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John Leslie Courts

Located at 400 Price Street, this facility houses 20 lighted hard tennis courts. The John Leslie Courts handles all Tennis Lessons (Youth and Adults), City and County High School Tennis Matches, USTA Leagues, and USTA Tournaments. FNC Tennis Center - John Leslie Courts is the largest public hard court tennis facility in the state of Mississippi. The courts are open year round and open to the public. Lights at the courts will turn off at 11 p.m. Visit for league information, news and events, and to see a calendar of all scheduled events on the courts.

Ulysses "Coach" Howell Activity Center

The new Ulysses "Coach" Howell Activity Center (CHC) is located at 396 Price Street, on the corner of Molly Barr road, across from the police department and The Pantry. The $12 million facility hosts all of our youth basketball league games and features 12 individual basketball goals. There are two full-size basketball courts located in the gym for open play during the week. The facility can also host volleyball and Pickleball. Our new gymnastics area is located in a wing this is approximately 6,000 square feet. There is also a walking track upstairs as well as arcade and table games. 

Our information desk at the CHC is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of major holidays like New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas. The gym and walking track is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, the hours for both the gym and track is from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The facility is also open on Saturdays that don't fall on a holiday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on Sundays that aren't major holidays from 1 until 5 p.m. If you would like to register for classes or sports at the information desk, please visit us during the week. We will not offer in-person registration on the weekends. The office can accessed via phone at (662) 232-2379. For a day-to-day information on hours of operation, visit our social media sites that can be accessed at the top of our website homepage. Sam Pryor is our facility manager in charge of the new center. He can be reached at (662) 816-9613 or via e-mail at [email protected]. Any concerns or comments can be sent to him directly. 

Oxford Activity Center 

Located at 400 Price Street, the Oxford Activity Center (OAC) facility was opened in 1976 and it remains the center of our Leisure Lifestyles programs. Classes such as Cardio Fit, Aerobic Exercise and Strength Training are held in the mornings Monday through Friday. Fencing and karate are also based out of the OAC. The LLO room also has a number of table game in the mornings and afternoons. The center features two indoor basketball courts, a gymnastics room, and several multipurpose rooms. This center is available for rent. Call (662) 232-2380 for availability or more information. Contact the Activity Center office at 662-232-2379. Sam Pryor is the facility manager for the OAC. He can be reached at (662) 816-9613 or [email protected] Any concerns or comments can be sent to him directly.

Stone Center

Located at 423 Washington Ave., across from the City Pool, Stone Center is OPC's main rental facility. Reservations for the building can only be made in person. Kim Pettis is in charge of renting the center. The Stone Center contains a multi-purpose center with kitchen, storage rooms and an office. This center is available for rent and will seat (without tables) 175 people. Call (662) 232-2380 or email [email protected] for availability or more information.

Oxford City Pool (Under Construction in 2024)

The Oxford City Pool is closed for the 2024 summer as it undergoes a renovation to open again in 2025. The main number of the Oxford City Pool is 232-2386.

Daily Admission Rates
Age 54 and Under - $3.00
Age 55 and Over - Free
Membership Rates 
Individual - $75
Family - $225

Summer 2023 Swim Lesson Descriptions

Intro to Swim Basics -  Ages 4-12

Participants will learn personal water safety and basic swimming competency by learning water safety skills.  Water Acclimation works on becoming comfortable underwater. Introduction of basic rescue skills and basic swim strokes with assistance from instructors. Water movement will encourage forward movement in the water as well as continuing to build on self-rescue independently. Freestyle and breast stroke will be introduced. Water Stamina will focus on perfecting freestyle and backstroke with review of self-rescue skills.

Intermediate Swim Strokes -   Ages 6-12

Participants will have mastered the fundamentals taught in the Intro to Swim Basics class. Focus in this class will be stroke development in breaststroke, butterfly, and review of freestyle and backstroke.

Advanced Swimmers -   Ages 6-12

Participants in this class should be proficient in all 4 of the basic swim strokes and interested in eventually swimming competitively but not quite ready to commit. They will also be eligible to participate in our Recreational Swim Meet as well as be eligible to play Water Polo.

Adults —  18 and older

Adult participants of any skill level wanting to learn to swim are eligible to sign up for this class.

Oxford Community Garden

The Oxford Community Garden offers the opportunity to grow a vegetable or flower garden for yourself or for harvest donations to the Pantry.  We have over 50 plots of varying sizes, along with tools, water, and a lot of sunshine.  For a nominal fee, you, too, can be a member and plot holder.  Contact us any time of the year at [email protected] to ask about plot availability or about working with our Community Harvest team.  We're located at the corner of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard, next to the OUT bus depot. Join us!

Park Pavilions

There are a number of pavilions that are available for rental purposes. They include Avent Park, Stone Park, Price Hill, Rivers Hill and Bailey Branch. There is a two-hour minimum to rent the pavilions, which are perfectly suited for birthday parties and other family outings. Cost per hour is $35 for all pavilions outside of Avent Park; the cost for Avent is $50. There is also a $50 security deposit due at the time of contract, which is refundable if cleaning requirements are met. For more information, e-mai l[email protected]


Oxford Park Commission

400 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2380

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Oxford Park Commission

400 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2380

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