Department Divisions and Contacts - Parks and Recreation

Department Divisions

Administration - Administration is responsible for all planning and new development of the Parks Department. Administrative staff handles Special Event Permits, scheduling of Facilities, sale of Oak Grove Cemetery lots, assisting with budget preparation and budget monitoring.  This division oversees all other divisions within the Department along with the supervision of park security through the Park Ranger program. 

Parks Maintenance - Parks Maintenance is responsible for maintaining park facilities and amenities.  Parks Maintenance also supports special events, activities, and festivals city-wide and maintains playing surfaces of athletic fields and facilities. The maintenance/operation of Oak Grove Cemetery, Brockenborough Rotary Health Park Sprayground and Coleman Sprayground fall under the Maintenance Division. 

Recreation - The Recreation Division provides quality recreation programs, classes, events, and athletic leagues at a reasonable cost to the participant. This division is responsible for overseeing the operations and programs at the Paducah Recreation Center. The Recreation Division also oversees the operation of the Noble Park Pool and spray pad, and provides open swimming and structured swim classes in a safe environment at economical prices. 

Special Events - The Special Events Division operates the Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market and the organization and operation of many City Sponsored events including the Riverfront Concert Series, Independence Day Celebration, Christmas Parade, and Wooftober-- in addition to other large scale community events.  Special Events also assists with permitting and administration and partners with Main Street for downtown events.  This Division coordinates the attendants for the Transient Dock and Downtown Crew for events and beautification.  Special Events works closely with the Maintenance Division when needed for other local festivals and events such as BBQ on the River, Lower Town Arts and Music Festival, AQS QuiltWeek, Iron Mom Half Marathon, and many more.

Contact Us

Name Title Phone Number
Director 270-444-8508 x2328
Molly Tomasallo Johnson Special Events Superintendent 270-444-8508 x2336
Recreation and Parks Superintendent 270-444-8508 x2331
Kelsey Edwards Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508 x2335
  Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508 x2333
James Weems Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508 x3255
Senior Administrative Assistant 270-444-8508 x2326
Mary Wurth Senior Administrative Assistant 270-444-8508 x2327
LaMiira Askew Administrative Assistant 270-444-8508 x2343
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