Parks & Recreation Department


Welcome To Paducah Parks & Recreation!

Paducah Parks Services is now Paducah Parks & Recreation! We have rebranded with a new name and logos. Check out this video introducing Paducah Parks & Recreation! Use #alwayssomethingtodo when posting on social media when you're at one of our great city parks or events.

As we enter 2019, there are many great things happening at Paducah Parks & Recreation. We will be updating our Master Plan in 2019 and there will be ways for you to provide input, so stay tuned!

Every day there are free activities to partake in such as walking or biking the Greenway Trail, taking the family to a playground, going disc golfing at Stuart Nelson Park, or taking pictures of the beautiful scenery along the Ohio River at Schultz Park. When you take advantage of any of these activities or programs we offer, please share your experience on social media by using #alwayssomethingtodo or tagging Paducah Parks when posting.

Paducah Parks & Recreation is looking forward to having a phenomenal year in 2019, and we hope you find that there is always something to do while you’re in Paducah.


Paducah Parks and Recreation....Always Something To Do! 

Check out our Summer 2019 Newsletter!

How to Register for Paducah Parks & Recreation Programs

There are three ways to register for programs and activities. 

In Office: Stop by the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 HC Mathis Drive and register with cash, check, or debit/credit card.
Online:  Click Online Registration to register online using a credit/debit card and view programs and activities. You will have to create an account to register for programs. If you have issues with online registration contact the Parks & Recreation office at 270-444-8508.
Over the Phone using a credit card:  Call the Parks office at 270-444-8508.
By Mail:  Download the Registration Form and mail to Parks and Recreation with a payment in the form of a check.

Paducah Recreation Center 

Located at 1527 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.  For more info on the facility and hours of operations visit the Paducah Recreation Center page. All users must have a Paducah Recreation Center Membership to enter the facility. Check out the August Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month. 

All Paducah Recreation Center Memberships sold are good for 365 days from the date of purchase. Previously memberships were only good for the calendar year. All memberships will be a card that attaches to your key ring (key fob). These key fobs will have a bar code assigned to each member of your household. You will scan in once you enter the facility for your class, activity, or open gym. Activity Punch Passes will also be added to the same key fob when purchased.

Paducah Recreation Center Membership Prices are listed below:

  •  Paducah Recreation Center GOLD Membership (Individual or Family): $60.00
  •  Paducah Recreation Center Yearly Membership (Individual or Family): $20.00
  •  Activity Punch Pass (20 Class Visits): $10.00
  •  Lost Key Fob Replacement: $5.00

RIVERfront Concert Series

The 2019 RIVERfront Concert Series is organized by the Parks & Recreation Department.  It's a FREE concert series with amazing up-and-coming musical artists, local and nationwide.  Bring your lawn chairs enjoy the music by the floodwall murals.  Concerts are on select days in June, July, and August. Up-and-coming artists take the stage from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. and then from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. The next concert of the year is on August 17 with Appalatin and Jose Madrigal.

Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market

Paducah Farmers' Market is a public service to support local agriculture, artisans, businesses and to improve the quality of life in this region.  Our vendors work to bring the community the very best veggies and fruits, fresh meats, baked and artisan goods, flowers, eggs and other local homegrown goodness. We are a true community market! We strive for homegrown, home-produced and support local businesses.

New vendors and returning vendors must all register with the Paducah Parks office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive in Paducah.  If interested in the 2019 Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market, application packets will be available online and in the Parks office mid-March throughout the entire season in an open-enrollment basis.

The season runs through October 26.

Farmers' Market Hours'

Saturdays 7:30am to 1pm (FULL MARKET)

Monday-Friday 7:30am to 1pm (ONLY for overflow produce or shelflife items) LIMITED VENDORS

Fall Ball Youth League

Registration is underway for Fall Ball Youth League at the Noble Park Ballfields for boys and girls ages 4 to 9. The 4-6 year olds will play tee ball and 7-9 year olds will start with tee ball and transition to coach pitch based on each player's ability. Our focus for this league will be to teach kids the fundamentals of the game including throwing, baserunning, fielding, and hitting. The league will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30p.m. at the Noble Park Fields on September 3, 10, 17, and 24. The cost is $12 per child.

Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles

The final Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles of the year will be on Monday Augustu 26 at 7:00pm at the Noble Park Tennis Courts. Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles is a social event for tennis enthusiasts where doubles teams will be randomly drawn throughout the night. You can attend by yourself or with a group, and it is open to tennis players ages 16 and older. Tennis players of all playing abilities are welcome to play. It is FREE to participate and door prizes will be drawn for those who attend!

Paddles Up Pickleball Tournament

Paducah Parks & Recreation is hosting the inaugural Paddles Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament.  The tournament will be located at the Dome located at 711 N. 6th Street in downtown Paducah.  Tournament dates are Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25.  Men’s Doubles will play Friday, August 23.  Women’s Doubles will play Saturday, August 24.  Mixed Doubles will play Sunday, August 25.  Division days may change based on enrollment.

Early bird registration for the Paddles Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament ends on Friday, August 2.  This deadline guarantees participants a t-shirt.  The final deadline is set for Thursday, August 15. The cost is $25 per person.  For an additional $5, the player can compete in two events.  Players must be at least 16 years or older. There are five skill levels offered to players at registration.  The levels are 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0. 

FootGolf Paducah Open

Paducah Parks and Recreation is hosting the fifth annual FootGolf Paducah Open for Saturday, September 7 at Midtown Golf Course located at 1122 Adams Street. The FootGolf Paducah Open is an 18-hole competitive tournament. Prizes will be given with first place winning $75, second place winning $50, and third place winning $25. People of all ages are welcome. Each participant needs to bring a soccer ball. Door prizes also will be given out to participants.

Registration for the free event begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start for players at 9:30 a.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to help stock Paducah Cooperative Ministry’s pantry. Since Midtown Golf Course has a 9-hole footgolf course, participants will be completing the course twice for the tournament.




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Mission Statement 

The mission of Paducah Parks & Recreation is to provide an affordable and positive comprehensive system of recreation programs designed to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the City of Paducah as well as surrounding communities. We will strive to organize and implement leisure pursuits that promote the mental, social, and physical well being of all actively or passively participating citizens regardless of socioeconomic background, race, creed or religion.       

Contact Us

Visit the office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive (beside Noble Park off Park Avenue)
Phone 270-444-8508
Fax 270-444-8627
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Send mail to:
​​Paducah Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 7265
Paducah, KY  42002-7265

E-Mail questions should be addressed to the staff member listed with the program or web section.  If you have general questions, send them to  

Visit Paducah Parks & Recreation Videos to view television programs on all things Parks & Recreation, produced by the City and the television department at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.