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Lake Jacksonville

Lake Jacksonville, approximately three miles from downtown Jacksonville, built in the late 1950's as the City's main water source, comprises 25 miles of shoreline around 1,325 acre lake. Lake Jacksonville has become an outstanding recreational area, well known for fishing, skiing, camping and outdoor living. Click here for more information.


Senior Citizens' Center

Located on Bolton Street. This building the senior program which is offered by the City from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. daily. There are refreshments served daily and lots of fellowship and dominoes. Periodic dances. For more information, call 586-1696.


Summers - Norman Pool

Located in Buckner Park. Host to a variety of activities some of which are City-sponsored. Swim lessons offered for a small fee. Senior Citizens Water Aerobics. City also sponsors water aerobics in the evening hours, as well as adult lap swim sessions. The pool is available for private parties for a fee. Open Tuesday-Sunday, opening June 2nd.  For information on swimming lessons contact the Tyler YMCA at (903) 593-7327.



Cherokee Country Club

Club House Highway 79 Phone: (903) 586-9313



Highland Lanes Bowling

Highway 79 Jacksonville, Tx. 75766 Phone: (903) 586-2800



Skateland USA

Highway 69 Jacksonville, Tx. 75766 Phone: (903) 586-6666


Tops in Texas Rodeo

Held in June of each year, a parade kicks off four nights of the finest professional cowboys. Each night is highlighted by some of the biggest country music singers in the nation.


Tomato Fest

This celebration happens in June of every year, when downtown Jacksonville turns into a festival of events and sights. 


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