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Jackson-Madison County Youth Fishing Rodeo

Ages:  5-15 (Age divisions:  5-8, 9-11, 12-13, 14-15)

@ Muse Park, N. Parkway

Bring the kids down for an old-fashioned fishing rodeo at Muse Park pond, with free hot dogs, refreshments and TWRA goody bags for every participant.  Trophies and great door prizes in each age division, with grand prize drawings for new bikes!  Rodeo co-sponsored by: City of Jackson Recreation & Parks and Madison County Parks & Recreation. 

Sat, June 9

8:00 AM -9:00 AM Registration & Check-in

9:00 AM-11:00 AM Fishing Competition,

11:00 AM Judging and Awards.


For more information call 425-8316 or 988-3850.



Family Movies in the Park!

Starting back up in May and running select Saturday nights through September…enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars with our giant outdoor movie screen at Liberty Garden Park and Shirlene Mercer Park

Bring a picnic supper and your lawn chairs for a night of free family entertainment.  Watch our Recreation website www.Jacksonrecandparks.com for more summer dates and movie schedules, or call 425-8316.  All movies begin at sundown.



2017 Summer Movie dates at Liberty Garden:

  • Sat, May 13
  • Sat, June 16


2017 Movie dates at Shirlene Mercer:

  • Sat, Sept.




Easter EGGStravaganza!  Easter Egg Scramble

Children Ages: 3-10

@ Pugh Bourne Park, 343 Oakfield Road

Jackson-Madison County Community Easter Egg Hunt.  There will be egg scrambles in four age divisions; free refreshments, balloons, and plenty of prizes for all.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos.  Bring your own baskets and cameras.  Co-sponsored by Madison County Parks & Recreation and City of Jackson’s Recreation & Parks Dept.  For more info call 988-3850 or 425-8316.

Registration begins at 9:00 AM, egg hunts begin promptly at 10:00 AM.

Sat, March 24  (Rain Date: Sat, March 31)




Flashlight Nature Scavenger Hunt

Ages:  6 and up

@ Cypress Grove

Bring a flashlight and prowl the park after dark on a "Wild" and wacky nature scavenger hunt and search for signs of our nocturnal wildlife.  Fun for the whole family.  Scout troops…please call Sandy MacDiarmid at 731-425-8316 for group reservations.

Thurs, April 19, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM






Astronomy Party

Ages:  All

@  Cypress Grove

Family astronomy night at the park, with the Perseid meteor shower putting on a celestial show.  Learn about amateur star-gazing, the planets and Summer constellations.  Bring binoculars, if you have them.

Monday Aug. 13, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM






Saturday Morning Nature Kids

Children ages 4 and up

@ Cypress Grove

Make-and-take hands on nature experiments and crafts for kids.  Learn about birds, wildlife, and everything fun about nature.

Saturday, June 16,  10:00am – 11:30am

Fee:  $3 supply fee per child




  • Advance Registration required for all Cypress Grove programs.  Events will be canceled in the event of rain.  Call 425-8382 for reservations.


PHONE: 731-425-8399
FAX: 731-422-7013
EMAIL: clyons@cityofjackson.net
Jackson Recreation & Parks Department - Main Office
180 Conalco Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Weather Line:
Soccer: 731-265-1855
Softball: 731-265-1865
PHONE: 731-425-8386
FAX: 731-425-8619
EMAIL: register@cityofjackson.net
Registration Office
3 Westwood Garden Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Tony Black
Executive Director of Recreation & Parks
Email: tblack@cityofjackson.net
Phone: (731) 425-8203
Sandy MacDiarmid
Superintendent of Recreation
Email: smacdiarmid@cityofjackson.net
Phone: (731) 425-8316
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