The Parks & Recreation Department provides residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space park land throughout the city.
The Parks & Recreation Department operates neighborhood and community parks that range in size from less than one acre to just over 100 acres. Facilities at developed local parks vary from site to site, and include combinations of sports courts, athletic fields, picnic areas and shelters, trails, sitting areas, recreation buildings and play equipment. The City of Jasper has recently purchased over 25 acres of land off Walston Bridge Road North to develop a new park.
Tree City USA
The City of Jasper has held the designation Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation since 1988. To become a Tree City USA community, a city must meet four standards: have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Tree City USA is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit, environmental educational organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.