Recreation & Parks
Adamsville Recreation and Parks Department was established as a branch of the City of Adamsville in 1998. The department maintains programs in Football, Cheerleading, Basketball and Soccer. Applications for Dixie Youth T-ball, Softball and Baseball are available through City Hall, and games are played on the fields in the Buford Pusser Memorial Park. Adamsville Recreation & Parks Department helps promote the Buford Pusser Festival with a 5K run for all ages.
The department offers a game for all seasons. Sign-ups for Tackle Football, Cheerleading and Soccer for ages 5-12 begin shortly after school starts in August. Football games are played on Tuesday nights at the Adamsville High School football field. Soccer games are played on Saturday mornings on the Soccer field behind Adamsville Elementary School. As the season winds down in Soccer, Football and Cheerleading, we begin sign-ups for the Jr. Pro Basketball winter season. Sign-ups are in December. Games are played in January and February on Saturdays at the Adamsville Elementary School Gymnasium. Dixie Youth T-ball, Softball and Baseball sign-ups begin in March, with games and All-Star games lasting well into the summer.
The City Park, now called the Buford Pusser Memorial Park, that once was a sandlot and horse barn was established by none other than Legendary Sheriff Buford Pusser and the Adamsville Jaycees in October 1973. Money raised from a concert of top-notch artists that included Gorge Jones and Tammy Wynette began the funding of the City Park. Funding from the concert and grants through the city have built the park. The park consists of a lighted basketball court, lighted tennis courts, playground, with a variety of equipment for kids to enjoy, 4 ball fields, open air pavilion, picnic tables, 4 grills, shade trees and a walking track.
To reserve the Pavilion in the Buford Pusser Memorial Park for a party or event, call the Recreation & Parks Director, Ted Hughes, at (731) 926-5675. There is no charge, but this is an open public facility and the city is not responsible for activities around the pavilion at the time of your party.
The department helps to maintain several city buildings including City Hall, the Buford Pusser Home & Museum, “The Marty” our Adamsville Community Center, The Senior Citizens Center and the Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library.