The Gulfport Sportsplex is a 250 acre recreational park located near Interstate-10 with in the city limits of Gulfport. The construction of the Gulfport Sportsplex is a multi-phase project designed by the Gulfport Department of Leisure Services. This project stemmed from a departmental master plan conducted in 1995 in which citizens of Gulfport along with committee members called for a multi-purpose recreational complex that could provide a wide array of recreational opportunities and activities as well as generate revenue and cater to the tourism market of many sports activities. Construction began in 1995.
Gulf Islands Water Park is the largest water park on the coast, featuring miles of slides and an island theme. The names of the attractions incorporate landmarks located within South Mississippi and the chain of islands just off the coast know as the Gulf Islands National Seashore. For more information, visit the GIWP website.
Additionally, the City of Gulfport's Leisure Services department operates 20 individual Community Centers, Recreation Centers, Facilities & Pavilions and 34 distinct Parks and Water Recreation areas. For more information, including a map of all the facilities, visit the Leisure Services website.