Lucedale offers a wide range of activities for the youth. The Milton Murrah Ball Field Complex hosts baseball, soccer and softball. The Lucedale Soccer complex is adjacent to the Milton Murrah Ball Field and features lighted soccer fields and a softball field.
Check George County Sports for information on recreational sports in George County.
Lucedale City Park
The Lucedale City Park is very unique and offers fun for young and old alike. New state of the art playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, a walking track, Splash Pad and many facilities for Scouting and picnics. Pavilions and bar-b-que grills are frequently in use accommodating civic groups, family reunions and the general public. Make sure to visit our 300 seat amphitheater and war memorial while visiting the Park. Lucedale also has two other small parks they are Lavelett Park and Benyard Park for community enjoyment. Lucedale Soccer complex is adjacent to the Milton Murrah Ball Field and features lighted soccer fields and a softball field.
Lucedale's Splash Pad is located inside the Municipal Park and is the perfect spot to cool off during warmer weather.
The Splash Pad opens in the early Spring and closes in the Fall.
Lucedale-George County Public Library
Many individuals enjoy the Lucedale-George County Public Library. It is the third largest in circulation of materials in the Jackson-George Regional Library System. In 1991, the library won national notoriety in relations with the theme “the little library that could”. Mississippi Shakespeare in the Lucedale City Park is sponsored by the Library every two years. The Lucedale City Park is transformed into a venue of short scenes from William Shakespeare by local actors with Elizabethan music and entertainment.
Books, audio tapes, videos, and periodicals are available for all ages on both educational and entertainment subjects. Free public computers are available with Internet access and linked with state-funded MAGNOLIA family of databases. All computers also have Microsoft Office Suite and other software for public use. Expansion of the current library building, beginning in summer 2001 will add an additional 6,000 square feet of space to the current building. This expansion will allow the library to furnish meeting room space, increase programming, number of volumes, and public computers.
Library cards are free to anyone with verification of their social security card or Drivers License. The Library Hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9AM-6PM; Wednesday and Friday 9AM-5PM; and Saturday 9AM-1PM. Books may be reserved or renewed by library card holders on-line www.jgrls.org/.