March 3 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates

Ramp Park opens Saturday!
The Huckleberry Park Ramp Park opens for the season Saturday, March 4. The Ramp Park will be open noon to dark weekends in March, weather permitting. The park is for roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles and scooters. The cost is $2 on weekdays and $3 on weekends. An annual pass costs $35. Users are required to wear helmets. Users are required to have a signed waiver and release of liability on file. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.
Celebrate Pi Day the Healthy Way
Walk, bike, or run a 3.14 mile route around Sodalis Nature Preserve on Pi Day, March 14, and get a free bag of popcorn with admission to Hannibal Aquatic Center this summer. Start at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
  Looking for a summer job? for seasonal employment with the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department are due March 10. Applicants must be at least 15. A variety of jobs are available, including lifeguards, concession workers and maintenance crew. The Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 27, pool jobs will begin mid-May. There are 10 lifeguards on duty at a time, so HPR hires about 25 lifeguards and 9 front desk-concession people. HPR trains lifeguards with American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes before the pool opens. Lifeguards will also undergo in-service trainings twice a month and teach swimming lessons in June and July. More information is available from Jenna McDonald, aquatics director of Hannibal Aquatics Center,  573-221-0154. 

Hannibal Area Job Fair & Veteran Resource Event
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Businesses can register for a booth by contacting Missouri Job Center, 573-221-5250
Sponsored by Missouri Job Center, Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Townsquare Media, Moberly Area Community College and Northeast Missouri Workforce Development Board 

Senior Expo

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Gifts for the first 200 visitors and prizes will be awarded throughout the event!

More information here!

Let's get together to help clean up Hannibal! Meet any time 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22at Y'men's Pavilion, 105 Hill St. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Stream Team t-shirts given to the first 100 participants! Cosponsored by 1819 Stream Team and Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce. Find out more here!
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 |  mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org

Admiral Coontz Recreation Center


7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Monday  
7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Tuesday
7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Wednesday
7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Thursday 
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 

 Play Without Boundaries Sensory Room Games, puzzles and Imagination Playground blocks for all-inclusive indoor play for adults and children at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Senior Adult Dances Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Music provided by Uptown Strings. 
  The weather is starting to cooperate so it's time to Get Into Shape at our new Fitness Station at the west end of Bear Creek Trail. 
The station features 24 exercises and combines functional fitness and body-weight training on three skill levels.
Huckleberry Park
As construction at the Huckleberry Park shelter goes on, the playground is still open. 
The Born Learning Trail is an interactive series of 10 outdoor games around Huckleberry Park playground.  There are several new pieces of all-inclusive playground equipment, including two handicap-accessible swings and musical instruments at Huckleberry Park playground.  

Sodalis Nature Preserve 
The 2-mile paved walking path at Hannibal’s newest park is part of a 185-acre park property that was given to the city to preserve endangered bats. Here's a YouTube video explaining its origin.  Access to the Nature Preserve will be available off Ely Street, south of the Dempsey Dog Park and Bear Creek, 800 Ely St. Only non-motorized recreational activity is allowed, such as hiking, running and biking.Click on trail map here:


  There's something for everyone!

Park Properties:Here is a list of the parks: Ann Dorsey Hodgdon Park, Bear Creek Trail, Broadway Mini Park, Cardiff Hill Overlook Park, Central Park, Dempsey Dog Park, Douglass School/Arizona Cleaver Stemmons Park, Dulany Park, Glascock's Landing, Huckleberry Park, Indian Mounds Park, Kiwanis Park, Lover's Leap, Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Nipper Marina, Nipper Park, Norfolk & Southern Multi-Sports Park, Ringer Park, Riverview Park, Sand Volleyball Courts, Southside Recreation Park #2 (South Main Street area), Sodalis Nature Preserve, Spooner Creek Park, West Ely Park and Y Men’s Pavilion.


What else is going on? 
 Chocolate Extravaganza 
March 11 in downtown Hannibal
 Chocolate passports will include several different treats from most downtown businesses, of which you get to choose five you would like to redeem. There will also be special coupons and discounts for chocolate passport holders.   
The Museum and the Chocolate Factory
1-3 p.m. March 11 at Mark Twain Boyhood Museum
Family fun event with chocolaty games and prizes all based around the famous characters from the original 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” featuring Gene Wilder. Children, and adults, of all ages can try their luck at Charlie Bucket’s newspaper toss, Violet Beauregarde’s grape stomp, compete in Augustus Gloop’s pie-eating contest, Veruca Salt’s egg putting challenge, Willy Wonka’s pin-the-hat game and even snap a photo in Mike Teavee’s Wonka Vision Studio Booth.
Shamrock Shufflesponsored by Hannibal YMCA
8:30 a.m. March 18 at Sodalis Nature Preserve


Musical comedy March 23-April 1 at Bluff City Theater

More information here

Battle by the River
Doubles pickleball tournament
Saturday,  March 25
at Mabee Sports Complex at Hannibal-LaGrange University
Clinic and exhibit Friday
Games start at 8 a.m. Saturday
More information from Bill Baker, 573-795-6020 or bill@parkplacesign.com
Business Expo
4-7 p.m. March 28 at Nutrition Center
Sponsored by Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce

Power Up for Avenues
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Road 
Family-friend gaming event to raise money for Avenues, the domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy program and shelter. 

Play video, card and recreational games with family and friends $5 admission, $20 for admission plus tournaments Children under the age of 12 free  

 Battle at Bear Creek 15

professional boxing matches April 1 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center 
Doors open at 6 p.m., matches begin at 7 p.m. More information is available from 573-406-8227

Great Girlfriend Getaway

April 28-30 in downtown Hannibal
Shine a Light on Autism Lighthouse Challenge
8 a.m. April 29 start at Tom and Huck statue in downtown Hannibal
Children's activities at Cardiff Hill Overlook 
March 3rd, 2017