The Town of Monticello offers a wide variety of Parks and Recreation.
Coopers Ferry Park is a downtown riverside park overlooking the majestic Pearl River.
The park features a scenic overlook deck, nature trails, a walking track, picnicking, and a Tree Top Trail. There's a lovely waterfall and lots of birds and wildlife. Coopers Ferry Park is also home to the summer series Brown Bag in the Park and Movies in the Park began in summer 08. Check our calendar to find out events at Coopers Ferry Park
. It is used for a number of community and educational events, including an annual Fourth of July celebration featuring fireworks overlooking the river. Phone: 601-587-2341
Atwood Water Park is located on the banks of the Pearl River. It offers a boat launch, tennis courts, picnic areas, covered pavilion, and over 125 camp sites. 6 city campers are available for rent. Recently renovated, the park offers new lighting, a handicapped restroom and shower, gatehouse renovation, stage renovation and coming soon is a new boat dock and walking trail.
It is home to the Atwood Music Festival held each year on Memorial Day Weekend and the Montipaloosa Music Festival held in August. The Atwood Music Festival features Nashville recording artists, local entertainment, a tennis tournament, golf tournament, and many arts, crafts and food vendors. Montipaloosa offers a variety of music including blues, jazz, rock, alternative and others. Phone: 601-587-2711
Excellent fishing for bass, bream, and perch await you at the scenic 145-acre Lake Mary Crawford, one of 21 State Fishing Lakes operated by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. . Monticello and Lawrence County are also a hunter’s paradise with a large population of deer, turkey, quail, dove, and other game.
The Lawrence County Sportsplex, owned and operated by the Town of Monticello, offers soccer fields, softball and baseball fields and a playground and is an excellent recreational facility for youth and adults.
Lake Mary Crawford is located near Monticello. It is one of 21 State Fishing Lakes operated by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. It contains 135 acres, has two boat ramps, 20 camping sites with water and electrical hookups, pavilion, picnic areas, and bathhouse. The lake is restricted to trolling speed only, except Sundays from 12 noon to sunset, when skiing is allowed.