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FNC Tennis Center - John Leslie Courts

Located at 400 Price Street, this facility houses 20 lighted hard tennis courts. FNC Tennis Center - 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. The 2019 Individual MHSAA Tennis State Championships were held April 29-May 1, with over 570 participants taking part. 
Visit for league information, news and events, and to see a calendar of all scheduled events on the courts.

Ulysses "Coach" Howell Activity Center

*COVID-19 update: Visitors will no longer need to make a reservation to walk or to play Pickleball during the hours of operation which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Masks will still have to be worn to enter the facility and while using the walking track. We are now open weekends at this time. Our hours of operation on Saturday is from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Sunday, the center is open from 1 until 5 p.m.

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.

Under normal circumstances not related to COVID-19, our information desk at the CHC is open from 11 a.m. until 8 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 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. 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 

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this facility is not currently in use to the general public. 

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 Total Body Fitness, Cardio Fit, yoga and pilates are held in the mornings Monday through Friday. 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 at the OPC Main Office, located at 310 South 15th Street. 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 for availability or more information.

Oxford City Pool

The Oxford City Pool has seasonal hours. The pool is now closed during the week, except weekends, starting in August. Weekends will have regular hours through Labor Day. Individual, family, and day passes are available. Facility rental information is available by contacting the OPC Main Office at (662) 232-2380

Daily Admission Rates
Age 54 and Under - $3.00
Age 55 and Over - Free
Family Night
$10 per family
Membership Rates
Individual - $50
Family - $150 (immediate only)

Below are the descriptions for swim lessons, which will help you place your child appropriately.

swim class descriptions.pdf

Oxford Community Garden

The mission of the Oxford Community Garden is to enhance the well-being and beauty of the community by assisting people in growing fresh produce, providing locally-grown food to people in need, increasing social interaction in the community, and creating an educational garden in an attractive setting. The garden is open to the public, but only members can participate. The garden is located next to the OUT Bus Depot on University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard.

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 $20 for all pavilions outside of Avent Park; the cost for Avent is $35. 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-mail [email protected]


Oxford Park Commission

396 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2379

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Oxford Park Commission

396 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2379

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