Parks & Recreation Department

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

Paducah Parks Services is now Paducah Parks & Recreation.  We rebranded with a new name and logos. Check out this video introducing Paducah Parks & Recreation.  There are many great things happening at Paducah Parks & Recreation. A major project is that we are updating our Master Plan in 2019 with ways for you to provide input.

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.


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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 January Calendar & February 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
  •  Daily Drop In Visit (Open Gyms Only): $5.00

I Heart Presidents Day

The fifth annual I Heart Presidents Day for kids and families will be on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center.  Come join us for a fun day of presidential themed activities to celebrate Presidents Day. Kids of all ages will make arts & crafts and learn about different presidents, early American culture, and take a presidential portrait. There will be FREE snacks and gift bags for participants (while supplies last). I Heart Presidents Day is brought to you by Paducah Parks & Recreation, the Paducah Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Captain Virgil McCracken Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.

Walking Club

New & Improved in 2020! Join us at the Paducah Recreation Center on Mondays, Wednesday, & Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Walking Club. All ages and fitness levels welcome. There will be incentives for reaching mileage goals. Prizes will be awarded for those who place 1st through 5th in total miles each quarter. Must have a Paducah Recreation Center membership to participate. Members can also receive credit during Paducah Recreation Center Open Gym hours. For more information about Walking Club, contact the Paducah Parks & Recreation office at 270-444-8508.

Youth Open Gym

Youth Open Gym will be at the Paducah Recreation Center on Sundays, starting January 5, 2020. Youth Open Gym will be from 4:30-6:30pm and during this time youth ages 12-17 can check out equipment to play basketball, spikeball, futsal, volleyball, cornhole, and more. Participants will need to purchase a $20 Yearly Membership (Individual or Family) or pay a $5 drop in fee for the day.

Dodgeball Tournament @ The REC

Paducah Parks and Recreation will be offering the Dodgeball Tournament @ The REC on Tuesday March 10 with play beginning at 6:30pm. This tournament will be held at the Paducah Recreation Center which is located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Paducah. Registration begins January 21 with a fee of $20 per team. The deadline to register is Thursday March 5 at 5:00pm. A maximum of 8 teams will be allowed to play in the tournament.  The first 8 teams to turn in team rosters with player signatures, and $20 team fee before the deadline will be allowed to play. All players must be age 14 or older.

Teams will play at least three games in the tournament. A tournament schedule will be released following the registration deadline.  Play is 6 vs. 6 and there must be at least one person from each gender on the court at one time.  The winning team will receive a prize package and a trophy.

Winter/Spring 2020 Newsletter

At Paducah Parks & Recreation, there's #AlwaysSomethingToDo. Check out the Winter/Spring 2020 Newsletter to see what Paducah Parks & Recreation has to offer this season. From adult sports to youth leagues to special events to the Farmers' Market...and so much more!

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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.