Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center is located at 301 Warren Barrett Drive, next to Clemens Field in historic downtown Hannibal. The facility was built in 1938-9 as a WPA project. It has 15,000 sq. ft. of concrete floor space and ceiling height is 20 ft. The facility may be rented for private and public events.

The Recreation Center was extensively renovated in 2012.


The Recreation Center is open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the summer and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays in the fall, winter and spring.  The Recreation Center is closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.  Any changes to these hours will be posted at the Rec Center (due to special events).  Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years+) - no exceptions.  

It is a non-smoking facility during public use hours. This facility, also known as the old armory, houses the following:

Armory rental prices are $40/hour (except for indoor sport practices).  If you would like to reserve the Armory, please call the HPR office (573-221-0154) and speak to Andy Dorian about availability (for sports practices, speak with Aron Lee).  Insurance may be required for certain events.  Call 573-221-0154 to learn about other private rental options.

Rentals for indoor sport practices are $20/hour. Insurance may be required for events. Capacity = 1000 people. Call 573-221-0154 for available dates, or check out our Armory Reservations Calendar to see what openings are currently available.

Senior Adult Dances
Held every Wednesday from 12-3PM (may be canceled due to special events)
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center 

Hannibal Walking Club 
The Hannibal Walking Club provides a place for walkers to keep track of their miles.
There is a binder at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center so walkers can document their miles. Walking 12 laps around the Rec Center equals 1 mile. Miles completed in other locations, such as Hannibal parks, can be documented as well.
Each walker that completes 50 miles will receive a Hannibal Parks & Recreation water bottle.