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DeSoto County tourism

Sports Facility Guide


Some of the quality

sporting events

hosted by

DeSoto County:

Dizzy Dean Baseball

World Series

Dizzy Dean Softball

World Series

Gulf South Conference

Basketball Championships

Gulf South Conference

Softball Championships

NABF World Classics

PBR (Professional Bull Riding)

Rodeo of the Mid-South

USSSA World Series

Services provided by

DeSoto County

Tourism:

Clearinghouse for hotels and

restaurants

Hospitality items for coaches

Site inspectors

Registration Assistance

Public Relations Assistance

Media Relations Assistance

Welcoming

DeSoto County is always a hit no matter

how you play!

Tucked in between Tunica, MS and Memphis, TN,

you will fi nd a treasure chest of facilities and outdoor

recreation perfect for any sporting event.

Th ere’s Snowden Grove Park in Southaven, the nation’s

largest youth baseball complex, plus Greenbrook Park

with eight softball fi elds. Olive Branch is home to fi ve

soccer fi elds, plus baseball and softball facilities. An

additional nine baseball fi elds, several soccer fi elds and a

skateboard park can be found in Horn Lake. Hernando

off ers an additional nine playing fi elds, an equestrian

arena and a roller hockey rink.

Th e DeSoto Civic Center plays host to pro arena sports

in season and is an outstanding venue for a variety of

competitive events.

Add 72 holes of championship golf spread across four

stunning courses and DeSoto County is hard to beat.

For more information, please contact:

DeSoto County Tourism

4716 Pepper Chase Drive, Southaven, MS 38671

(662) 393-8770 • Fax (662) 393-8771

www.SoDeSoto.com

DeSoto County

Sports Contacts:

Hernando youth Sports

662-429-4365

Hernando Parks

and Recreation

662-429-9096

www.cityofhernando.org

Horn lake Parks

and Recreation

662-781-4529

www.hornlakeparks.com

olive Branch Parks

and Recreation

662-893-5219

www.obms.us

Southaven Parks

and Recreation

662-890-7275

www.southaven.org

DeSoto County Sports Facilities

DeSoto Civic Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Hernando Civic Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Latimer Lakes Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Olive Branch City Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Snowden Grove Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Greenbrook Softball Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

George M. Harrison Soccer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Hernando Sports & Fitness Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Southaven Soccer Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Unique Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Additional Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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D e S o t o C i V i C C e n t e R

DeSoto Civic Center

The DeSoto Civic Center is a multi-facet facility capable of hosting a wide variety

of events each year. The arena plays host to the Mississippi RiverKings, of the

Central Hockey League. Not only is hockey held in the arena, but other sporting

events such as boxing, basketball, and rodeos are held throughout the year.

4560 Venture Drive • Southaven

662-280-9120

www.desotociviccenter.com

F a C i l i t y S tat S

10,000 Seat arena

• Floor size: 250’ x 140’ (35,000 sq. ft.)

• 60’ low steel, 80’ ceiling

• Ice Floor size: 200’ x 85’ with

dashers and glass

Capacity

• Wrestling, Boxing – 10,000

• Hockey, Football, Basketball

– 9,000

• Standard 180° concert – 7,574

• Standard 360° concert – 8,806

• Ice Show, Rodeo, Circus – 8,500

Concessions

• Six permanent, plus portables for

36 points of sale

Some of the quality sporting events

hosted by DeSoto Civic Center:

Memphis Elite Cheer Competition

World Spirit Association Cheer Competition

Deep South Cheer Competition

Professional Hockey

12 luxury Suites

Xplorers (Arena 2 Football)

TNA Wrestling

Dressing Rooms

Five team, Two star;

Showbox (Mixed Martial Arts)

plus multi-purpose room

and office

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H e R n a n D o C i V i C C e n t e R

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 6 lighted Baseball / Softball

Fields

• 3 non-lighted Baseball /

Softball Fields

• equestrian arena

• Roller Street Hockey Rink

Hernando Civic Center

The 53-acre park features baseball and softball

fields, an equestrian arena and a roller hockey

rink. The Civic Center is home to the Jr.

StreetKings roller hockey program, run by the

Mississippi RiverKings.

3800 Robertson Gin Road • Hernando

Contact: Hernando youth Sports 662-429-4365

latimer lakes Park

The 120-acre park features a nature walking trail,

tennis courts, baseball fields, football fields, three

lakes, a playground complete with Astro Turf

and outdoor skating. The bowl-type skating park,

built for skateboards, bicycles and inline skates,

covers a half-acre site and features ramps and

slide rails.

5633 tulane Road • Horn lake

Contact: Horn lake Parks and Recreation

662-781-4529 • www.hornlakeparks.com

l at i m e R l a k e S Pa R k

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 9 lighted Baseball Fields

(multi-use)

4 fields for 5, 6, 7, 8 year olds

2 fields for 9, 10, 11, 12 year olds

3 fields for 13+ year olds

• Bleachers

• 3 lighted outdoor tennis Courts

• 1 non-lighted tennis Court

• 3 Fishing lakes (with permit)

• 19 hole Disk Golf Course

• Skate Park (Bikes, skateboards,

in-line skates)

• nature Walking trail

• 2 Football Fields –

1 lighted, 1 non-lighted

• 2 full-size Soccer Fields

(can be converted)

• Playground

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o l i V e B R a n C H C i t y Pa R k

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 6 lighted Softball Fields

• 8 lighted Baseball Fields

• 3 lakes (fishing with permit)

• 5 outdoor lighted tennis Courts

• Playground

• 8-lane, 400 meter rubber

Surface track

• 2 Walking trails

(2 miles and half mile)

• amphitheater

• Pavilion

olive Branch City Park

Olive Branch City Park is 135 acres in size and

offers multiple sporting opportunities in a

beautiful natural setting with a scenic overlook.

8267 Goodman Road • olive Branch

Contact: olive Branch Parks and Recreation

662-893-5219 • www.obms.us

Snowden Grove Park

Snowden Grove Park is the nation’s largest youth

baseball complex. Snowden Grove hosts numerous

World Series and other national events because

of its many amenities and locale. The 10,000-seat

amphitheather hosts many national acts yearround.

The latest addition to Snowden Grove Park

is the Southaven Field of Dreams, a mini complex

for handicapped and mentally challenged children

and adults. The Field of Dreams provides the

opportunity to participate in the great game of

baseball in a safe environment.

S n o W D e n G R o V e Pa R k

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 17 lighted Baseball Fields

• amphitheater

• Playground

3376 nail Road • Southaven

Contact: Southaven Parks and Recreation 662-890-7275 • www.southaven.org

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G R e e n B R o o k S o F t B a l l C o m P l e X

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 8 lighted Softball Fields

5 fields are 225’

1 field is 275’

2 fields are 300’

• Bleachers

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 5 lighted Soccer Fields

• Walking trail (2/3 mile)

Greenbrook Softball Complex

Greenbrook Park built in 2000, has quickly become

known as the premier youth fastpitch venue in

the South. This pristine 8-field facility offers the

participating teams the opportunity to play at a first

class complex along with experiencing the southern

charm that this area offers.

800 Stowewood • Southaven

Contact: Southaven Parks and Recreation

662-890-7275 • www.southaven.org

G e o R G e m . H a R R i S o n m U n i C i Pa l S o C C e R Pa R k

George m. Harrison Park

Amenities include five lighted international size

soccer fields, automated lighting control system,

automated irrigation, small pavilion and lake.

8700 Church Road • olive Branch

Contact: olive Branch Parks and Recreation

662-893-5219 • www.obms.us

Hernando Sports & Fitness Park

Located at the Old Hernando High School, the

Hernando Sports and Fitness Park offers a ¼ mile

track, a lighted soccer/football field and outdoor

exercise equipment.

161 east South Street • Hernando

Contact: Hernando Parks and Recreation

662-429-9096 • www.cityofhernando.org

Southaven Soccer Complex

Kick your way to fun at the recreational soccer

complex for all ages.

4700 Stateline Road • Southaven

Contact: Southaven Parks and Recreation

662-890-7275 • www.southaven.org

H e R n a n D o S P o R t S & F i t n e S S Pa R k

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• track (1/4 mile)

• outdoor exercise equipment

• Concession Stand

• 1 lighted Soccer Field/

Football Field

• Bleachers for 300+ people

S o U t H aV e n S o C C e R C o m P l e X

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 8 full lighted Soccer Fields

(can be converted)

• Can host under 6 to adult

• Bleachers

• Concession Stand

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G o l F

Cherokee Valley

Golf Club

Nestled among gently

rolling hills, this course

extends a challenging

game to golfers of all

skill levels with 11 lakes

and 78 bunkers. Wide

fairways and clean roughs

are very forgiving, and

the lodge-style clubhouse

features spectacular views

of the 9th and 18th holes.

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 18-hole, par 72 Course

• Driving Range

• Practice Green

• Clubhouse

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 18-hole, par 72 Course

• State-of-the-art

Practice Facility

• Driving Range

• Clubhouse

9425 Plantation Road • olive Branch

662-895-3530 • www.olivebranchgolf.com

6635 Crumpler Boulevard • olive Branch

662-893-4444 • www.olivebranchgolf.com

Plantation

Golf Club

This 18-hole, par 72 course

is on the cutting edge of

the game with well-placed

berms and 35 acres of

water framing many of

the holes. A beautiful

colonial-style clubhouse,

fully stocked pro shop,

snack bar, driving range and

putting green complete the

facility.

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 18-hole, par 72 Course

• Driving Range

• Practice Green

• Clubhouse

the Club

at north Creek

North Creek’s rolling

link style layout features

some the finest Bentgrass

greens in the area and

Mississippi Choice

Bermuda Fairways.

North Creek also has a

complete practice facility.

The state of the art clubhouse

offers a pro shop, a

bar & grill and beautiful

views of the course.

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 18-hole link-style

Championship Course

• Bentgrass Greens

• Driving Range

• Practice Green

• Clubhouse

Wedgewood

Golfers Club

8770 north Creek Boulevard • Southaven

662-280-4653 • www.wwncgolf.com

A welcoming club house,

Bermuda greens, and an

8-acre practice range are

just some of the

attractions at this unique

golf course set among

rolling hills, hardwood

trees and natural beauty.

Ranked by Golf Digest

as one of the Top 10 Best

Mississippi Courses.

5206 tournament Drive • olive Branch • 662-895-7490 • www.wwncgolf.com

Southaven Golf Center

Executive length course and lighted driving range

provides a fun golf outing for everyone.

8925 Swinnea Road • Southaven • 662-393-0370

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 9-hole, par 3 Course

• lighted Driving Range

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U n i q U e V e n U e S

BancorpSouth

Sports Center

Located in Snowden

Grove Park, kids of all

ages can enjoy indoor

batting practice, soccer

practice, putt-putt golf,

arcade and snack bar.

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• indoor Baseball and

Softball Batting Cages

• indoor 152’ x 90’ Soccer

arena

• 36 holes of miniature Golf

• arcade

3335 Pine tar alley • Southaven

Contact: Southaven Parks and Recreation • 662-890-7275 • www.southaven.org

arena at Southaven

7360 Hwy 51 north • Southaven

Contact: Southaven Parks and Recreation • 662-890-7275 • www.southaven.org

arkabutla lake

A sailor’s haven, a

fisherman’s dream and

a draw for hunters,

campers and hikers.

Hernando

662-562-6261

www.mvk.usace.army.

mil/lakes/ms/arkabutla

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• 40,704 acre lake

• Rated top 5 Crappie

Fishing lake in nation

• 8 Boat Ramps

• 333 Campsites

• nature trails

• Picnic areas

• Playgrounds

• Swimming Beaches

F a C i l i t y S tat S

• Climate Controlled

• Permanent Bleacher

Seating: 636

• additional 500 chairs

(on site)

• 60 round tables (on site)

Hernando

addie Baldwin Park

330 Hill Street

• Basketball court with four goals

including one full size court

Church Park

Commerce Street

a D D i t i o n a l V e n U e S

• Pizza Cafe

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• Pavilion

• BBq Grill

• Playground

• 2 lighted tennis courts

Conger Park

135 West oak Grove Road

• 2 Walking trails

(Roughly 1/2 mile and 1/4 mile each)

• 3 Pavilions

• BBq Grills

• Playground

• 2 tennis Courts (will be lighted in 2009)

Horn lake

Wooten Park

nail Road

• 4 lighted Softball Fields/Practice Fields

• Bleachers

• Playground

• Walking trail

olive Branch

Southridge Community Park

9730 eva Drive

• Playground

• Walking trail (1/2 mile)

• Picnic tables

• BBq Grills

• Pavilion

• Baseball practice (backstop area)

• two acre fishing lake (with permit)

Southaven

Central Park

7505 Stonegate

• 18 Hole Disc Golf Course

• Playground

• lakes

• Walking trail

Cherry Valley Park

7505 Cherry Valley

• 3 lighted Football Fields

• Playground

• Walking trail

Southaven Skate Park

Rasco Road / Hwy 51

• Roller Hockey Rink

• Skate Board Park

Southaven tennis Center

3750 Freeman lane

• 4 outdoor Concrete Courts

• Rental building

Strike Zone Bowling lanes

3330 Pinetar alley

• 32 High Performance lanes


l o D G i n G

BeD & BReakFaStS

Hernando

magnolia Grove

Bed & Breakfast

140 E. Commerce Street

662-429-2626

magnoliagrove.com

meadow View Farm

Bed & Breakfast inn

3501 Hwy. 305

901-289-4677

bbonline.com/ms/meadowview

H o t e l S

Hernando

Days inn of Hernando

943 E. Commerce Street

662-429-0000 / 800-DAYSINN

daysinn.com

Scottish inns and Suites

900 E. Commerce Street

662-449-2900

Super 8 motel

2425 Slones Way

662-429-5334 / 800-800-8000

super8.com

Sassafras inn

Bed & Breakfast

785 Hwy 51 South

800-882-1897

memphis.to

Horn lake

Gracepines

Bed & Breakfast

1008 Tuscany Way

662-342-1643

gracepines.net

Drury inn and Suites

735 Goodman Road

662-349-6622

800-DRURYINN

druryhotels.com

econo lodge

6868 Interstate Blvd.

662-536-1288

800-4-CHOICE

choicehotels.com/hotel/

ms171

la quinta inn & Suites

(Opening Soon)

721 SW Access Drive

662-510-6500

lq.com

olive Branch

andover Plantation

Bed & Breakfast

9503 Bethel Road

662-893-1454

andoverplantation.com

Brigadoon Farms

350 Hwy 305

662-895-3098

brigadoonfarms.com

the Fountain South inn

6769 Morell Cove

901-413-7771

fountainsouthinn.com

Sleep inn

708 DeSoto Cove

662-349-2773 / 800-4CHOICE

choicehotel.com/hotel/

ms427

olive Branch

Best Western olive Branch

Hotel & Suites

10915 Business Center Drive

662-892-2680

bestwestern.com/olive

branchhotelandsuites

Fairfield inn & Suites

7044 Hacks Cross Road

662-892-4469

marriott.com/memob

Hampton inn

6830 Crumpler Blvd.

662-893-7600

800-HAMPTON

hamptoninn.com

Holiday inn express

Hotel & Suites

8900 Expressway Drive

662-893-8700 / 800-HOLIDAY

hiexpress.com/olivebranchms

magnolia inn & Suites

(Opening Soon)

6935 W. Hamilton Circle

318-573-5581

olive Branch motel

9575 Hwy 178

662-895-3272

Super 8

11064 Business Center Drive

662-893-8930 / 800-800-8000

super8.com

Whispering Woods

Hotel & Conference Center

11200 E. Goodman Road

662-895-2941

wwconferencecenter.com

Comfort Suites

7075 Moore Drive

662-349-0100 / 800-424-6423

choicehotels.com/hotel/

ms120

Courtyard By marriott

7225 Sleepy Hollow Drive

662-996-1480 / 800-Marriot

courtyardsouthaven.com

Fairfield inn & Suites

7149 Sleepy Hollow Drive

662-349-6640

800-MARRIOT

marriott.com/memsh

Hampton inn

390 Goodman Road

662-349-8855 / 800-HAMPTON

hamptoninn.com

Hilton Garden inn

6671 Towne Center Loop

662-349-0277

memphissouthaven.hgi.com

Holiday inn

280 Marathon Way

662-349-0444

holidayinnsouthaven.com

Holiday inn express

340 Stateline Road West

662-393-2881 / 800-HOLIDAY

holidayinnexpress.com

l o D G i n G

Residence inn

7165 Sleepy Hollow Drive

662-996-1500

residenceinnsouthaven.com

Southern inn and Suites

8945 Hamilton Road

662-393-4174

southerninnsouthaven.com

Super 8

8734 Hamilton Road

662-796-0018 / 877-796-0018

super8.com

travelers inn & Suites

2101 Stateline Road West

662-393-7800

R V Pa R k S

Hernando

arkabutla lake

3905 Arkabutla Dam Road

662-562-6261

Horn lake

memphis Jellystone Park

Camp-Resort

1400 Audubon Point Drive

662-342-7720

www.memphisjellystone.

com

Horn lake

Best Western Horn lake

(Opening Soon)

6910 Windchase Dr.

662-349-6169

bestwestern.com

Days inn

801 DeSoto Road

662-349-3493

800-DAYSINN

daysinn.com

motel 6

701 Southwest Drive

662-349-4439 / 800-4MO-

TEL6

motel6-memphis-hornlake.com

Ramada limited

6851 Interstate Blvd.

662-349-0070

800-2RAMADA

ramadagulfcoast.com

Candlewood Suites

7448 Craft-Goodman Road

662-890-7491

candlewoodsuites.com/welcome

Comfort inn

7049 Enterprise Drive

662-895-0456 / 800-4CHOICE

choicehotels.com/hotel/

ms417

Comfort Suites

6921 Parkwood Drive

662-892-4445

comfortsuites.com

Southaven

Budget inn

8938 Assembly Drive

662-280-0408

Comfort inn

8792 Hamilton Road

662-342-5847 / 800-4CHOICE

choicehotels.com/hotel/

ms032

key West inn

5115 Pepper Chase Drive

662-280-8826 / 800-833-0555

keywestinn.net

magnolia inn & Suites

5069 Pepper Chase Drive

662-280-5555 / 866-280-8003

magnoliainnsuites.com

quality inn

8840 Hamilton Road

662-342-8222 / 877-217-7145

www.qualityinn.com/hotel/

ms111

Southaven

eZ Daze RV Park

536 WE Ross Parkway

662-342-7720

www.ezdazervpark.info

Southaven RV Park

270 W. Stateline Road

662-393-8585

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DeSoto County

Sports Facilities

1. arena at Southaven

2. arkabutla lake

3. Cherokee Valley Golf Club

4. DeSoto County Civic Center

5. Greenbook Softball Complex

6. George m Harrison

municipal Soccer Park

7. Hernando Civic Center

8. Hernando Sports &

Fitness Park

9. latimer lakes Park

10. olive Branch City Park

11. Plantation Golf Club

12. Snowden Grove Park/

BancorpSouth Sports Center

13. Southaven Soccer Complex

14. Southaven Golf Center

15. the Club at north Creek

16. Wedgewood Golfers Club

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Stateline Road from Hwy 61 to I-55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 miles

Goodman Road from Hwy 61 to I-55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 miles

Goodman Road from I-55 to Hwy 78. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 miles

I-69 from I-55 to Hwy 61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 miles

Church Road from Hwy 61 to Hwy 305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 miles

I-55 from Hernando to Goodman Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 miles

Getwell from Goodman Road to Byhalia Road . . . . . . . . . 7 miles

Hwy 305 from Hwy 78 to Byhalia Road . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.75 miles

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what are you waiting for?


June 2009

DeSoto County tourism

4716 Pepper Chase Drive

Southaven, MS 38671

662-393-8770

Fax 662-393-8771

www.SoDeSoto.com

what are you waiting for?

PRSRT STD

U.S. POSTAGE

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SOUTHAVEN, MS

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