10.00 for non-city residents and a $20.00 fee for residents of Sharkey - Issaquena and Claiborne Counties.  A Mandatory Coaches meeting will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2016 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 601-4514.

Recreation Contact Info

con_tel Phone: 601-634-4514
con_fax Fax: 
emailButtonemail: jgraves@vicksburg.org

con_addressPhysical Address:
City of Vicksburg
Recreation Department
Army-Navy Drive
Vicksburg, MS 39180

con_addressMailing Address:
City of Vicksburg
Recreation Department
PO Box 150
Vicksburg, MS 39181

Hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm