Buddy Butts Park

City Park + Soccer Fields + Home to MS River Basin Model

7 North McRaven Road
Jackson, Mississippi

Buddy Butts Park is located just off I-20 near Clinton, MS.

This area is a historical landmark used as a German POW camp during WWII. The site was abandoned in 1973 and is overgrown, but still accessible by the public.

In 1993 the site was taken over by the City of Jackson and made into a city park. It is a hub for many outdoor activities and includes a soccer complex with eleven soccer fields, four lighted for U-6 through U-19. Restrooms, picnic area and concessions are on-site as well as a disc golf course, golf driving range, R/C air field, and an amateur kart racing track (coming soon).

The Trails

Mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers all share these trails. The trails are well marked, well maintained, and free of trash. The orange trail, according to HikingInMississippi.com, is five miles. There are many other trails that spur off the main trails, which is why they are sometimes referred to as the Spiderweb. There is an estimated least 8-10 miles of trails at this location.

To access the trails, enter Butts park from McRaven road.



  • Family Friendly
  • Restrooms
  • Sports Fields
  • On-Site Parking
  • Trails/ Walking or Biking Paths