Department Divisions and Contacts - Parks and Recreation

Department Divisions

Administration - Administration is responsible for all planning and new development of the Parks Department. Administrative staff handles program registration, 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. 

Parks Maintenance - Parks Maintenance is responsible for maintaining park facilities, trails, green spaces, and amenities.  Parks Maintenance also supports special events, activities, and festivals city-wide and maintains playing surfaces of athletic fields and facilities. The maintenance/operation of Oak Grove Cemetery, Transient Boat Dock, Brockenborough Rotary Health Park Sprayground and Coleman Sprayground fall under the Maintenance Division. The Park Ranger program is overseen by this division which provides park education and information as well as assistance with security and special event planning.

Recreation and Events - The Recreation and Events Division provides quality recreation programs and events for the community. This division operates parks and recreation facilities including the Paducah Recreation Center, Noble Park Pool, and the splash pads at Coleman Park and Brockenborough Park.  The division also operates the Paducah Farmers' Market and organizes several large scale community events including the Independence Day Celebration and Christmas Parade.  


Contact Us

Name Title Phone Number
Director 270-444-8508 x2328
Assistant Director of Recreation 270-444-8508 x2329
Assistant Director of Parks 270-444-8508 x3445
Recreation Superintendent 270-444-8508 x2331
Emelyn Herndon Senior Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508 x2335
James Weems Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508 x3255
Nathan Hardie Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508 x2333
Mary Wurth Senior Administrative Assistant 270-444-8508 x2327
LaMiira Askew Administrative Assistant 270-444-8508 x2343
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