Department Overviews

Breakfast with the Bunny

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!

Gingerbread University

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.

Tiny Tot Craft Series

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.

Photography Contests

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.

Peck Education Trail

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. 

Greenway Trail Fun Run

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.