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! 

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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 June Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month. 

All Paducah Recreatoin 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 (effective 12/1/18):

  •  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 or enjoy the steps at the riverfront and enjoy the music on Wilson Stage.  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 July 4 Independence Day Celebration has extended hours. The first concert of the year is on Thursday June 6 with Classy & Grassy and Wood & Wire.

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.

Grand opening celebration for the 2019 Farmers' Market is May 4.  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

Summer Camps

Registration is now underway for our Summer Camps. We offer Playground Activity Camp for graduated K-5th graders, Kidz Klub for graduated K-5th graders, Kidz Klub Too for 3-5 year olds, and Leadership by Bike Camp for ages 12-16. Prices, weeks, and times vary from camp to camp.


Swimming Lessons

Paducah Parks and Recreation offers several levels and sessions of Swimming Lessons at the Noble Park Pool in June and July.  Registration for swim lessons began April 1, 2019. Spots fill up fast in some classes so we encourage you to register early.  The cost is $40 per session and are for ages 4+. Three two week sessions of classes will be offered from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Paducah Regatta

The Paducah Parks & Recreation Department is holding the Paducah Regatta on Saturday, June 15 at the Noble Park Pool. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with the boat races at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 per boat. Using materials such as cardboard and duct tape to construct a boat, the goal is to race it across the pool without sinking. 

Awards include the Titanic Award for the fastest or most dramatic sinking; the Largest Crew Award for the boat that is able to float while holding the most crew members; the Crowd Favorite Award; and the Overall Winner for the boat that reaches the other side of the pool with the fastest time out of all heats. All judges' decisions are final.


Summer Tennis Series

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks and Recreation are providing a Summer Tennis Series for kids ages 4-14 at the Paducah Tilghman Chad Gamble Tennis Courts. These clinics have 3 levels, Hot Shots for ages 4-6, Aces for ages 7-12 and Junior Premier is for advanced players ages 10-14. There is a June session and July session which are on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 3-26 and July 15-July 31. You can also sign up for both sessions and receive a reduced rate. More information can be found on the link above.


 

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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 parkinfo@paducahky.gov.  

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.