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 2019, there are many great things happening at Paducah Parks & Recreation. We will be updating our Master Plan in 2019 and there will be ways for you to provide input, so stay tuned!
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 programs we offer, 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 2019, and we hope you find that there is always something to do while you’re in Paducah.
Due to legislation passed by the state of Kentucky, as of July 1, 2018, many programs, leagues, activities, and rentals will now include a 6% sales tax. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
- Paducah Parks & Recreation Staff
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.
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. All users must have a Paducah Recreation Center Membership to enter the facility. Current 2018 Memberships expire on December 31, 2018. Check out the January 2019 Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month.
There will be some changes to Paducah Recreation Center Memberships effective December 1, 2018. All memberships sold after this date will be good for 365 days from the date of purchase. Previously memberships were only good for the calendar year. Also starting December 1, 2018, all memberships will be a card that attaches to your key ring (key fob). These key fobs will have a bar code assigned to each member of your household. You will scan in once you enter the facility for your class, activity, or open gym. Activity Punch Passes will also be added to the same key fob when purchased.
Paducah Recreation Center Membership Prices are listed below (effective 12/1/18):
I Heart Presidents Day
Paducah Parks & Recreation and the Paducah Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are happy to announce the fourth annual I Heart Presidents Day for kids and families. Come join us for a fun day of presidential themed activities to celebrate Presidents Day. Kids of all ages will make arts & crafts and learn about different presidents, early American culture, and take a presidential portrait. There will be FREE snacks and gift bags for participants (while supplies last).
The event is Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the event is FREE to all kids and families.
Paducah Parks & Recreation Master Plan Open House
Drop by the Robert Cherry Civic Center, located at 2701 Park Ave, any time on Thursday, January 31 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm to tell us how you would like the City of Paducah to improve its parks, facilities, recreation programs, community events, trails, and open spaces. The Master Plan Steering Committee, Parks and City staff, and Consultants will be there to listen to your ideas, suggestions, and priorities. Several interactive stations will be available for engaging participation and input.
The City of Paducah has started the process of updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan. When complete, the plan will provide a vision to guide the future growth, development, operations, and programs of the City’s parks and facilities, recreation and event programs, open spaces, and trail system. Your input is crucial in helping us create a comprehensive plan that includes the most desired services for our citizens and community.
If you are not available to attend, you may also provide input through our online survey at:
We look forward to hearing from you!
Paducah Parks & Recreation’s Easter Eggstravaganza is a hunt for families to find candy-filled eggs. Bring your Easter baskets or a sack because there will be plenty of eggs to collect. Parks staff will be spreading 15,000 candy-filled eggs throughout Noble Park. If you find the prize egg, turn it in for a special gift.
The free event will be Tuesday April 9 at Noble Park. Registration begins at 5:15pm in the Arts & Crafts Building with the hunt at 6:00pm.
There are many great ongoing fitness classes with Paducah Parks & Recreation. There are various fee structures for each class, but we have classes at the Paducah Recreation Center, upstairs at the Paducah Parks & Recreation office, and the Robert Cherry Civic Center. Follow the link for more information.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.