7 ways to stay active in DeSoto County

18 Jan / 2023

New year, new you? Whether getting fit is on your resolutions list or not, exercise of any kind is good for your physical and mental well-being. Covering 497 square miles, DeSoto County, Mississippi, provides many options to help you stay active. We’ve outlined seven of our favorite activities below.

  1. Get sporty at Latimer Lakes Park in Horn Lake. This 120-acre park features a nature walking trail, lighted tennis courts, baseball, soccer and football fields; fishing lakes, 20-hole disc golf course, volleyball court, playground and skateboard park.
  2. Take a stroll and do so much more at Olive Branch City Park. Enjoy walking and mountain bike trails, a multi-lane track, tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, three fishing lakes and an ADA-accessible playground at this 135-acre property.
  3. Take in spectacular views at Hernando DeSoto River Park in Walls. Bike, walk, fish, and more on the banks of the Mississippi River. This is DeSoto County’s only public access to the Mighty Mississippi. 
  4. Travel trails at Arkabutla Lake in Hernando. Great for hiking, biking and walking, Arkabutla Lake provides a variety of activities and several ADA-accessible amenities. The area boasts more than 30,000 acres of public hunting land, over 200 campsites, eight boat ramps, swimming beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas and a disc golf course.
  5. Take some swings at BankPlus Sports Center. Guests of all ages can take practice swings in batting cages, play rounds of outdoor mini golf, take part in tennis matches and more at this sprawling Southaven property.
  6. The kids can sharpen their skills at Gatorade Fieldhouse’s 60,000-square-foot complex. This training facility serves young athletes and features four regulation-sized basketball courts that double as volleyball courts when needed. In addition, individuals and teams can take advantage of the baseball and softball indoor and outdoor turf field, and climate-controlled batting cages.
  7. Get grounded at Southaven’s Soulshine Counseling and Wellness, which offers kundalini yoga, meditation classes and sound baths. If you’d rather defy gravity, head to Hernando’s Stars In Motion for aerial yoga and fitness classes in a joyful and inviting environment.

However you like to get moving, we hope you make plans to do so in DeSoto County this year. We’ll be waiting for you!