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Jones Park

This facility is located on 60 acres at the very south end of Highway 49, the center of the City of Gulfport adjacent to the Mississippi State Port. Not only is this park/harbor facility a signature facility for the City of Gulfport but it is the “Front Yard for the State of Mississippi”.


History of Jones Park

​During Hurricane Katrina, the City of Gulfport Marina and Jones Park was under 25’ of flood waters. When the water receded, the Marina and Park were unrecognizable and un-usable. The process of rebuilding the facilities has taken seven years and multiple funding sources. This $40 million dollar Marina project was reopened for recreational boat owners in August 2011 and Jones Park reopened to the public in May 2012.

Jones Park Amenities

  • 319 Slip Marina and Promenade Walk
  • Marina Services Building
  • Barksdale Pavilion (23,000 square feet)
  • Leo Seal Educational Plaza (8,000 square feet)
  • Splash pad and Playground Area
  • Replica Lighthouse
  • Amphitheatre Stage Area with Flanking Pavilions
  • Harbor Market Pavilion (5,000 sq. feet)
  • 20th Avenue Circle Anchor Installation (40,000 lb Seabee Donation)
  • .86 mile walking track
  • Fuel Dock & Bait Shop
  • Paving and water/sewer and electrical infrastructure
  • Asphalt parking for 450 vehicles and 60 boat trailers

Splash Pad
Open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week - May-September

The Jones Park Splash Pad is a zero-depth aquatic solution that is comprised of a tropical theme and combines the sensations of different water movements. These movements consist of flowing, misting, and jetting with standard products for uncompromising design and unequalled play adventure.

The Jones Park Splash Pad provides the most relaxing experience mixed with family fun for all ages. Its palm tree's and beach front location gives it a calming place to relax as well as an exciting place to let go and release lots of fun filled energy. Please call (228) 868-5881 prior to arriving at the splash pad.

Event Hosting

If you would like to host an event at Jones Park and/or rent one of the below structures/pavilions, please contact us at 228-868-5881 or lsevents@gulfport-ms.gov.

Barksdale Pavilion Leo Seal Educational Plaza
Amphitheater Area with Flanking Pavilions Harbor Market Pavilion



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