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Parks & Recreation

Mount Vernon is proud to have seven parks, each with its own unique
qualities and amenities, as well as a variety of recreational activities to
choose from.

Click here for names and photos of all parks.

Spirit of '76 Park Expansion Phase 1
Click here for PDF version.

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Spirit of '76 Park - Swimming Pool

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The swimming pool at the Spirit of '76 Park will open Saturday, May 25, 2024.
Last day will be Monday, September 2, 2024.

Pool hours are as follows: 

Sunday – Thursday 1 pm – 6 pm
Friday 1 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Adult Swim (Monday – Thursday) 6 pm – 7 pm

Pool fees are as follows: 

Ages 0 – 2 (Must be accompanied by an adult) Free
All Swimmers $ 3.00
Non-swimmers $ 3.00
Season Passes $ 150.00 (1-5 people)
Each Additional Family Member (per Person) $30.00

Pool parties: 

Pool parties may be booked at the pool in advance.
Pool parties are two-hours long.
Sunday from 6 pm – 8 pm
Pool Rental Fee (Admissions is not included in listed prices) $200.00
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To Be Determined...........

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Mt. Vernon has a thriving sports program. The Mt. Vernon School System offers football, basketball, tennis, golf, and track during the school year. The Mt. Vernon sports program has a very loyal following in the citizens of Mt. Vernon, which can be evidenced by the attendance at the sports events throughout the year.

Mighty Mite Football is offered to kids from third to sixth grade during the fall of each year at the Mountaineer Stadium.
Find more information on Facebook at Mt. Vernon Mighty Mites.

Soccer is also played in the spring and fall and is available for kids from 3 to 15 years of age.
Leagues play on Saturdays at the Spirit of '76 Park.
Find more information on Facebook: Lawrence County Youth Soccer. Web: LCYSA. Email:

Basketball leagues are also available for girls and boys at 417 Athletics.
Find more information on Facebook: 417 Athletics. Web: Email:

Softball and baseball leagues range in ages from pre-school children to 16 with sign-ups in Mid February.
Leagues play May and June.
Find more information on their Facebook: Mountaineer Baseball & Softball Association. Email:

City of Mt. Vernon Park Staff

Geoff Ford, Parks & Recreation Supervisor - (417) 466-2547
Chad Short, Golf Course Supervisor - (417) 466-7831