If you are looking for something fun to do while you visit, look no further. Amory is full of outdoor and indoor events and happenings.
- Frisco Park – The Frisco Park has been a part of Amory’s culture since it was given to the city by Frisco Railroad. Home to the 1529 Steam Engine (click that to learn more) and the new Interactive Water Fountain Frisco Park is a destination place for those visiting and living in Amory.
- Frisco Park is maintained by the Amory Parks and Recreation Department and can be reserved by calling them.
- The annual Amory Main Street Fall Festival and Chili Cookoff are held in the park annually along with Relay for Life, Senior Day, Amory High School’s senior walk, and so much more.
- The Amory Regional Museum – The Amory Regional Museum is found in the historic Gilmore Sanitarium. The Amory Regional Museum hosts annual exhibits from local artists and craftsmen as well as traveling exhibits provided by The Smithsonian Institution.June 30, 2016 through August 5, 2016 the Museums on Main Street Interactive Exhibit will be at the Amory Regional Museum. (Click to Learn More)Here is a schedule of the exhibit throughout the United States: Exhibit ScheduleAdmission is FREE! Click here to learn more.
- The National Guard Old Armory – The National Guard Old Armory is full of history (including concerts by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash) and after a major remodel is ready to create new history for Amory and Monroe County. Click on the wording to learn about the National Guard Old Armory. It is available for rentals and meetings.
- Home to many annual events sure to keep you busy the National Guard Old Armory is a beautiful asset. The yearly Flashback Dance, Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball, Daddy Daughter Dance sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Beta Nu, and so much more are held here.
- The Tenn-Tom Waterway – The Tenn-Tom Waterway is a significant industrial and recreational part of Amory’s history. Click here to learn more of the history of the Tenn-Tom Waterway. You can click HERE to learn about Amory’s ports.The City of Amory has a great deal to offer in industry and recreation thanks to the creation of the waterway. Boating and skiing are prominent on the Tenn-Tom.
- Tennessee Tombigbee WaterwayLocation: Boat ramps located:
- 1-north of Amory off of Hwy 25,
- 2-south of Aberdeen on Sharpley Bottom Rd,
- 3-north of Smithville off of Hwy 25,
- 4- Hwy 25 south at Becker, off of McCullen Rd.The Waterway provides unlimited opportunities for boating, skiing, hunting, or fishing enthusiasts. This Corp of Engineers managed impoundment flows through the very beautiful Tombigbee River bottomland. Its waters are loaded with many favorite freshwater fish species including catfish, crappie, bream, and largemouth bass. Its depth ranges from four to ten feet, so, it is one of the first bodies of water to warm each spring and summer which makes for an extended boating season. It provides approximately 15,000 acres of navigatible water. There are four lakes along its north to south path through Monroe County, including: the Smithville Lake, the Amory Lake, the Aberdeen Lake, and the Columbus Lake. There are five very conveniently located, boat ramps in Monroe County. Waterway maps can be downloaded from: http://tenntom.org/
- River Life Kayak Rentals offers rentals of kayaks for the Old River. Click the wording to visit their Facebook page. Canon Hole Rd, Amory, MS, (662) 640-2043
- Weaver Creek Park & Campground – Location: 61269 Highway 278 East, Amory, MS, past Barnetts Grocery Store. (662) 257-1005 – 23 R/V Hookups with water/electricity. Primitive camping sites. A general store, dump station, restrooms, and showers. Outdoor Activities: 2 acre lake and a creek for fishing and hiking.
- Lake Monroe – Location: 7 miles north of Aberdeen on Coontail Rd.This beautiful, 99 acre lake is loaded with bream, bass, crappie, and catfish. It is primarily a fishing and family picnicking/camping lake. No skiing, trolling speed only. Amenities include: restrooms, boat ramp, picnic tables, camping electrical/water hookups, and a pavilion. Call 662-256-9637.
The City has a designated youth fishing lake named McAlpine Lake. The City created this recreational park and lake to better serve the general health and welfare of the municipality. The City saw that providing a lake for all youth to enjoy the benefits of fishing as a good and proper use of municipal property and seeks to provide an enjoyable and productive activity for the youth of the City. The lake also has a designated walking track around it.
The City of Amory Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks holds an annual fishing rodeo during the Amory Railroad Festival (April each year). Visit the Amory Parks and Rec FB page to keep up with dates and registration information.
It serves as a great way to introduce youth to fishing and the great Mississippi outdoors.
- Fishing allowed Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during daylight hours.
- Youth only fishing (15 years of age or younger).
- Only one pole per youth is allowed.
- No swimming in lake.
- No cleaning fish in or around lake area.
City Sponsored Sports
The City of Amory Parks & Recreation Department consists of ten different sites.
The first, Concord Complex, is located on Concord Drive directly across from East Amory Elementary School. It is spread over a nine-acre lot and consists of a large softball field, three baseball fields, two large soccer fields, and flag football fields during appropriate seasons. There is also a large parking area and free access to a public playground with large covered pavilion and picnic tables. This area can be reserved by phone call for birthday parties and occasions.
The Carlos Moore Field, located on Martin Luther King Drive, is used for baseball, softball, soccer, and flag football.
The third site is located in front of Amory High School (The Jaycee Ball Fields) and consists of two baseball and softball fields which are also used for t-ball and flag football. Also located on this site is a small playground and public Beach Volley Ball Court (Boulevard Play Park).
Directly in front of Amory High School is the Lawrence R. “Dickie” Palmer Tennis Complex. This complex recently received a major remodel as part of a USTA grant!
Located on the corner of Concord and Boulevard is the Gilmore SportsPlex. There is a large, shaded walking track, pavilion, playground, bathrooms, and softball and baseball fields with large parking convenience.
There are two community centers. East Amory Community Center, located on Crump Boulevard adjacent to the Amory High School Baseball Field and West Amory Community Center located on 111th Street across from West Amory Elementary School. Both of these facilities are available for rent upon reservation.
Amory Parks and Recreation is also proud to present the Frisco Park Interactive Fountain and Park for citizens to enjoy!
The Livestock Horse Barn and Pavilion is also used by the public for events throughout the year.
Amory Park and Recreation will soon be adding a new addition to this list. The Northeast Mississippi Nature and Interpretive Trail will soon be completed.
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- Flag football (adult and youth)
- Fall Soccer
- Spring Soccer
- Senior Citizens Program
Senior Citizen Program aka “Young at Heart”
- Senior Citizen Registration Form (29KB)
- Play isn’t just for children! East Amory Community center offers a place for senior citizens to exercise and socialize three times a week in Amory, Mississippi. For $4.00 a month senior citizens can enjoy aerobic exercise on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m. every week. Fitness time is from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00. At 11:00, activities hour begins. The activity changes depending upon what the participants would like to do. The group also takes part in day trips. Last year the group went to Graceland and Ethridge, TN (home to the largest settlement of Amish in the South) as part of the day trip program. If you are interested in participating or know someone who might be, call 662-256-3221 and ask to speak to Jamica. The Senior Citizen Program is part of the Amory’s Healthy Hometown Initiative!
Get out and enjoy Amory and the Great Mississippi Outdoors! Amory is home to one of the four Wildlife Mississippi offices located in the state. We partner with them to make sure land conservation and land use work together to benefit future generations. Learn more about Wildlife Mississippi and the projects (such as the North East Mississippi Nature and Interpretive Trail) they are involved in by clicking HERE.
- Ackia Golf Club – Location: 60007 Birchwood Lane, Amory, MS, take Hwy 278 West from Main St.Ackia Golf Club is a professional, 18-hole golf course and residential development located within the city limits of Amory, Mississippi. A convenient drive from major cities in the mid-South Ackia assures a golf challenge that ranks among the best courses in the region. Call 662-256-3419 .The Arbors of Amory is located on the premises. Party and banquet facilities can accommodate up to 200 people for your next golf or company outing. 60012 Birchwood Ln, Amory, MS – (662) 646-0573 or http://www.arborsofamory.com/
- The Amory Golf Course – Location – 1728 MS Hwy 25, Amory, MS –
(662) 256-94549 holes over 3187 yards with a par of 36
- The Amory Disc Golf Association/Panther Prowl Course – Located on Concord Drive near the Amory Golf Course. Click the link to learn more about the course. Follow them on Facebook, too. Click HERE for even more information.
The annual Amory Railroad Festival is an Amory tradition since 1979. The festival is held each year on Main Street Amory. The event attracts upwards of 60,000 visitors each year and has been cited by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Region’s Top 29 events. It includes:
- arts and crafts
- world famous entertainment
- a carnival
- food court
- Car & Truck Show for St. Jude
- 5K run
- Visit http://amoryrailroadfestival.com/ for up to date information.
Don’t miss the world famous Apple Fritters! #AmoryProud
- Donate your time and assistance to the Amory Animal Shelter. Learn more by visiting them online at http://www.amoryshelter.com/
- Find out how United Way of Amory and Amory’s Meals on Wheels (Address: 713 111th St, Amory, MS 38821 – Phone:(662) 257-1188) helps those in need.
The City of Amory also has a great relationship with The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Through their wonderful grant programs venues and parks such as Frisco Park get new life. They are also a partner with our Northeast Mississippi Nature & Interpretive Trail Project.