Parks & Recreation Department


Welcome To Paducah Parks & Recreation!

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.


Paducah Parks and Recreation....Always Something To Do!  Partake in Paducah Fall 2018

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.
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. All users must have a Paducah Recreation Center Membership to enter the facility. Current 2018 Memberships expire on December 31, 2018. Check out the March 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):

  •  Paducah Recreation Center GOLD Membership (Individual or Family): $60.00 (tax included)
  •  Paducah Recreation Center Yearly Membership (Individual or Family): $20.00 (tax included)
  •  Activity Punch Pass (20 Class Visits): $10.00 (tax included)
  •  Lost Key Fob Replacement: $5.00 (tax included)

Paducah Parks & Recreation Master Plan Survey

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.    

Please provide input through our online survey at:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tee Ball & Rookie League

Paducah Parks and Recreation offers youth Tee Ball and Rookie League for kids ages 5-9 in the community at the Noble Park Ballfields. The goals of this league is for youth to learn the basic skills of the sport, show improvement throughout the season, and have fun! Registration is now underway and continues until the registration deadline on March 20. The cost is $40 per child. The league runs from mid-April through June.

PAYSA and Tiny Tot Soccer

Registration is now underway for Paducah Area Youth Soccer Association (PAYSA) and Tiny Tot Soccer for boys and girls. The registration fee is $25 for Tiny Tot Soccer which is for 3-5 year olds and $30 for PAYSA which is for K-5th Graders. The registration deadline for both leagues is Wednesday March 20. Games start April 13.

Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market

New vendors and returning vendors must register with the Paducah Parks office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive in Paducah.  If interested in the 2019 Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market, application packets will be available online and in the Parks office mid-March. Grand opening celebration for the 2019 Farmers' Market is on May 4.  Season runs through October 26.

Play Tennis Fast: Spring Tennis Sundays

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks and Recreation are providing Play Tennis Fast: Spring Tennis Sundays for kids in Kindergarten through High School at the Paducah Tilghman Chad Gamble Tennis Courts. These clinics are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced tennis players and are April 14-May 19 (clinics will not meet on April 21 due to Easter). The Beginner level is for kids in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and must be at least 4 years old. The Intermediate level is for kids in 3rd-12th grades who are new to the sport or are not active in summer USTA tournaments. the Advanced level is for players active in summer USTA tournaments. Registration deadline is April 11.

Easter Eggstravaganza

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.


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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

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  

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.