Jackson Parish Recreation Board Discuss Fee Increase at Golf Course

Compared to the last two months where bomb shell announcements regarding the recreation futures for residents in Jackson Parish the September 21st meeting held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center was rather tame.

There were no important votes that called for tremendous improvements on the way such as the construction on of an outdoor pavilion on the grounds of the Recreation Department complex on Hwy 4 East or the purchase of land at the golf course to allow for an additional nine holes to be built.

There was a suggestion that the fees at the golf course be raised to support the land purchase but the panel of President Brent Barnett, Ricky Cash, Jeff Hairston, Brandon Lamkin, Rodney Potts, Sullivan Stevens and Chris Womack took no action.

Jackson Parish Recreation Director Tommy Smith gave an update on some of the ongoing fall programs including fall baseball/softball, soccer, archery and the fitness trail use. Rebecca Williams also provided information about activities at the golf course that included membership numbers and banquet rentals.

Attorney Steven Gatlin was authorized to contact Weyerhaeuser Inc. about the land purchase and perform a title examination on property for the 2021 budget year and a $100,000.00 certificate of deposit was approved to be made at Peoples Bank in Chatham.

Complete minutes of meeting can be found n Classifieds section under Public Notices

Scheduled activity at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department

Flag Football – Played each Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Remaining games are on October 20th and 27th

Soccer – Played each Thursday at 6:00 pm. Remaining games are on October 15th, 22nd and 29th

Tennis Camp – On October 17th, 21st and 31st from 9:00 – 10:00am

Scheduled activity at the Golf Course

Golf Clinic – On October 17th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Upcoming Registration information:

Basketball – For ages 5-14  (Boys must be age five by Aril 30th / Girls must be age five by Dec. 31st). Registration will run from November 2nd – 20th. Fee will be $50.00. A late registration will also be offered on November 23rd – 25th for a $60.00 fee. Season is set to run from January 9th – February 27th.

Jr. Cheerleading – (ages 4-12) Registration will run from November 2nd to November 20th. Cheerleading will take place during youth basketball season.

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