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Seat of Jasper County, established in late 1800s and named for Sgt. William Jasper, hero of American Revolution. Area terrain ranges from hilly to level, 85 percent forested by pines and hardwoods. Jasper's historic town square features the courthouse built in 1889, two bed & breakfasts, art galleries, outdoor art sculptures, antique shops, murals, and the old county jail where county archives are housed.

Sandy Creek Park, downtown, features children's playground equipment, fishing ponds, walking trail, picnic areas, basketball courts, and a pavilion over the water.

ANNUAL EVENTS include Azalea Festival in March , Air Show in April , Jasper Lions Club Rodeo in May, Fourth of July Celebration, and Fall Festival in October.  For more information about these events contact Jasper-Lake Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce at (409) 384-2762 or visit their website at http//www.jaspercoc.org/.

The City of Jasper hosts the annual CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK at Sandy Creek Park on Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend in November.

Each year, Sandy Creek Park is transformed into a holiday fantasy with numerous lighted Christmas displays throughout the park, with musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights, and a dazzling fireworks display to bring in the Christmas season for all to enjoy. Families can visit with Santa at Santa’s Hut, ride on Santa’s Choo-Choo Train from the Depot in the Park, have pictures taken with Photo Boards, enjoy Arts and Crafts, Community Singers and live entertainment. Guests enter a Christmas wonderland of lights, while strolling through an enchanted forest of trees along the creek banks of the park.

Free to the public, Christmas in the Park is a non-profit event, funded largely by local Hotel / Motel tax, designated for the promotion of tourism. Area businesses and individuals have also contributed to the variety of lighted Christmas displays that glimmer off the water’s reflection in the park.

The City of Jasper works closely with the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce, and with a volunteer Board of Directors in providing the direction, creation, and implementation of this extraordinary family event. It also takes countless volunteers along with support from the business community to bring this annual holiday tradition to life in November. For more information about CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK call City of Jasper at (409) 384-4651 or email Denise Kelley, Christmas in the Park Coordinator.

PARKS

Please click  Here for detailed information regarding our City Parks.

Culture & Recreation
Jasper is a city rich in culture and the home to beautiful parks and historic sites. There are many programs and events happening in Jasper.

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