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 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, Dance 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 May Calendar and June Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month!

Summer Camps

We offer several camp options for families in the summer time. Registration begins April 2 for all of our summer camps. Kidz Klub Too for 3-5 year olds begins June 4. Playground Activity Camp and Kidz Klub begins June 11 and are for graduated K-5th graders. We will not have any camps meeting the week of July 2-6. Paducah Parks and Recreation and BikeWorld, Inc. coordinate a Leadership by Bike Camp for children and teens ages 12 to 16 years. Three Monday through Friday sessions are available:  June 11-15 (Basic Camp); June 25-29 (Advanced Camp); and July 9-13 (Basic Camp).

Click here for more information on our Summer Camps!

Swimming Lessons

Registration for Swimming Lessons at Noble Park Pool begin April 2. We offers five levels and three sessions of swimming lessons. The classes are two-week sessions held Tuesday through Thursday from either 10:45-11:45am or 5:15-6:15pm. The cost is $40 per session. Sessions begin on June 5, June 19, and July 10. More information can be found on the Swimming Lessons page including the 2018 Swimming Lessons Parent Handbook.

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.

Noble Park Fish Out

Paducah Parks and Recreation and Banterra Bank are presenting the Noble Park Fish Out Tournament for kids from 6 to 11 years of age. The FREE tournament is held on Saturday, June 2 at Noble Park Lake. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Shelter 10 (across the road from Noble Park Pool). Fishing starts at 9 a.m. and wraps up at 11 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow at Shelter 10. This is a catch and release tournament.

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the categories of Longest Fish and Most Fish Caught for both boys and girls. Goodie bags will be handed out to the first 75 people to register.

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.

Kickball League

You can now register your team for the Adult Kickballl League until the registration deadline on Friday May 25, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. The registration fee will be $150 per team. Teams must be coed with a minimum of ten players, four of which must be female. Players must be at least 14 years of age. The Team Registration/Roster Form and Individual Player Waivers for every player on the roster will need to be submitted at registration. Payment and a spot in the league will not be allowed unless all player waivers and the roster are submitted. Games begin June 7, 2018.


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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