SAMUEL SHANNON MEMORIAL PARK AND RECREATION
(662) 767-9272 or (662) 767-9747
Director Andrea Estes
Our park sits in a beautiful setting once lived on by Shannon founder Samuel Shannon his wife Catherine and their children. The land was donated in a property exchange between Shannon family heirs and town officials
Tradition says that this land was purchased from Levi Colbert (Chief Itawamba) and Shannon built his home on the very site of Chief Itawamba wigwam in the sassafras grove here. It has also been told that Chief Itawamba would move down the hill where the ball fields are to escape the bitter winter winds. A replica of the log cabin sits to the right of where the original home place stood.
Our facility located at the corner of Noah Curtis and East Cherry Streets includes a covered pavilion, a quarter-mile walking track, three tennis courts, three ball fields one for T-Ball and two for softball and baseball, plus a paved basketball court ready available for year round use.
PAVILION RENTAL FEES
The pavilion is available to rent for birthday parties, class reunions, church picnics, family picnics or to any civic organization. Holiday Weekends rental is for 1 day only.
The pavilion features a covered area with picnic tables.
(Use of the kitchen is not provided in this price)
Children 16 and younger $20.00 (Non-Refundable)
Children 16 and older and adult $35.00 (Non-Refundable)
Outside Town Limits and Shannon Area Flat Fee $50.00 (Non-Refundable)
Inside Town Limits
$150.00 a day with $100.00 refunded if there is no damage to the park and garbage is picked up and disposed of by renter. Use of the kitchen is included in this fee.
Outside Town Limits
$200.00 a day with $100.00 refunded if there is no damage to the park and garbage is picked up and disposed of by renter. Use of the kitchen is included in this fee.
Call (662) 767-9747 for reservations.
Registration for the summer ball program will begin the first of February and continue all month long.
Ages 3-14 girls and boys T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Softball and Baseball Fee $40.00
You must have a copy of player’s birth certificate.
Anyone wanting to coach a team must fill out questionnaire and be subject to a background check. Call Andrea Estes (662) 231-2512 or Clerk Office (662) 767-9747
We are in the process of erecting a brick paved memorial in front of the log cabin beneath the flagpole. If you would like to contribute to this project you can do so by purchasing a brick paver in honor or in memory (examples include a veteran, club name, family name, church name, loved ones names with birth and death dates). You may look at some samples at Town Hall.
Prices for a 4 by 8 paver with up to maximum 3 lines $50.00.
Prices for an 8 by 8 paver with up to maximum 5 lines $100.00.
Call Kizzy Davis at Clerk office 662-767-9747 for information.