Parks & Recreation Department

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.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE PADUCAH PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). ADDITIONALLY, THE PADUCAH RECREATION CENTER AND ALL PADUCAH PARKS & RECREATION PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED.

View our most recent Winter/Spring 2020 Newsletter

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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.
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 March Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month. Because the Paducah Recreation Center is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) there is no April calendar available.

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

Tiny Tot Soccer & PAYSA

Paducah Parks & Recreation offers Tiny Tot Soccer for kids ages 3-5 and Paducah Area Youth Soccer Association (PAYSA) is for kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grades. These leagues are based at Jetton Soccer Field. The registration deadline is extended to Friday, April 10.

Tiny Tot Soccer meets on Saturdays at 9am and have a 30 minute practice followed by a 30 minute scrimmage. The cost is $25. PAYSA will consist of a five week season with weekly practice on Mondays and games on Saturday mornings. The cost is $35 for PAYSA.

Paducah Chiefs Little League

Join the inaugural season for of Paducah Chiefs Little League! The goals of this league are for youth to learn the basic skills of the sport, show improvement throughout the season, and have fun! The league is held at the Noble Park Ball Fields and is for boys and girls ages 4-12. This league is sanctioned with Little League International and District 1 within Kentucky. We are offering Tee Ball, Minor League Baseball, Minor League Softball, Major League Baseball, and Major League Softball. Players who sign up will be assigned teams and are provided a uniform for games. The cost is $35 per child and the registration deadline is Friday, April 10.

Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market

2020 will be a great new year for the Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market and we want you to be a part of it. The grand opening for the 2020 Farmer's Market season will be Saturday May 2, 2020. Refer to our Farmers' Market Facebook page for updates.

Spring Tennis Sundays

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks & Recreation are providing Spring Tennis Sundays for kids in Kindergarten through High School at the Paducah Tilghman Chad Gamble Tennis Courts. These clinics 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. Dates are TBD (5 sessions are planned). There will not be a session on May 10 due to Mother's Day and May 24 due to Memorial Day weekend.

PARKS - Adult Recreational Tennis League

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks & Recreation are offering five Saturdays of an adult recreational league called PARKS for a fee of $20. The Saturday morning sessions are from 9:00am-11:00am at the Noble Park Tennis Courts. Dates are TBD. All levels welcome. Balls will be provided. To register, contact Paducah Parks & Recreation at 270-444-8508, stop by the office at 1400 HC Mathis Drive or register online.


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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 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.