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Experience Jackson's
Great Outdoors


Jackson’s parks give residents the ability to relax, play, exercise, and enjoy nature. Whether you are looking for a playground for your children, a place for your dog to make new friends, pickleball courts for a game, or a walking trail with a view, Jackson’s City Parks and close by Tennessee State Parks are the perfect option.

Cypress Grove Nature Park

Located in the floodplain of the Forked Deer River, Cypress Grove Nature Park is a preserve for indigenous wildlife, waterfowl, plants, and trees. It is located just minutes from downtown Jackson. The park features the Rockwell Observation Tower, 25-acre Wood Duck Lake, Killdeer Pond, and the Aerie Trail Raptor Center. 

Middle Fork Bottoms

Middle Fork Bottoms is an 850-acre nature area that boasts nearly five miles of paved trails for hiking and biking, opportunities for kayaking and canoeing, a 10-acre lake stocked for fishing, as well as fishing spots along the river, wildlife areas, and even a place to train retrievers for wetland hunting. 

Jackson Sportsplex

The West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex, operated by the City of Jackson is the Southeast’s premier youth baseball and softball facility. Located in the heart of West Tennessee and easily accessible by major highways, the Sportsplex is almost midway between Nashville and Memphis at Exit 85 on Interstate 40.

Dog Parks

Jackson and West Tennessee have a special place in their hearts for our furry companions – man’s best friend! Our city has embraced the love for dogs by developing multiple dog parks. 

Jackson Downtown Dog Park

This one-acre park is open for dogs of all sizes and is near Jackson Walk Apartments and Jackson’s AMP at the market.

Dr. Vicki Schneider Lake Dog Park

Located right outside The Ballpark at Jackson, this 11-acre park includes areas for small and large dogs with agility courses and water features.

Nearby State & National Parks

There are so many natural wonders to discover within a short drive of Jackson! Whether you are looking for world-class fishing, water sports, tent or RV camping, hiking, history, or a relaxing weekend in a modern, renovated cabin, the many Tennessee State Parks and National Parks close to Jackson are ready for you.

Entertainment & Events

Whether you prefer to spend a day indoors or desire an outdoor adventure, there are plenty of attractions that can pique your interest, from a rich music scene, wineries, thriving arts community, festivals, and much more. Jackson is also within close driving distance of world-class attractions, activities, and sports teams. No matter how you want to spend your day, we have options for all ages, interests, and price points.

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