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Children’s Fishing Rodeo

The Fishing Rodeo will be held April 12th, 2014 at Veterans Park. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, bait, tackle, and the whole family. Children ages 3-15 can participate from 8:30am-12pm, and then the event will open to the public. This is a great event for the entire family! FREE Event!

Summer Day Camp

We create opportunities for fun, adventure and learning in a safe, healthy, supervised outdoor/indoor program. This program is for children that have completed kindergarten through the completion of the fifth grade not to exceed 11 years of age. Six weeks of fun held at the Rockwell and C. C. Augustus Youth Center
Registration: May 6  (Until Full)
Cost: $45.00 per week per child (City Residents)
$40.00 per week per child (2 or more in family City Residents)
$50.00 per week per child (non city residents)
Camp Starts: June 2
Camp Ends: July 11

All-America City Family Picnic in the Park

The biggest 4th of July celebration in North Mississippi is here in Tupelo. The crowds get larger each year with all the activities packed into this event. There is prime entertainment for all ages, a variety of food in the vendor food court area and fun activities for the kids. This year come to Fairpark and celebrate with all of your friends and neighbors. This year’s event will be held July 4th, 2014.

Super Fun Day

Friday, July 11, 2014

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

This event is held at Ballard Park and is open to all day camps, church camps, child care facilities, learning centers, home school and individuals of the community. (ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANY BY AN ADULT) Call our office at 662.841.6440 to get in on this Super Summer Event.
Activities include:
Kid Fun Run
Cake Walk / Fun Walk
Face Painting
Water Slides
Rock Climbing Wall
Sack Racing and more…..


This program is designed to allow children to touch, climb, and explore trucks and heavy machinery and to learn what purpose the vehicle serves in our community. Vehicles of all types will be on site at Ballard Park. The various staff of the vehicles will be present for your children to ask questions and satisfy their curiosities. The location and time of this event is to be announced but it will still take place Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 10am-1pm. This is a free event and great for the whole family!

Family Camp Out at Veterans Park

The camp out will be held at Veterans Park behind the J.T. Neely Center on Friday September 26th-27th. All the fun begins at 4pm with our check in. Bring your tents and sleeping bags and you’ll be ready to take part in all the activities. Whether you are a seasoned camper or a newbie, this camp out is for you! Cost for the Family Fun Camp out is $5.00 per person. Children under age 3 are FREE. To register contact TPRD at 662-841-6440 or pick up your packet on August 11th, 2014.

The Great Pumpkin Splash

The Tupelo Aquatic Center will turn into the Great Floating Pumpkin Patch in October. Kids can pick a pumpkin from our in-water pumpkin patch. Participants will swim around the pool and pick the pumpkin that suits their fancy. Kids can enjoy harvest relay races, the pumpkin roll and more. Pre-registration is required. This event will take place October 17th from 10:30-12:00 noon.


Bring all your little spooks out to the Tupelo Cross Country Trail on Saturday, October 18, 2014 for the Halloween Egg Hunt at 6:15PM. Stick around and retrieve some goodies from our creative decorative trunks filled with treats at 6:45PM and if you’re not ready to rush home, we’ll be having our Kid Fun Zombie Run at 7:30PM.

Whatever you do…..Don’t forget your flashlights!!!

For more information call Shanta Eiland at 662.841.6440




One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Purchase a 10X10 green space for $30.00 and turn all that clutter into CASH!!! The City Wide Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the North East side of Ballard Park! You can begin purchasing green space for sale on January 27th, 2014. Vendor is responsible for your own tents, tables, and transporting merchandise to your green space from the parking lot.

Contact Shanta Eiland at 662.841.6440 for more information.


This event showcases local school choirs and winners of the “What the Holidays Mean to Me” essay contest. This contest is for children grades 2nd – 5th and winners get to flip the switch to turn on the lights at Ballard Park for the Christmas Season.

Contact Tupelo Parks & Recreation for more information (662) 841-6440.

The 2014  event will take place Monday, December 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm.


The Barktoberfest will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Tupelo Bark Park. This event is tailor made for pets and their families to play, seek pet information & products, and enjoy all things…DOG!!! Come enjoy music, food and vendors.

No dog too BIG or too small….Come one come all!!!!

Contact Shanta Eiland at 662.841.6440 or Summer Knight (662) 231-4900  for more information.

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