Currently, the Collierville Park System has 20 regional, community and neighborhood parks with acres of parkland, 25 athletic fields, miles of existing Greenbelt trails, Cox Community Center and the Herald Theatre. The department consists of divisions: Recreation & Sports, Cultural Arts, Maintenance Operations and Special Events and Tourism. The department services more than 100,000 participants in its programs each year.
The Collierville Greenbelt System is operated and maintained by the Town of Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. The Greenbelt system is designed for over 60 miles of trails and sidewalks connecting parks, schools, neighborhoods, and commercial districts. The town currently manages over 14.5 miles of trails within the corporate limits. Designed to enhance the natural beauty of the town, the trails run along laterals of the famous Wolf River and Nonconnah Creek preserving natural vegetation and providing protected wildlife habitats. Whether you are a biker, walker, runner, or simply enjoy strolling your child outdoors, the Greenbelt is within easy access for many Collierville residents.
Some of Collierville's outdoor Park opportunities are:
H. W. Cox Jr. Park
Located at 440 W. Powell Road, H. W. Cox Jr. Park is the centerpiece of the Collierville Park System and includes the Cox Community Center and the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre. This 67 acre park is the site of a four (4) field baseball/softball complex with concessions, six (6) outdoor tennis courts, two (2) playgrounds, picnic pavilion, 1.5 mile walking trail, and five (5) multi-purpose athletic fields with concessions. H.W. Cox Jr. Park is the host of several major special events each year including the Collierville Independence Day Celebration and Business Expo.
The Cox Community Center accommodates over 50,000 participants each year and includes two gyms, Desoto Athletic Club Fitness Complex and Department Administrative Offices. The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre is a 352-seat theatre providing a wide variety of cultural opportunities in conjunction with the Collierville Arts Council.
W.C. Johnson Park
Located at Wolf Ridge Drive and Johnson Park Drive this 271-acre park is unique to the Collierville Park System because of its proximity to the Wolf River Corridor and its 75-acres of undisturbed wetland areas that is the home of the Peterson Lake Nature Center, 1.2 miles of boardwalkk, and 2.5 miles of primative river bottom trails.
Components include a five (5) field baseball/softball complex with concessions, two lighted multipurpose synthetic turf athletic fields, five lakes, 2 playgrounds, gazebo, 2 spray parks, over 3.5 miles of walking trails providing a major connection with the Collierville Greenbelt System. W.C. Johnson Park hosts numerous district, state, regional and national athletic events.
A 16.2acre semi-wooded park located on South Street east of Center Street which includes two lighted baseball/softball fields, open green space areas, restroom facilities, pavilion, playground, picnic areas, off/leash dog park and two multi purpose fields.
Located in the heart of the Historic Town Square District, the park is the trademark of the Town. The Square features turn of the century walkways, cast iron fences, an antiqued-styled clock, a bandstand, a turn of the century and tourable train cars and log cabin. The office of Main Street Collierville resides in the depot adjacent to the park.
Nikki McCray Park
Located south of Highway 72 on Harris Park Road, the park consists of two soccer fields, pavilion, two basketball courts, baseball/softball practice fields, playground, and a 1/2-mile walking track.
Located on Estanaula Trails on Byhalia Road in south Collierville, this 9-acre neighborhood park consists of a lake and connection with the Collierville Greenbelt System. Features include a playground, picnic tables, two (2) tennis courts and parking.
Hinton Park is the Town’s newest Community Park and located on the NW corner of Holmes Road and Fleming Road. Opened for our residents in November 2015, the park features giant oaks, vast open spaces (for unstructured play), playgrounds (one surrounded with outdoor musical instruments and a u-shaped sandbox), a Disc Golf course, exercise trails, King of the Hill, and a Performance Lawn. There is also access and connections to local residential areas via greenbelt trails and roads. The 85 acres opened as part of phase I development of the park includes a lake that is 12 - 15 feet deep and is part of an elaborate ecosystem with a designated wetlands area. The lake will also serve as a natural aquifer for irrigation of the park during the summer growing season.