In the event of an emergency, the Department now has access to five automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Alex Farned with Tupelo Parks recalled a recent situation.
"We did have a gentleman at a tennis tournament back in September that went into cardiac arrest," he said.
At the time, Farned said there were no defibrillators located at the park.
"That was a real wake-up call for all of us."
North Mississippi Health Services CEO Shane Spees said the risk prompted the hospital system to donate.
An AED delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart to potentially stop an irregular heartbeat and allow the return of a normal rhythm following sudden cardiac arrest. If not treated within minutes, sudden cardiac arrest quickly leads to death.
He said with the new devices, the community can now feel a sense of comfort.