Parks & Recreation Department

Paducah Parks & Recreation - Always Something To Do!  Even during a Pandemic!  

Due to the Coronvirus pandemic, Paducah Parks and Recreation offices are closed to the public.  We can still be reached by calling our office at 270-444-8508 or by email at, or you can send us a message on Facebook.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.

Paducah Parks & Recreation...Always Something to Do!

Check out this video introducing Paducah Parks & Recreation. There are many great things happening at Paducah Parks & Recreation. A major project just completed in February of 2020 was the update of our Master Plan. We encourage you to read through this document.

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, parks, or programs we offer, share your experience on social media by using #AlwaysSomethingToDo or tagging Paducah Parks when posting.

We hope you find that there is always something to do while you’re in Paducah

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 for an activity, reserve a shelter or to reserve ballfields. You must use a credit/debit card. You may also view programs, facilities, and activities. You will have to create an account to register or use your exisiting account information. 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

The Paducah Recreation Center is reopening! See our April Calendar for a schedule of classes. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, we are only able to allow 12 participants for each class. To reserve a spot, call the Paducah Parks & Recreation office at 270-444-8508. Please see our January Member Update Letter to see some of the changes that will take place upon reopening. Open Gyms are returning in February! Several COVID-19 rules, regulations, procedures, and policies are in place for each specific Open Gym. To view those, please see the Open Gym Reopening Plan. Not able to join us in person? Check our our previously recorded Paducah Recreation Center classes we available online! Just click here to view them.

Farmers' Market Opens May 1

Location:  306 N. 2nd St. Paducah KY, 42001

Hours:  Saturdays Only, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be no more through the week vendors. Due to the COVID-19 situation, there are specific Guidelines for visiting the market.

2021 Season:  The season runs from May 1st through October 30.

Products:  Variety of local, homegrown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, and dairy products, artisan and baked goods, and good eats from local food vendors.

Click here for more information on the Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market

Oak Grove Cemetery

The Oak Grove Cemetery Guidelines have been revised in December 2020 and go into effect April 1, 2021. They can be found on the Oak Grove Cemetery website.


Greenway Trail Fun Run

Paducah Parks & Recreation is hosting a Greenway Trail Fun Run for runners of all ages. This free event is for the recreational runner as well as the avid runner. The 2.5 mile course will highlight the Greenway Trail starting in Bob Noble Park and then following the trail towards Stuart Nelson Park with a turn around that will end the fun run back at the starting point. The event will be Wednesday May 5 at 6:30pm with a socially distanced start at the Greenway Trail entrance in Bob Noble Park. Registration begins at 6:00pm at Shelter 19. No advanced registration is necessary. Drawings will be held to give away prizes to participants after the run is completed.  


Tennis Apprentice - Adults

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks & Recreation are offering Tennis Apprentice on four sessions in May for a fee of $25. Tennis Apprentice is for beginning adult tennis players and will be led by Sarah House and Kathi Norrington. Tennis balls are provided. Please bring your own racket, or the PTA will provide one. The sessions will be at the Noble Park Tennis Courts on the following days an times:

Wednesday May 12 at 6:30pm

Sunday May 16 at 2:00pm

Wednesday May 19 at 6:30pm.

Sunday May 23 at 2:00pm

Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles

Come and enjoy Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles, a social event for tennis enthusiasts where doubles teams will be randomly drawn throughout the night. The first event of the year will be on Monday May 17 at 6:00pm. 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. There will be three Draw Your Partner Doubles events this year at the Noble Park Tennis Courts. It is FREE to participate and door prizes will be drawn for those who attend! You can regiser at the courts when you arrive.

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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. 

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.