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. CURRENTLY YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE OR BY CALLING 270-444-8508 SINCE OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

In Office: Stop by the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 HC Mathis Drive and register with cash, check, or debit/credit card. The Parks & Recreation Office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.
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 scheduled to reopen Tuesday, January 19, 2021.*

The Paducah Recreation Center is reopening! See our January 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. 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.

Oak Grove Cemetery

The Oak Grove Cemetery Guidelines have been revised in December 2020.  Please click on Oak Grove Cemetery Guidelines and Regulations for the full version.


I Heart Presidents Day at Home

Stop by the Robert Cherry Civic Center on Saturday February 6 between 10am - 11am to collect a gift box so kids can participate in I Heart Presidents Day at Home. The gift box will include materials for presidential themed arts and crafts activities and party favors that can be enjoyed at home. I Heart Presidents Day at Home is presented by Paducah Parks & Recreation and the Paducah Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

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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.