2018 MS Main Street Awards Nomination Request for Picayune Main Street, Inc. Crosby Commons
Outstanding Public Improvement Project – This award is given to the municipality or Main Street program that has designed and implemented attractive and sympathetic improvements for its district. Improvements must be within the Main Street district. Streetscapes are included.
The Crosby Commons Project was nearly 5 years in the making, involving a host of partnerships including City Officials, local organizations, regional foundations, and many others.
It is a 5 acre, fenced-in community Green-space located on Goodyear Boulevard in Historic Downtown Picayune. A 1/3-mile paved walking track, benches and tables, historic markers, flower beds, trees and shrubbery, a 2430 sq. ft amphitheater (with restrooms and changing rooms), sound systems and speakers throughout the park, and lighting around the track for nighttime use are some amenities. There are also utility hook-ups for mobile vendors. Citizens and visitors enjoy the park for exercise and relaxation and the park has been used by hundreds for larger venues.
Funding came mainly through donations, foundation grants and donated labor.
The park offers local citizens and visitors expanded opportunities for fitness, healthy recreation and a safe, secure area for community building.
City of Picayune Park information Go to www.picayune.ms.us
Enjoy Picayune’s newest park features:
- 1, 024 square foot outdoor stage/theater
- 2 public restrooms
- 2 private restrooms
- 2 changing rooms (for performers)
- Sound system – 1 microphone, 2 speakers on stage and 26 speakers surrounding the park
- 5 acres of fenced in greenspace available for events
Picayune citizens can enjoy the 1/3 mile walking track, 16 benches around the green space. Music is played from 5:00am to 10:00pm daily.
CITIZENS CAN PURCHASE RESTROOM KEY FOBS FOR AN ANNUAL FEE OF $25. KEY FOBS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE CITY HALL UTILITY OFFICE. FOR EVENT RENTAL INFORMATION 601.799.5544.
Active Parks on City Property
- Crosby Commons Park – 801 Goodyear Boulevard
- Jack Read Park – 200 Goodyear Blvd
- Mildred Mitchell Park- 1901 Daniels Road
- Friendship Park- 1701 South Haugh
- Leola Jordan Park- 903 East Canal Street
- J.P. Johnson- 403 Rosa Street