HW Pearce, Jr. Memorial Park
HW Pearce, Jr. Memorial Park, located at 346 Vanity Park Drive, is in the heart of downtown Jackson. Nestled within the rolling hills of a nine hole golf course is the largest pool in the south. Pearce pool, home of the award winning Waverunner swim team, is 438 feet long and 108 feet wide. Water depths range from six inches to fifteen feet, making it suitable for the very young to the most advanced swimmer. The pool features three piers, two diving boards, two slides, and several large inflatable's. Also available are picnic and playground areas, a sand volleyball court, basketball court, ping pong tables, four tennis courts, and a bath house with showers. Yearly membership rates are available.
A majestic community center, located within the park, overlooks the pool. The center accommodates three-hundred guests for weddings, receptions, reunions, etc. Phone numbers are listed below for more information.
Pearce Pool (251) 246-7090 (April-August), (251) 246-9383 (year round)
Jackson Links (251) 246-9993
Community Center (251) 246-2461
Lock One Park
Contact: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 334-289-3540.
The Lock One Island and Park is located off Highway 69, between Jackson and Coffeeville. The original park development in the mid-50s resulted from a modernization program of the locks and dams on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway begun in 1937. Lock # 1, which was completed in 1902, was one of 17 low-lift locks and dams constructed on the Black Warrior and Tombigbee rivers between 1895 and 1915.
The park has a boat landing, a pavilion, bank fishing, and primitive camping sites. The 620-acre island is accessible by boat; it is home to a variety of wildlife.
Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary
Approximately 12 miles south of Jackson on County Road 15, the Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary boasts 5,500 acres full of protected wildlife. Roughly 275 to 300 deer are protected at all times, as well as a large wild turkey population. The Sanctuary is home to bobcat, coyote, fox, rabbit, dove, and quall. There is no hunting of any kind allowed. The habitat is frequented by wildlife photographers, hikers, and birdwatchers. College students from around the state visit the sanctuary for their studies.
Upper State Game Sanctuary
The 1920-acre Upper State Game Sanctuary is located five miles north of Jackson on Highway 69. It has a high population of deer and turkey. The sanctuary wildlife has been photographed by National Geographic, omithological societies and bird watcher enthusiast.
The Jackson Municipal Pool and the Jackson Recreation Center
The Jackson Municipal Pool was established in the 1960's. In 2004, the construction of the Jackson Recreation Center was completed. The facilities serve as a family site for quality entertainment, Depending on your summer itinerary, you can choose to book Family/Class Reunions, Church Activities, Birthday Parties or any Water-Fun Events. Summer employment is extended to the school students of the community.
Closed on Monday and Wednesday.
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.