City of Natchez

Parks & Recreation Department

City of Natchez Parks and Recreation Department
57 Duncan Park Road
Natchez MS 39120

Phone: 601-445-4927
Fax: 601-445-4766

The City of Natchez Parks & Recreations Department believes that park and recreation experiences enhance our citizens’ opportunities for a full, balanced and meaningful lifestyle. Meaningful leisure opportunities promote healthy lifestyles, positive self images and self-esteem.  Additionally, meaningful leisure opportunities for our children, allow our youth to spend their spare time in constructive, healthy, and beneficial activities that reduce chances for alienation, loneliness and/or anti-social behaviors.

Parks and Recreation Personnel Contact Information

Wilbert Whittley – Interim Assistant Director
wwhittley@cityofnatchez.org
57 Duncan Park Road, Natchez MS 39120
Phone – (601) 445 4927
Fax – (601) 445 4766

Greg Brooking – Golf Course Superintendant
57 Duncan Park Road, Natchez MS 39120
Phone – (601) 442 5955
Fax – (601) 445 4766

Roxanne Harris  – Golf Shop Manager
57 Duncan Park Road, Natchez MS 39120
Phone – (601) 442 5955
Fax – (601) 445 4766

Henry Harris – Director of Tennis
hharris@cityofnatchez.org
57 Duncan Park Road, Natchez MS 39120
Phone – (601) 442 1584

Alisha Shepherd – Tennis Shop Manager
ashepherd@cityofnatchez.org
57 Duncan Park Road, Natchez MS 39120
Phone – (601) 442 1584

Natchez Recreation Citizen Advisory Council

  • Morris Walters – Chairmen
  • Russell Butts
  • Blanche Morrison
  • Joe Eidt III

Goals and Objectives

  • Identify recreational needs of the community
  • Analyze and prescribe what should be done to improve the conditions of existing parks and facilities
  • Coordinate area resources for assisting in capital improvements of our recreational facilities
  • Analyze fiscal constraints, needs and opportunities for providing support to our park and recreation system
  • Meet recreational needs with maximum effectiveness and with minimal expense
  • Develop a comprehensive long range parks/recreation master plan in order to systematically achieve our goals, objectives, and needs
  • Utilize to the fullest extent, all existing parks, recreational sites and facilities
  • Provide leisure services and programs for all age groups
  • Plan and coordinate recreational programs as either a Facilitator, a Co-Sponsor, or a Direct Sponsor
  • Effectively promote and publicize area recreational programs and events

City Parks

City Parks Map (PDF)
City Park Rules (PDF)
Recreational Programs (PDF)

Duncan Park
Auburn Avenue and Duncan Avenue

  • 213 Acres
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Golf Driving Range
  • 8 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Tennis Pro Shop
  • 2 Volleyball Courts
  • 1 Walking Trail
  • 2 Open Air Pavilions
  • 3 Playgrounds
  • 1 Nature Trail/Bike Trail
  • Historic Train Display
  • 3 Lighted Youth Baseball Fields

North Natchez Park
Wilson Road and Triumph Lane

  • 7 acres
  • 1 Playground Area
  • 1 Recreation Center
  • 2 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 10 Outdoor Basketball ½ Courts
  • 1 Open Air Pavilion
  • 1 Volleyball Court
  • 1 Spray ground Water Playground

Concord Avenue Park
Concord Avenue

  • 1 acre
  • 1 Playground Area
  • 1 Open Air Pavilion
  • 1 Picnic Area
  • 6 Outdoor Basketball ½ Courts

Children’s Playground Neighborhood Park
Wall Street and Madison Street

  • 1 acre
  • 1 Pre-School Age Playground
  • 3 Park Benches
  • 1 Water Fountain

Osceola Neighborhood Park
Creek Street and Cherokee Street

  • 1 acre
  • 1 Playground Area
  • Park Benches
  • Picnic Tables

Jack Waite Neighborhood Park
East Franklin Street and McCabe Street

  • 1 acre
  • 1 Playground Area
  • Park Benches
  • 1 Walking Trail
  • 1 Small Amphitheater

Martin Gymnasium
Homochitto Street

  • 1 acre
  • 1 Full Court Gymnasium

Frazier School Baseball Field Park
1445 George West Boulevard

  • 6 acres
  • 3 Lighted Youth Baseball Fields
  • Press Box
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms

Girls Softball Complex
Behind Natchez High School

  • 5 acres
  • 3 Lighted Girls Softball Fields
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms