Parks & Recreation
Coleman Park offers numerous facilities and activity areas for our community and the general public. Your journey through the park begins on a concrete 2.5 mile walking trail which circles the lake, takes you past two breathtaking waterfalls, over three bridges, through a tunnel, and finally connects you to the soccer and baseball fields. The park has numerous recreational and sporting facilities, consisting of 7 soccer fields, 3 baseball fields, 3 softball fields, 2 tennis courts, a Disc Golf Course, a fishing pier, several picnic areas (equipped with charcoal grills and tables), a playground area, a 1/3 mile nature trail, and 2 concession stands located in the soccer and baseball areas.
The generous donation of land by John, Wayne, and Diana Lanier, along with 166 acres of city-owned land, made the Coleman project a possibility. The park, composed of approximately 186 acres, is located right off of Interstate-30 within the city limits. Events at Coleman Park include:
- Hopkins County Girls Softball Association - Dixie Softball 14U State Tournament
- USFA - USFA Fast Pitch Softball (2)
- Pony Organization - Pony Elite Softball Tournament
- USFA Fast Pitch Softball Northeast Texas Regional Qualifier Tournament
- USFA Fast Pitch Softball- Blue Santa Tournament
- USFA Fast Pitch Softball - Coleman Park Warm Up
- USFA Fast Pitch Softball - Coleman Park Fall Bash (6)
- Fast Pitch Softball Association - End of Summer Bash
- Dixie T-Ball Tournaments
- Texas Elite Softball Tournament
- Disc Golf Course
Buford Park, Sulphur Springs Old City Park, is located at the west end of Connally Street. It includes a one-acre castle playground built in 1997, known as Kids Kingdom, is one of the main features of these wooded grounds. This recreational area also includes lighted baseball fields, walking/jogging trails, gazebos, pavilion, Peavine Pinion pond with a lighted boardwalk, a skateboard park and a basketball court. In 2009, the park became home to the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest. Events at Buford Park include:
- Hopkins County EMS - Hot August Nights
- Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce - Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off
- Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce - World Champion Hopkins County Stew Cook Off
- Hopkins County Fall Festival Committee - Hopkins County Fall Festival
- Crappie USA, Inc. - The American Crappie Assoication Tournament Trial
Pacific Park is a playground located on the City's east side at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive between Ross and Beckham Streets. This park's newest addition is a splash and spray aquatic activity pad completed in 2005. Events at Pacific Park include the Juneteenth Festival.
Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park
The Hopkins County Museum is housed in the architecturally distinct George H. Wilson house. Built in 1910, the house features many unique design elements including double-bricked walls, carved columns, and an unusual Regency-style spherical ceiling rising from four spindled arches.
Collections on display include Civil War memorabilia, Caddo Indian relics, miniatures, women's period apparel, a doll collection, and more.
Heritage Park features 11 acres of historical buildings from Hopkins County which have been relocated to the park for restoration and preservation.
Experience the flavor of small town Texas around the turn of the century as you tour a working blacksmith shop, the first brick home in the county, a country store and post office, a grist mill, log houses, farm homes, a chapel, and much more.