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! 

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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. Check out the May Calendar to see what programs and activities are being offered this month. 

All Paducah Recreatoin Center Memberships sold are good for 365 days from the date of purchase. Previously memberships were only good for the calendar year. 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
  •  Paducah Recreation Center Yearly Membership (Individual or Family): $20.00
  •  Activity Punch Pass (20 Class Visits): $10.00
  •  Lost Key Fob Replacement: $5.00

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!

Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market

Paducah Farmers' Market is a public service to support local agriculture, artisans, businesses and to improve the quality of life in this region.  Our vendors work to bring the community the very best veggies and fruits, fresh meats, baked and artisan goods, flowers, eggs and other local homegrown goodness. We are a true community market! We strive for homegrown, home-produced and support local businesses.

New vendors and returning vendors must all 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 throughout the entire season in an open-enrollment basis.

Grand opening celebration for the 2019 Farmers' Market is May 4.  The season runs through October 26.

Farmers' Market Hours'

Saturdays 7:30am to 1pm (FULL MARKET)

Monday-Friday 7:30am to 1pm (ONLY for overflow produce or shelflife items) LIMITED VENDORS


Summer Camps

Registration is now underway for our Summer Camps. We offer Playground Activity Camp for graduated K-5th graders, Kidz Klub for graduated K-5th graders, Kidz Klub Too for 3-5 year olds, and Leadership by Bike Camp for ages 12-16. Prices, weeks, and times vary from camp to camp.

Swimming Lessons

Paducah Parks and Recreation offers several levels and sessions of Swimming Lessons at the Noble Park Pool in June and July.  Registration for swim lessons began April 1, 2019. Spots fill up fast in some classes so we encourage you to register early.  The cost is $40 per session and are for ages 4+. Three two week sessions of classes will be offered from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Adult Kickball League

Paducah Parks and Recreation offers Adult Kickball on Thursday nights at Noble Park Field 5 & 6 beginning June 13. Registration is now underway until the registration deadline on Thursday May 23 at 5:00 P.M. The registration fee will be $150 per team. 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. 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.

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. The first of three events this summer is on Thursday May 30 at 7:00pm at the Noble Park Tennis Courts. The next two events are on Tuesday July 16 and Monday August 26. 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!

Noble Park Fish Out

Paducah Parks and Recreation is presenting the Noble Park Fish Out tournament for kids from 5 to 12 years of age. The FREE tournament is held on Saturday, June 1 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.

Children may use their own pole and bring their own bait, or they may borrow a pole and/or bait from Paducah Parks and Recreation while supplies last. A fishing license is not needed as youth under the age of 16 do not need a fishing license in Kentucky. 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. Gift bags will be handed out to the first 75 people to register.




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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.