Parks & Facilities
Headland has two city parks that serve our citizens, both within half a mile of the downtown area. Douglas Park is our major recreational facility with 9 baseball/softball fields, 2 tennis courts, outside basketball court, playground and paved parking for over 400 vehicles. It is located east of downtown and has two entrances off East Church Street and East Main Street. Dr. J. E. Morris Park is our family picnic facilitiy with kid-safe playground equipment, outdoor grill, a building with several bench tables, restroom facilities and paved parking. It is located west of downtown on West Church Street.
Douglas Park is named after the Douglas Family. Ruby Farmer Douglas owned and sold the land to the City of Headland to expand their recreational facilities. This land was inherited by Ms. Ruby's husband, Chester B. Douglas, from his father, Alford Douglas, who served for many years as the Town Marshall in Headland.
Sheldon Field is named after Sheldon Grace, great-grandson of Chester and Ruby Douglas, grandson of Tim & Jeannine Grace and Howard & Judy Holland, son of Clay and Holli Grace. Howard is our current Director of Recreation for the City of Headland.
Golden Field is named after E. L. "Booster" Golden. Booster served the city as a councilman for many years and was instrumental in obtaining funds for our recreation department. He served as a coach for youth baseball for many years.
Dr. J. E. Morris Park is named for our beloved J. Edwin Morris who served Headland and the surrounding area for over 40 years. He established his practice on Broad Street and, later on, at a new facility on Hwy 431 which is currently Headland Family Medicine. Dr. Morris and Teresa, his lovely wife, served our community for their entire lives with our local schools and First Baptist Church of Headland.