Parks and Recreation

The City of Kosciusko has four parks located in the City each offering various recreational opportunities. For more information you can contact Todd Ables, Parks Director at 662-289-7932 or


Redbud Springs Park - North Natchez Street 
This park offers a monument of our namesake, Tadeusz Kosciuszko. This monument was designed and created by Sculptor Tracy H. Sugg and was presented and unveiled on October 13, 2006.  The park offers a peaceful setting with reflecting pools and benches surrounded by beautiful landscape designed by local landscape architect, Stephen Cheek. Click here for more background on the monument. 



Hugh Ellard Park - 100 Love Road
Hugh Ellard Park (named for former Alderman Hugh P. Ellard, Sr.) has a baseball and softball complex consisting of 9 fields that are used by all ages. It houses the office for Parks and Recreation Director as well as 3 concession stands for baseball and softball. It also has a soccer complex that has fields for all ages along with a concession stand for the soccer fields as well. 

Jason Niles Park - Knox Road
Jason Niles Park consumes a whole city block with tennis courts, playground equipment, walking track and a pavilion that is available to the public to rent for special occasions. A Splash Pad and Pavilion was added to the park in 2013. The Splash Pad will be open from Memorial Day until Labor day on Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Sunday. It is also available to rent after hours for private functions. Call City Hall for more information. Click here for Splash Pad Fees.




New outdoor exercise equipment has been added to Jason Niles Park as of August 2015. The equipment was made possible through the Mississippi Public Health Institute. The funding was available through the Together on Diabetes Program sponsored by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation. 






Northside Park - Lewis Slater Way (off 4th Ave)
Northside Park is also known as the Ashord-Presley-Stingley Park in honor of those families that took so much time with the young people in the neighborhood. This park offers three baseball and softball fields, walking track, basketball courts and a concession stand/pavilion. The pavilion is available to the public to rent for special occasions. The Board of Aldermen voted recently to name the street leading to this park "Lewis Slater Way" in honor of former teacher and Coach Lewis Slater who spent many summers overseeing the baseball program at Northside Park. Coach Slater passed away on October 20, 2010 at the age of 81. 




The Parks and Recreation Department  works with many volunteeers to furnish year round sports, recreation, and special events.

Included are:
Boys baseball and girls softball leagues
Youth Flag Football

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