In October 2006, Paducah held a grand opening for the Paducah Skatepark located at Noble Park. The skatepark is a concrete park located on the west side of Noble Park behind the ball fields and next to the entrance to the Greenway Trail. A restroom facility is next to the skatepark in addition to bleachers for spectators. There is no charge to enjoy the skatepark!
The Skatepark is open during normal park hours in Noble Park. The skatepark is lighted. Park Rangers will turn on/off the lights and close the skatepark.
Paducah Parks and Recreation has a zero tolerance policy for graffiti and will close the park until all graffiti is removed.
Helmet Requirement: According to the Paducah Code of Ordinances, all users of the skatepark whether on skateboard, roller skates, and/or bicycle must wear a helmet that is designed for use with a skateboard, roller skates, and/or bicycle. No spectators are allowed in the skatepark area within 10 feet of the skating surface without a helmet.
Talk of the Skatepark began in 2002 with the City of Paducah Parks Master Plan. By December 2003, there was a public petition supporting a concrete skatepark, and in February 2004 a skatepark committee was formed. With financial support from the City Commission to start the skatepark design, the committee accepted a challenge made by the Commission and fundraised dollars toward the effort. The City challenged the public to raise $100,000. The project was funded through a $75,000 Federal Land and Water Conservation Grant, a $20,000 donation from the Honorable Society of the Kentucky Colonels, a $50,000 anonymous donation, public fundraising of $30,000 dollars, and the City of Paducah. The skatepark was constructed in 2006 with the grand opening ceremony on October 28, 2006.