Mission & Vision 


Our Mission is to provide safe, diverse, and inclusive programs, leagues, special events, and partnerships to the entire Starkville Community that will enrich their quality of life. We will operate attractive, clean, and safe parks; top-notch facilities for recreational opportunities; quality recreational programs, and events that provide physical, social, and emotional health benefits. We aim to continuously improve to help build a healthy, happy, and strong community while maintaining financial stability.

Vision Statement

The City of Starkville Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide safe, diverse and inclusive programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Starkville.

Starkville Parks and Recreation is "A place to be PROUD of”

Leadership Philosophy

The Starkville Parks and Recreation Leadership Team is a group of dedicated professionals who value honesty, integrity, respect, trust and diversity as their core values, utilizing these as well as thorough and timely communication procedures and positive leadership to propel the organization forward to fulfill our vision and mission.


Teamwork and Community

We work together to make Starkville better. We seek to strengthen partnerships with City departments, organizations, volunteers, and community groups to efficiently provide a diverse mix of recreational opportunities that meet the needs of our community.

Health and Wellness

We build a healthier and happier community by providing a wide variety of active lifestyle opportunities including well-maintained trails and parks, quality recreational facilities, and programs that produce physical, social, and emotional health benefits.


We will demand fiscal responsibility and ensure resource efficiency to be able to ensure a sustainable future. We will create and maintain effective partnerships to help maximize our resources. We will be good stewards in the conservation of our parks and natural spaces.

Customer Service

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and model ethical and professional behavior through our actions, decisions, policies, and transparency.

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