Department of Parks and City Properties

Beginning with the establishment of our largest park, Jimmy Nash City Park on approximately 40-acres in 1947, Martinsville has a proud history of providing quality recreational amenities for our residents and visitors. Our first shelter house was completed in 1948 with a second shelter house built in 1950, the same year the park acquired tennis courts. A third shelter house was constructed in 1952 and a fourth in 1955. Our swimming pool, enjoyed by hundreds of guests each summer was first ready for area residents to enjoy on Memorial Day 1954, along with a lighted softball diamond that year.

Whether it’s swimming, hiking, playgrounds, basketball, or picnic areas, we have it all, so we invite you to come out and enjoy all the recreational fun our parks offer!

How Can We Assist You?

Staff is often working out in the parks, so please leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

(765) 342-3155

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Shelter Rates


FacilityWeekend RateWeekday RateDeposit
Family Pavilion$150.00$100.00$50.00
Shelter #2$75.00$50.00$25.00
Shelter #3$75.00$50.00$25.00
Shelter #4$75.00$50.00$25.00
Shelter #5$65.00$40.00$25.00
Shelter #6$70.00$50.00$25.00
Shelter #7$65.00$40.00$25.00
Shelter #8$65.00$40.00$25.00
Shelter #9$65.00$40.00$25.00
Deposit Refund
All security deposits are refundable if facility is left clean and undamaged.
2018 Rentals
No rentals for 2018 until January 2018. For Shelter House availability call us at (765) 342-3155 or contact our office.

Jimmy Nash City Park

Sunday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Today, Jimmy Nash Park offers six shelters and one pavilion available for rent year-round for all kinds of events, including reunions, birthday parties, family cook-outs and much more. The park also offers a walking trail and a pond for fishing. Our pool has two large slides, a diving well, a slide in the baby pool and splash pad. Our concession stand is open to both the public and pool guests during the summer season. We also provide basketball courts and beautiful green space.


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Martinsville City Pool

Martinsville’s beautiful City Park Pool is situated among the 100 acre Jimmy Nash City Park. The Martinsville City Pool offers waterslides and play areas to give visitors a safe, enjoyable family friendly environment to help you get away from the summer heat.


Doris Daily Park

Doris Daily Park is just under an acre of beautiful green space with large shade trees. Located on the south end of Mulberry Street at the intersection of Main Street and Morton Avenue, with a gazebo, several picnic tables and benches, this park is a perfect spot for peaceful relaxation and recreation.

Mulberry Street Park

Mulberry Street Park is a wonderful small neighborhood park on the north end of Mulberry Street, offering several pieces of playground equipment, four basketball goals and a small shelter house.

Victory Park

Victory Park is a small neighborhood green space at the intersection of South Street and Sycamore Street that was built as a memorial park in honor of our area veterans.

Programs & Services


  • swimming pool with two large twisty slides, diving well, baby pool, splash pad
  • ¼-mile paved walking trail with exercise equipment
  • 2-plus miles of hiking trails
  • shelter houses with grills, three with fireplace and restrooms, one enclosed and four open
  • family pavilion: heated community building with picnic tables, a stone fireplace, utility sink, restrooms and a grill
  • concession stand
  • pond for fishing
  • state-of-the-art playground equipment
  • basketball courts
  • Fourth of July fireworks
  • working on a five-year Parks master plan with hopes to include pickle ball courts
  • dog park is in the works
  • Pumpkins in the Park
  • Christmas lights and Santa in the Park