Parks and Recreation


*The City of Starkville has activated the essential staffing plan. Our offices are closed until further notice. For an urgent facility issue please contact Director of Maintenance Trent Helms at 662-341-0475.

All programs are cancelled through at least April 7.

Outdoor parks and restrooms are being cleaned and litter picked up daily. That is subject to change and we will update online or our social media as we can. Please see the Rain Out Line facility information at the bottom of this page.

Welcome to Starkville Parks and Recreation

The City of Starkville Parks and Recreation Department strives to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Starkville by providing professionally designed broad recreation and leisure programs and services.

Please use the menu options on the left side of your screen to view our staff, facilities, programs, sports, and more!

If you are interested in signing up for any current or future activities, including but not limited to youth sports, arts & crafts, and summer camps, we recommend that you create an account at

For a map of our parks and a list of amenities, please visit the Facilities tab on the left or click here.

For information about the J. L. King Center programs including Work Keys, job placement, skills development and more, please click here


We utilize Rainout Line for all facility opening/closure and updates. Please download the Rainout Line 2017 app and add "Starkville Parks and Recreation" as a favorite to get up-to-the-minute alerts about all facility statuses. You can sign up for text alerts if you wish. You may also call 662-855-3100 for an automated message about all the status of all facilities.

For the latest information, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Links below.

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