Parks & Recreation Department

Welcome To Paducah Parks & Recreation!

Due to recent legislation passed by the state of Kentucky, as of July 1st, many programs, leagues, activities, and rentals will now include a 6% sales tax. Some of these will have the tax included in the cost. However, others will have the tax added to the cost. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. - Parks Staff

Paducah Parks Services is now Paducah Parks & Recreation! We have rebranded with a new name and logos. Check out this video introducing Paducah Parks & Recreation! Use #alwayssomethingtodo when posting on social media when you're at one of our great city parks or events.

As we enter 2018, there are many great things happening at Paducah Parks & Recreation. 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 or one of the many great programs listed in this newsletter below, please share your experience on social media by using #alwayssomethingtodo or tagging Paducah Parks when posting.

Paducah Parks & Recreation is looking forward to having a phenomenal year in 2018, and we hope you find that there is always something to do while you’re in Paducah.

How to Register for Paducah Parks & Recreation Programs

There are three 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.
Online:  Click Online Registration to register online using a credit/debit card and view programs and activities. You will have to create an account to register for programs. If you have issues with online registration contact the Parks & Recreation office at 270-444-8508.
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.


Paducah Recreation Center 

Located at 1527 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.  For more info on the facility and hours of operations visit the Paducah Recreation Center page.  You can now purchase your 2018 membership by visiting the PRC. Memberships cost $20 for either an individual or the entire family (a family consists of parent/guardians and their children), Classes and activities included in the $20 membership at no extra cost include Open Gym, Walking Club, Basketball Open Gym, Volleyball Open Gym, Futsal Open Gym, and more. Members will have to purchase an additional $10 activity punch pass for 20 visits to Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Mat Yoga, Zumba, Mid-East Dance, Sculpt and Tone, and other select classes. You can also pay as you go at the rate of $1 for one class.

Starting January 1, 2018, all users must have a 2018 Membership, which expire on December 31, 2018. Check out the August Calendar and September Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month!

Tot School

Tot School is a preschool program for 3 to 5 year olds organized by the Paducah Parks & Recreation and taught by instructor Kathy Reese.  Tot School helps prepare children for kindergarten through developmentally stimulating activities that enhance a child's learning and growth. An Open House will be held on Friday August 10 at the Tot School room. Program costs are $115 per month and are due at the first of each month. The first semester runs from August 13 through December 12, 2018.

RIVERfront Concert Series

The 2018 RIVERfront Concert Series is organized by the Parks & Recreation Department.  It's a FREE concert series with amazing up-and-coming musical artists, local and nationwide.  Bring your lawn chairs or enjoy the steps at the riverfront and enjoy the music on Wilson Stage.  Concerts are on select days in June, July, and August.  Local artists take the stage from 5 until 6 p.m. with the nationally-known artists from 6 until 8 p.m.  The July 4 Independence Day Celebration has extended hours.

The first concert of the series is on Thursday August 25 featuring Andrew Leahey.

Fall Ball Youth League

Paducah Parks and Recreation will be offering a Fall Ball Youth League for boys and girls ages 5 to 9. The 5-6 year olds will play tee ball and 7-9 year olds will start with tee ball and transition to coach pitch based on each player's ability. Our focus for this league will be to teach kids the fundamentals of the game including throwing, baserunning, fielding, and hitting. The league will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30p.m. at the Noble Park Fields on September 4, 11, 18, and 25. Each night will consist of 45 minutes of practice and a scrimmage for 45 minutes. The cost is $12 per child and the registration deadline is Thursday August 23.

Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market

The Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market is held at North Second and Monroe Streets in historic downtown Paducah. The hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (limited vendors during the week) and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (full market days). Once a month, May through September, you don't want to miss the markets' Celebration Saturdays.  These themed days highlight market vendors and their goods, along with many activities such as childrens' craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, plant and farm education, as well as local businesses that may wish to host a booth to spotlight their local products or services. The dates for Celebration Saturdays are May 5, June 9, July 21, August 25, and September 15.

Adult Kickball League

Registration is underaway for the Fall Adult Kickball League. Games are played on Thursday nights at the Noble Park Fields. The cost is $150 per team (plus tax) and the registration deadline is Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Games begin Thursday, September 13.  You must register your team at the Paducah Parks and Recreation office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive in Paducah, KY.

Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles

Come and enjoy Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles a social event for tennis enthusiasts where doubles teams will be randomly drawn throughout the night. This event will be Sunday August 26 at 7:00pm at the recently resurfaced Noble Park Tennis Courts. You can attend by yourself or with a group, and it is open to tennis players ages 16 and older. Tennis players of all playing abilities are welcome to play. It is FREE to participate and door prizes will be drawn for those who attend!

Transient Boat Dock

We are now taking reservations for our Transient Boat Dock located along the Ohio River in downtown Paducah. Go to our Dockwa page to make reservations.

Paducah Parks & Recreation Television Programs

Visit Paducah Parks & Recreation Videos to view television programs on all things Parks and Recreation, produced by the City and the television department at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.


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Mission Statement 

The mission of Paducah Parks & Recreation is to provide an affordable and positive comprehensive system of recreation programs designed to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the City of Paducah as well as surrounding communities. We will strive to organize and implement leisure pursuits that promote the mental, social, and physical well being of all actively or passively participating citizens regardless of socioeconomic background, race, creed or religion.       

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

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