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        Attention Dog Lovers!

Do you have a dog that loves to get out and play?  Are you looking for a safe place for your dog to interact with other dogs?  Then join us for 'Yappy Hour' on the first Sunday of each month from 2 pm - 4 pm at the Jacksonville Dog Park located in Dupree Park, 1700 Redmond Road  (Water will not be available during the months of December through February due to winterization of the pipes in the park) .  In the event of inclement weather, 'Yappy Hour' will be postponed until the second Sunday of the month.  


Easter Egg Hunt          April 12           EXCELL PARK

Ages:  walking to 10        Please arrive at Excell Park at 10:00 am.

Everyone is invited to Jacksonville's largest Easter Egg Hunt!  Children can participate in this holiday tradition in a fun and safe environment.  The Easter bunny will make a special appearance, also.  In the event of rain, all ages will meet at the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club at 10:00 am.  Admission is free!

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Underwater Easter Egg Hunt        April 14        Community Center        6 pm - 8 pm

Children ages 3-12 can take hunting Easter Eggs to a different level at the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt.  Admission is $5.00 and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club.

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Pool Side Cutie Contest        June 14        Splash Zone        9 am - 11 am

Certificates and medals will be awarded to each child.  Entry forms can be picked up at the Jacksonville Community Center, the Martin Street Youth Center, Splash Zone, or the Chamber of Commerce.  For more information call Mary at 912-9422 or Dana at 982-4171. 

Youth Fishing Derby        June 21     Ages 15 and Under                                             

Registration will take place on the morning of the derby.  Lots of hungry fish will be biting at the Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Dupree Park Lake.  Prizes will be given and the derby is free.




The Big Bang on the Range

Join us at the newly constructed Shooting Complex on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day.  The time for the event will be 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.   


Back to School Splash        August 22    

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

       This family fun event is open for all ages.  Take a swim at Splash Zone as we celebrate the end of summer and the start of another school year.  $2.00 admission plus $1.00 to ride the slide

Regulation swim wear will be required.


  Holiday Craft and Gift Sale

November 21 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 22 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children

Jacksonville Community Center

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 2014 Holiday Craft and Gift Sale Application

Jacksonville Fantasy in Lights Decorating Contest 

Jacksonville--It is time to start thinking about decorating your home, church, or business for the holidays!  Jacksonville A & P Commission, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring Jacksonville Fantasy in Lights Decorating Contest.  Homes, streets, churches, and businesses must be signed up by December 16  Judging will take place December 16 after 6:00 pm.  Call 982-4171 for more information.

For more information, please call Dana at 982-4171 or email at

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Last updated: 3/5/2014 9:43:06 AM