West Jackson Weekend Fun

Saturday Morning

The Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center is proud to host its 8th annual Sweetness “Fight Against Obesity” 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Fun Run. The purpose of this event is to
increase obesity awareness in Mississippi and to promote physical activity in the community with a concentrated effort on the youth. The event is slated to take place on the main campus of Jackson State University where the 5K Run/Walk and One mile Fun Run will foster increased community morale assembling local residents, businesses, parents and students around a common goal.
Race Day Registration Time: 6:30am-7:30am
For more information call 601-979-1368.

Saturday Afternoon
West Jackson Plan Public Meeting at 1:00pm.
Where: The Community Center at the Jackson Zoo
The purpose of the West Jackson Master Plan is to serve as a guidebook that empowers residents and stakeholders to invest in sustainable and inclusive social, physical and economic development within the community. Come out and help plan for our community.


The Jackson Zoo gained its accreditation back this past week and Sunday they are having a celebration PARTY! They will be serving cake from 1-3pm and there will be a special admissions price for everyone on Sunday.

For those who haven’t been by in the while, stop on by; the Zoo misses you and wants to show off what they have done and where they are headed.

Also, there will be an opportunity to sign up for healthcare at Battlefield Park from 1-6pm. Representatives from Humana and Central MS Health Services will be available to sign people up on the spot. Get help with getting health care insurance!

Have a fun and productive weekend!

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1 Comment on West Jackson Weekend Fun

  1. Embarrassing, but we at the zoo are not aware of a celebration party Sunday! Can you let us know source for the information?

    Beth Poff Sent from my iPhone


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