Parks & Recreation

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide indoor and outdoor leisure services to persons of all ages so they can develop skills, socialize, experience nature, relax and live a healthier lifestyle. Our aim is to help provide opportunities, activities and the facilities to bring pleasure to people’s lives. We are a part of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Park Commission so we work in conjunction with Neshoba County to maintain and manage the parks

The Parks & Recreation Department has several facilities which can be reserved for a fee. Fees are outlined below.

Northside Park

The park is the hub of sports activities including youth baseball, softball, T-ball and football programs. Also, has a walking trail and picnic tables. The Senior Citizens Center is located in Northside Park.

  • Rental Fees
    • Senior Citizens Center - $200 security deposit / $200 rental fee
    • Log Cabin - $100 security deposit / $100 rental fee

Burnside Park

The Burnside Lake Water Park is owned by the Park River Basin Development District but managed by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Park Commission. The park consists of 115 acres and is located on Burnside Lake.

  • Rental Fees
    • $150 security deposit / $150 rental fee

Westside Park

Contains the public swimming pool, playground, outdoor basketball courts and the Westside Community Center. The Community Center is used for many public and private events.

  • Rental Fees
    • Westside Community Center - $150 security deposit / $150 rental fee

Security deposits are reimbursable after the event. Forms can be filled out at City Hall.

Cody Bryan, Parks Director
City Hall
525 Main Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 601.656.3612