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

Register for Parks & Recreation Programs - Reserve a Shelter and More

There are several ways to register for programs and activities.

  • In Office: Stop by the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 HC Mathis Drive and register with cash, check, or debit/credit card.
  • 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.
  • Online: Click Online Registration to register online for an activity, reserve a shelter, or reserve ballfields using a credit/debit card.  While on the online registration portal, view programs, facilities, and activities. An account must be created to complete a registration.  For issues with online registration, contact the Parks & Recreation office at 270-444-8508.

Online registration button

WINTER and Spring 2023 PADUCAH PARKS & RECREATION GUIDErecreation guide

View the brochure to see recreational activities!

Paducah Recreation Center

The Paducah Recreation Center is located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. See the February Calendar for a schedule of classes. Check out our previously recorded Paducah Recreation Center classes available online and find out about memberships. 


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Mission Statement 

The mission of Paducah Parks & Recreation is to provide an affordable and positive comprehensive system of recreation programs and facilities 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.