Community Resources

Barnett Reservoir Botanical Garden Trail

There is a great walking/jogging trail at The Rez that is easy to overlook.
The Reservoir Botanical Gardens and Trail, (.62 miles long according to our GPS), meanders through a beautiful wooded area along the banks of Mill Creek.
The trail entrance is at the back of the parking area at the Reservoir Community Center/Fire Station/Library Complex on Spillway Rd.
There are elevation changes along the way that enhance it’s workout value.
If you haven’t taken this walk please give it try, we think you will be impressed.
Courtesy of:
The Rez News
Ross Barnett Reservoir

Visit our new fern garden and enjoy!

Ferns of the Botanical Gardens

NOTE: For pictures of these species and more information, go to and choose the species list.

Royal fern – Osmunda regalis

Cinnamon fern – Osmunda cinnamomea

Southern lady fern – Athyrium filix-femina

Ebony spleenwort – Asplenium platyneuron

Louisiana wood fern – Dryopteris ludoviciana

Japanese climbing fern – Lygodium japonicum

Fortune’s holly fern = Cyrtomium fortune

Bluntlobe cliff fern – Woodsia obtusa

Torres’ fern – Macrothelypteris torresiana      

Japanese false spleenwort – Deparia petersenii

Sensitive fern – Onoclea sensibils

Broad beech fern – Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Christmas fern – Polystichum acrostichoides

Bracken fern – Pteridium aquilinum

Southern shield fern – Thelypyeris kunthii

Net-veined chain fern – Woodwardia areolate

Boston fern – Nephrolepis exaltata

Cutleaf grapefern – Botrychium dissectum

Rattlesnake fern – Botrychium virginianum

There are Three Recycle Locations

710 Marquette Road, Brandon, MS  39047
Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. M-S, CLOSED holidays
2232 Spillway Rd, Brandon, MS 39047, Reservoir Fire Department, Station 1
Hours of Operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
104 Church Road, Brandon, MS  39047, Reservoir Fire Department, Station 3
Hours of Operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

What Recyclables May I Take to These Areas?

  • PET 1-7 Plastics
  • Flattened Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Newsprint
  • Office Paper
  • Paperboard
  • Aluminum

The following items are NOT accepted:

  • Light Bulbs
  • Gas Jugs
  • Drinking Straws
  • Soiled Items
  • Candy Wrappers
  • Glass
  • Plastic Food Wrappers
  • Coffee Pods
  • Styrofoam
  • Potato Chip Bags
  • Landscaping materials and organic matter, i.e., limbs, leaves

For more information, visit Recycling Resources.