2023 Event - On Saturday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m., the Easter Bunny will be hopping around the Paducah Recreation Center (1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) visiting with guests for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Guests can enjoy a pancake breakfast, decorate their pancakes with all sorts of goodies, take part in a craft station and bunny-themed games, and get to meet the Easter Bunny. Plus, the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures!
2023 Gingerbread University
Gingerbread University will be Saturday, December 16 at the Paducah Recreation Center (1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Parents can finish Christmas shopping or wrap presents while their children are enjoying a fun day of Christmas-themed activities, games, and crafts with Parks & Recreation Department staff.
Lunch will be provided.
2023 Pumpkin Walk
About the Craft Series
Join us for the Tiny Tot Craft Series. This is a month-long craft series for kids ages five and younger and their parent/guardian held on Wednesdays from 10 until 11 a.m. at the Paducah Recreation Center located at 1527 Martin Luther King. Tots will enjoy an arts and crafts activity and play time.
Cost is $15 per child (tax included).
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register online or call Parks & Recreation at 270-444-8508.
Dog Park Photography Contest
Celebrate National Dog Park Day by participating in our Dog Park Photography Contest in May. Take a photo of your dog enjoying one of Paducah’s dog parks (Stuart Nelson Park or Independence Park) and submit it to the Parks Department. The public will have a chance to vote on the entries with top photos receiving baskets with goodies for their dog.
Paducah Parks & Recreation reserves the right to use the photo in future social media and marketing campaigns. Only one photo submission per person allowed.
Children 5 years old and younger are invited to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Paducah Recreation Center. There will be a craft, story time and games.
Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. A parent/guardian is required to remain with their child during the celebration. Cost is $5 per child.
2023 Event - Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Registration opens February 1.
In 2010, the Parks & Recreation Department partnered with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources to begin providing great fishing opportunities at Lake Gerry Montgomery in Noble Park through the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program.
About the Trail
The Peck Education Trail is a beautiful, wooded, nature trail in Bob Noble Park. The half mile trail, which opened in December 2020, connects to a nature trail located in a wooded section of the park behind the Amphitheatre and near the Cairo Road park entrance.
This project is funded entirely by the estate of J. Lane Peck through the Community Foundation of West Kentucky.
About the Fun Run
The Greenway Trail Fun Run is for runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels. This FREE run starts at the Greenway Trail entrance in Bob Noble Park. The trail then head towards Stuart Nelson Park and turns around ending back at the Greenway Trail entrance. The course is 2.5 miles. Advanced registration is not required. There will be drawings for prizes before and free snacks after the run.
Parks & Recreation Master Plan
The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved on February 25, 2020, the Parks & Recreation Master Plan. This document will help guide decisions about Paducah's parks and amenities over the next 15 years.
Executive Summary - 2020 Parks & Recreation Master Plan
Full Document - 2020 Parks & Recreation Master Plan [Note: This is a large document.]