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 2018, there are many great things happening at Paducah Parks & Recreation. 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 one of the many great programs listed in this newsletter below, 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 2018, and we hope you find that there is always something to do while you’re in Paducah.

Paducah Parks & Recreation Programs and Winter Newsletter

Paducah Parks & Recreation always has something going on no matter the season.  For the most recent comprehensive schedule of what's going on this fall, see our Winter Newsletter below.  For more specific class information contact the Parks office at 270-444-8508 or visit our registration website. 

Winter Newsletter

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.  You can now purchase your 2018 membership by visiting the PRC. Memberships cost $20 for either an individual or the entire family (a family consists of parent/guardians and their children), Classes and activities included in the $20 membership at no extra cost include Open Gym, Walking Club, Basketball Open Gym, Volleyball Open Gym, Futsal Open Gym, and more. Beginning January 1, 2018 members will have to purchase an additional $10 activity punch pass for 20 visits to Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Mat Yoga, Zumba, Mid-East Dance, Dance and Tone, and other select classes. You can also pay as you go at the rate of $1 for one class.

Starting January 1, 2018, all users must have a 2018 Membership, which expire on December 31, 2018. Check out the April Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month!

Summer Camps

We offer several camp options for families in the summer time. Registration begins April 2 for all of our summer camps. Kidz Klub Too for 3-5 year olds begins June 4. Playground Activity Camp and Kidz Klub begins June 11 and are for graduated K-5th graders. We will not have any camps meeting the week of July 2-6. Paducah Parks and Recreation and BikeWorld, Inc. coordinate a Leadership by Bike Camp for children and teens ages 12 to 16 years. Three Monday through Friday sessions are available:  June 11-15 (Basic Camp); June 25-29 (Advanced Camp); and July 9-13 (Basic Camp).

Click here for more information on our Summer Camps!

Swimming Lessons

Registration for Swimming Lessons at Noble Park Pool begin April 2. We offers five levels and three sessions of swimming lessons. The classes are two-week sessions held Tuesday through Thursday from either 10:45-11:45am or 5:15-6:15pm. The cost is $40 per session. Sessions begin on June 5, June 19, and July 10. More information can be found on the Swimming Lessons page including the 2018 Swimming Lessons Parent Handbook.

Vendor Registration for Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market

New vendors and returning vendors must register with the Paducah Parks office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive in Paducah.  

To be considered for a booth, Paducah Parks and Recreation is inviting new vendors for the 2018 Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market to attend one of the two mandatory vendor information meetings on Monday, March 19 or Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 in the conference room of the Parks & Recreation facility located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.  At this meeting, information will be provided about the application process, hours of operation, and fees in addition to guidelines from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  If a potential vendor cannot make it to this meeting, contact the Special Events Coordinator to discuss products, guidelines, and the application process. 

Spring Tennis Sundays

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks and Recreation are providing Play Tennis Fast Spring Tennis Sundays for kids ages 4 to 18 at the Paducah Tilghman Chad Gamble Tennis Courts. There are five clinics on Sundays from April 15 - May 20 (no clinic on Mother's Day May 13) and are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced tennis players. The Beginner level is for kids in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and must be at least 4 years old. The Intermediate level is for kids in 3rd-12th grades who are new to the sport or are not active in summer USTA tournaments. the Advanced level is for players active in summer USTA tournaments.

Adult Softball League

You can now register your team for the Adult Softball League until the registration deadline on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. The registration fee will be $650 per team. The Team Registration/Roster Form and Individual Player Waivers for every player on the roster will need to be submitted at registration. Payment and a spot in the league will not be allowed unless all player waivers and the roster are submitted. In addition, a late fee of $50 will be added to any late registrations after the deadline and before Friday April 20 at 5:00pm. Games begin May 7-9, 2018.

Paducah Parks and Recreation offers one season of Adult Softball consisting of three Mens Leagues and one Coed League. Games are played at Stuart Nelson Park on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (Coed League) nights. In order to maintain competitiveness in each league, Paducah Parks and Recreation reserves the right to specify which league a team participates in. All players must be 18 years of age or older.

Paducah Parks & Recreation Television Programs

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


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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

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