Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

1720 Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Drive


Fax 601.485.1851

Open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kelvin McGruder

Parks & Recreation Director


Parks & Recreation Registration/Classes


Park Maintenance


Mission Statement

Parks and Recreation will strive to provide the citizens of Meridian with impactful and life enhancing programs that foster physical, mental, and emotional well-being, while addressing the need for social, competitive, engaging recreation, sports, and wholesome fun activities.

From the Director's Desk

The Parks and Recreation Department's goal is to continue offering quality recreational activities and opportunities despite the challenging economic times and budget cuts. Our special events may be scaled down a bit and some of our classes or programs shortened a week or so, but the quality and commitment to excellence will not change.

As you look through this department's pages on the site, you will see the variety and availability of athletic, cultural, educational, and social activities are as abundant as ever before. We encourage you to get involved and enjoy life to the fullest.

FEES: City Residents $20
  Non-City Residents $25
  Senior Citizens (55+) 1/2 price

REFUNDS: Fees are refunded only when a class is canceled by the Parks and Recreation Department if the minimum number of participants has not been met by the last day of registration. The Department reserves the right to cancel, combine, change times or dates, and make any other revisions when necessary.

CLASS ENROLLMENT: Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

SUPPLIES & MATERIALS: All supplies and materials are the responsibility of the student.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES: Required for most athletic programs.

OFFICE & CENTER CLOSURES: Programs will not be held on dates that correspond with holidays recognized by the City of Meridian.

OBSERVATIONS: Parents, relatives, and friends are not permitted to observe classes unless invited for special programs or activities with the instructor's permission.