Department Divisions and Contacts

Department Divisions

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.

Contact Us

Name Title Phone Number
  Director 270-444-8508 x9
  Parks Maintenance Superintendent 270-444-8508 x8
  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
  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
  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
  Questions not answered in the FAQ 270-444-8508
 Program Changes and Rain Outs 

Recent cancellations and program changes

270-444-8621 

 

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