Administration - Administration is responsible for all planning and new development of the Parks Department. Administrative staff handles Special Event Permits, scheduling of Facilities, sale of Oak Grove Cemetery lots, assisting with budget preparation and budget monitoring. This division oversees all other divisions within the Department along with the supervision of park security through the Park Ranger program.
Parks Maintenance - Parks Maintenance is responsible for maintaining park facilities and amenities. Maintenance also supports special events, activities, and festivals city-wide and maintains playing surfaces of sports facilities. The maintenance/operation of Oak Grove Cemetery and Coleman Spray Park fall under the Maintenance Division.
Recreation - The Recreation Division provides quality recreation programs, classes, events, and athletic leagues at a reasonable cost to the participant. This division is responsible for overseeing the operations and programs at the Paducah Recreation Center. The Recreation Division also oversees the operation of the Noble Park Pool and spray pad, and provides open swimming and structured swim classes in a safe environment at economical prices.
Special Events - The Special Events Division operates the Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market and the organization and operation of many City Sponsored events including the Riverfront Concert Series, Independence Day Celebration, Christmas Parade, and Wooftober-- in addition to other large scale community events. Special Events also assists with permitting and administration and partners with Main Street for downtown events. This Division coordinates the attendants for the Transient Dock and Downtown Crew for events and beautification. Special Events works closely with the Maintenance Division when needed for other local festivals and events such as BBQ on the River, Lower Town Arts and Music Festival, AQS QuiltWeek, Iron Mom Half Marathon, and many more.
|Mark Thompson||Director||270-444-8508 x9|
|Les Evans||Parks Maintenance Superintendent||270-444-8508 x8|
|Amie Clark||Recreation Superintendent||270-444-8508 x6|
|Molly Tomasallo Johnson||Special Events Coordinator||270-444-8508 x7|
|Ed Sanders||Parks Maintenance Supervisor||270-444-8508|
|Luther Hayes||Cemetery Sexton||270-444-8508|
|Taylor Morsching||Recreation Specialist||270-444-8508 x4|
|Kelsey Weathers||Recreation Specialist||270-444-8508|
|Vacant||Assistant Recreation Specialist||270-444-8508 x5|
|Vacant||Assistant Recreation Specialist||270-444-8508|
|Lessa Wilson||Executive Assistant I||270-444-8508 x3|
|Mary Wurth||Administrative Assistant III||270-444-8508 x 2|
|LaMiira Askew||Administrative Assistant II||270-444-8508 x1|
|General Info||Questions not answered in the FAQ||270-444-8508|
|Program Changes and Rain Outs||
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