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Olive Branch City Park

Olive Branch City Park

The City of Olive Branch has many park amenities to offer the community. The Olive Branch City Park, located at 8267 Goodman Road, is 135 acres in size and offers the following:

  • Three lakes (one with a pier)
  • Five tennis courts
  • Playground
  • 3 ball field complexes
  • Eight-lane track
  • Two miles of walking trails with exercise stations
  • Half mile nature trail
  • Scenic overlook
  • Amphitheater
  • 2 Picnic pavilions
  • Mountain Bike Trail

The mountain bike trail is ideal for beginners or those who just want a quick ride. It travels through open areas and wooded areas of the park.

Park hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days per week.

Entrances to the park are located at 8267 Goodman Road, about a quarter mile east of the intersection of the Goodman Bypass at Goodman Road. Second entrance is at the intersection of College Street at Highway 305 next to the Butcher Shoppe Market.

Pavilion and Amphitheater Reservations

The pavilion and amphitheater may be reserved for a non-refundable fee of $60.00 per day for Olive Branch residents, $120.00 per day for non-residents, and $200.00 per day for corporate events. Reservations may be made through the park office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 662-893-5219 for more information.

The fee reserves the pavilion for the entire day from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The large pavilion is equipped with electricity and six permanently affixed picnic tables, the small pavilion is equipped with electricity and four permanently affixed picnic tables. Charcoal grills are available as well. A contract must be completed and on file with the park office prior to each use.

The fee reserves the amphitheater for the entire day, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The amphitheater stage is equipped with electricity. The stadium style seating can seat 125 people. A contract must be completed and on file with the park office.

The Olive Branch City Park is equipped with several walking trails and a quarter-mile oval track. The full walking trail provides a scenic tour of the entire park and is two miles in length. There are several exercise stations placed along this trail, so anyone can maximize their workouts. The park is also equipped with a half-mile nature trail, which offers a different terrain and nature at its best.

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Magnolia Community Park

Magnolia Community Park

Magnolia Community Park is located at 10111 Oak Leaf in the Magnolia Estates Subdivision at the intersection of Oak Leaf and Alexander. This park offers a ½ mile paved multi-purpose trail, playground, picnic tables, and a large open area for various activities. It has the distinction of being the first recognized urban forest in the state of Mississippi.

It was constructed in 1999 with grant assistance from many area businesses and state agencies. These included PepsiAmericas, Weyerhauser, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Southridge Community Park

Southridge Community Park

Southridge Community Park is located at 9730 Eva Drive. The park is 19 acres in size and borders Lick Creek. Amenities include a playground with rubberized safety surfacing, 1/2 mile walking trail, picnic tables, benches, baseball practice area with backstop, and 2-acre lake.

George M. Harrison Municipal Soccer Complex

George M. Harrison Municipal Soccer Complex

George M. Harrison Municipal Park is located at 8700 Church Rd at the intersection of Hwy 305. Amenities include 5 lighted international size soccer fields, automated lighting control system, automated irrigation, small pavillion and lake.

Ivy Trails Community Park

Ivy Trails Community Park

This park is 10 acres in size and offers a ½ mile long walking trail and small pavilion.

Below is the Ivy Trails revised park plan.

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Parks & Recreation Staff

James Campbell

James Campbell

Director
662-893-5219
jcampbell@obms.us

Greg Booker

Greg Booker

Assitant Director
662-893-5274
gbooker@obms.us

Kyle Edwards

Kyle Edwards

Athletic Coordinator
662-895-7371
kyle.edwards@obms.us

Laddie Renfroe

Laddie Renfroe

Assistant Athletics Coordinator
662-893-5267
lrenfroe@obms.us

Chip Myers

Chip Myers

Assistant Athletic Coordinator
662-895-4108
chip.myers@obms.us

Lisa Pretti

Lisa Pretti

Administrative Assistant
662-893-5219
lpretti@obms.us

Robert Buford

Robert Buford

Maintenance Supervisor
662-893-5268
robert.buford@obms.us

Joey Bishop

Joey Bishop

Athletic Facilities Supervisor
662-893-5268
joey.bishop@obms.us

 

 

 

James Campbell

James Campbell

Director
662-893-5219
jcampbell@obms.us

Greg Booker

Greg Booker

Assitant Director
662-893-5274
gbooker@obms.us

Kyle Edwards

Kyle Edwards

Athletic Coordinator
662-895-7371
kyle.edwards@obms.us

Laddie Renfroe

Laddie Renfroe

Assistant Athletics Coordinator
662-893-5267
lrenfroe@obms.us

Chip Myers

Chip Myers

Assistant Athletic Coordinator
662-895-4108
chip.myers@obms.us

Lisa Pretti

Lisa Pretti

Administrative Assistant
662-893-5219
lpretti@obms.us

Robert Buford

Robert Buford

Maintenance Supervisor
662-893-5268
robert.buford@obms.us

Joey Bishop

Joey Bishop

Athletic Facilities Supervisor
662-893-5268
joey.bishop@obms.us

Utility Forms

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Other Forms:

Public Works FAQ

How safe is the natural gas pipe line?

  • Answer: Underground natural gas pipelines are the safest mode of energy transportation.

How would I know if I have a gas leak inside my home?

  • Answer: Natural gas is odorless, tasteless and colorless. City of Olive Branch adds an odorant that is called mercaptan that is very recognizable to smell.

What do I do if I have a gas leak inside my home?

  • Answer: Do no operate electric switches. Do not use home telephone. Evacuate immediately to a safe distance, then use cell phone or neighbors phone to make the emergency call, 662-893-5209 or 911.

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Special Links

Here are some links to items of special interest, related to Public Works.

Special Interest Publications

To receive either of the following two publications, call 1-703-548-5473, or email Special Interest Publications.

  • Clean Water in Your Watershed: A Citizens Guide to Watershed Protection
  • HANDLE WITH CARE: Your Guide to Preventing Water Pollution

Water & Sewer

Water Division

The Water Division operates and maintains eight Water Treatment Plants that produces 4,396,781 gallons of safe potable water per day and a Distribution System that serves 15,905 customers on a daily basis.

Services Provided

  • Collecting daily samples to ensure water quality.
  • Maintenance and operation of City well sites.
  • Maintenance of water distribution lines.
  • Flushing water lines and fire hydrants.
  • Repairing leaks.
  • Line locates for contractors.
  • Installation of new meters.
  • Replacement of malfunctioning or damaged meters.

Sewer Division

The Sewer Division also maintains the Sewer Collection System in the City of Olive Branch, which serves 13,396 customers.

Services Provided

  • Maintaining 78 Sewer Pump Stations located throughout the City.
  • Cameraing of sewer lines to locate and identify problems.
  • Repairing and cleaning main sewer lines.
  • Installing new sewer service where needed.

Contact Information

Stephen Johnson, Water/Wastewater Superintendent

662-893-5200 Ext 207

steve.johnson@obms.us

Other Contacts

Emergencies

662-895-4111

Questions

662-893-5249

Water Line Location

800-227-6477

Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654

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