Parks and Recreation

11 South Lafayette Avenue
Brownsville, TN. 38012

The Brownsville-Haywood County Parks and Recreation Department was formed by a group of individuals in 1979 to serve all the citizens of Brownsville and Haywood County. The board has five members. They meet monthly on every third Monday at 4:45 p.m., at the Parks and Recreation building. All meetings are open to the public. Board members are Chairman: Gem Bell, Vice Chair – Joe Barden, Leon King, Edith Giles Williams and Greg Vanstory.

Brownsville-Haywood County Parks and Recreation maintains all city and county public property used for recreation such as East Side Complex, Haywood Softball Complex, the public swimming pool, LZ Hurley Memorial Stadium and others. On site, at 100 Boyd Avenue, Parks and Recreation hosts weekly aerobics for Seniors, bingo, and is often used for special trainings, interest meetings or job fairs. The Parks and Recreation staff team makes sure our shared recreational spaces are well maintained and ready to use.

The Parks and Recreation Department also co-sponsors several charitable and community events, such as the American Cancer Relay for Life event, throughout the year with local groups and organizations. The Parks and Recreation Department runs a summer camp and serves more than 100 children each summer.

The WOW building, across from the Parks and Recreation Office, is a small event venue with a full kitchen. In the yard of the WOW Building, there is outdoor exercise equipment for public use. Anyone interested in using the Brownsville-Haywood County Parks and Recreation facilities may call 731-772-6693 for more information.