Cultural Services



The Cultural Services Department is responsible for all of the City Parks & Recreation Facilities including, but limited to the following:

  • George Martin City Park


Boat launch

Fishing pier

  • Shepard State Park (400 acres nestled inside the city limits)

RV & Camping sites

Boat launch

Hiking trails

Archery Range (to be completed summer 2015)

Mountain Bike Trails

18 hole Disc Golf course

Picnic Sites / Pavilions

  • Bob Hayes Park

Playground with swings, rock climbing, etc

  • Bacot Park

Home to the Boys & Girls club

Football fields


Practice fields & community areas

  • Buddy Davis Field

Multiple Baseball & Softball fields

  • Frasier Park

Pavilion & community areas



Basketball Court

We are currently revamping our entire Parks & Recreation Department and are working diligently to play our part in community development, beautification & improvements for our citizens and youth. We also assist in the coordination of City sponsored Youth Athletic Programs (baseball, football, etc) and strongly encourage community involvement. For additional information, questions or concerns, contact our Cultural Services Department at (228) 497-8000 ext. 315 .