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City Parks

For more information and pavilion rental rates, contact City of Starkville Parks and Recreation at 662.323.2294 or visit the Starkville City Parks website.

McKee Park

Located on Lynn Lane across from the Starkville Sportsplex, McKee Park has one large and one small pavilion that may be used on a fee basis. Recreational facilities include

  • youth baseball fields
  • tennis courts
  • basketball court
  • playground equipment

Moncrief Park

Located on North Jackson Street, Moncrief Park has a pavilion with restrooms and four picnic tables available for a small fee. Facilities include

  • swimming pool
  • inline hockey court
  • playground equipment

Starkville Dog Park

Located in Moncrief Park on N. Jackson St., the dog park has fenced areas for dogs to run and play.

George Evans Park

Located at 610 East Gillespie Street, George Evans Park has

  • basketball courts
  • playground equipment
  • plans for a future skateboard park

The Gillespie Center at the same location has a capacity of up to 80 people and is available for rent. The Center has a kitchen, restrooms, and tables for receptions, reunions, and other gatherings.

J. L. King Senior Memorial Park

Located on Westside Drive, J.L. King Senior Memorial Park offers

  • large multipurpose fields
  • basketball courts
  • tennis courts
  • swimming pool
  • pavilion
  • lighted walking path

Josey Park

On Josey Avenue on the west side of Starkville, Josey Park is the site of Starkville’s Community Garden. Recreational facilities include

  • concrete court
  • playground equipment

Patriot’s Park

Located at the intersection of Whitfield Street and Avenue of Patriots on the southwestern side of Starkville, Patriot’s Park includes

  • pavilion
  • playground equipment

MSU Rose Garden

Established in 2007, the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden is part of Mississippi State University’s horticulture program. The ADA-compliant garden is located at the entrance to the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Facility on MS Hwy 182 just east of the university campus. It features

  • more than 30 rose cultivars
  • paved walkways through the rose beds
  • a central gazebo
  • three arbors
  • an arched bridge connecting the site to visitor parking
  • an ornate brick and steel fence