May 24 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates

  Opening Day at Hannibal Aquatic Center May 27 
Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. every day. 


Sign up now for Swim Lessons!

  • Session 1: June 12 - 22, 2017 (M-Th) - 6:10-6:50PM (Registration Deadline June 9th)
  • Session 2: July 10 - 20, 2017 (M-Th) - 11-11:40AM (Registration Deadline July 7th)
  • Session 3: July 10 - 20, 2017 (M-Th) - 6:10-6:50PM (Registration Deadline July 7th)Hannibal Aquatic Center

Honor Roll Day May 28 at Hannibal Aquatic Center. Students going into fourth grade through high school must bring a report card showing a B average and up to receive free admission



Wiffle Ball at Clemens Field! Great River Wiffle Ball Association starting Tuesday night medium pitch league, only 8 teams accepted. The schedule will be set once teams have been submitted. Cost is $300 per team. Registration forms available at Hannibal Parks & Recreation office, 320 Broadway. Questions? Email greatriverwiffleball@gmail.com.
American Legion Post #55 baseball teams begin play at historic Clemens Field Sunday May 28.
Upcoming games at Clemens Field
  • AAA Hannibal Tournament May 28-30
  • AA vs. Union 8 p.m. May 30
  • AA vs. Wentzville 7 p.m. June 7
  • A vs. Washington noon June 10
  • AA vs. Washington 2 p.m. June 10
  • A vs. New Haven 3 p.m. June 11
  • AA vs. Brookfield 6 p.m. June 13
  • AA vs. St. Clair 7 p.m. June 16
  • A vs. St. Peters 1 and 3 p.m. June 17
  • AAA vs. Three Oaks, MI., TBA June 18
  • AAA vs. Moberly 6 and 8 p.m. June 19
  • A vs. West O'Fallon 7 p.m. June 20
  • A vs. St. Clair 2 and 4 p.m. June 25
  • AAA vs. Chillicothe 6 and 8 p.m. June 30
  • AAA vs. Green City 3 and 5 p.m. July 8
  • A Baseball state tournament July 12-14
Nature Hikes in Hannibal parks!!
There are free guided hikes but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
  • Summer Solstice Creek Walk 10 a.m. to noon June 21 Meet at beginning of Bear Creek walkway off Main Street. Wear shoes you can get wet and walk on rocks with. Bring water and a small bucket. For ages 5 and up, 5-8-year-old children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Night Hike Through Sodalis Nature Preserve 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 28. Meet at parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve, hike up to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. Pause for a story at the top then return in the dark with sensory awareness activities. Hike will be on paved paths, about 2 miles. Night Hikes will be scheduled the last Friday of the month. Almost full!
Sign up now for Summer Camp!
  • Down by the River (for ages 5-7) 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday June 12-16 (Including a creek walk, crafts and interactive river observations and stories about the river)
  • Gone Fishing (for ages 8-12) 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday July 17-21 (Including exploration and research about the river, along with creating and acting out big fish tales)  
Save the Date: June 3 will be a Fun-Filled Day!

Big Dirt Dig  9-11 a.m.  next to Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers and Hannibal Parks & Recreation. Children encouraged to bring shovels and toys  for interactive but messy fun.

Movies in the Park 8:30 p.m. at Huckleberry Park. Before "Secret Life of Pets" there will be demonstration by Quincy Kennel Club's Square Dancing Dogs & Drill Team.


Coming back this year!
Try it, you'll love it!
Standup Paddleboard Yoga June 10 at Hannibal Aquatic Center. Sessions at 8-9:45 a.m. and 10-11:45 a.m. Open to all skill levels and all equipment is provided, $25 per person. Pre-registration is encouraged, a limit of 10 people per session. Register only at Parks & Recreation (320 Broadway)
Classes also scheduled July 15.

What else is going on?
  • Twain on Main in downtown Hannibal 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 27 and 28. Celebrating the life and classic works of Hannibal's native son, Mark Twain. Three different areas feature Mark Twain's famous novels:"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "Roughing It" and "The Prince and the Pauper." Schedule and map available here.
  • EMSSTRONG 5K through Sodalis Nature Preserve 8:30 a.m. May 27 starting at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. To register, contact cpryor@mcadems.com
  •  Cornhole Tournament May 27 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, sponsored by Hannibal Professional Firefighters Local 1211. Preregistration through May 26. Call Danny Essig 573-406-7173 for more information 
  • Memorial Lantern Float 7 p.m. May 27 at Nipper Park. Sponsored by James O'Donnell Funeral Home, guests will gather at Nipper Park at 7 p.m. to decorate lanterns and release the lanterns at 8 p.m. Call O'Donnell Funeral Home at 572-221-8188 to reserve your lantern.
  • Boys in Autumn June 1-10 in Nipper Park. Play set in 1920 about Tom and Huck returning to Hannibal. Bleachers will be available or bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the park. 7:30 p.m. each night and one matinee performance 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Buy tickets here!

  • Music Under the Stars, every Thursday at 7 p.m. starting June 1 on historic Hill Street in front of Mark Twain's boyhood home. Here's the schedule.
  • Mark Wavering Art Circus all day June 3 in Central Park. Free admission, photographs and artwork
    Babies and Books in Central Park 10:30 a.m. June 10 with Hannibal Free Public Library
  • BSMF5K to benefit Eugene Field Elementary Playground Project 8 a.m. June 10 at Mark Twain Cave and Campground. Register online!

  • Smile-A-Mile Buddy Walk 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10 at Nipper Park.  Every year, Marion County Services teams up with the National Down Syndrome Society in order to help raise awareness about those with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities with a one mile walk. Walkers, vendors and donors welcome, go to http://mcsddsamwalk.blogspot.com/
  • Community Helping Community Art Auction to raise money for Hannibal Free Clinic 5:30 p.m. June 10 at Hannibal Country Club.  The artwork that is up for auction will be donated by local artists in a variety of mediums.
  • Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8 p.m. June 24 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, cosponsored by Kids in Motion. $20 per couple, $5 per additional child. Music, dancing, desserts, photo booth, face painting. Hawaiian theme.  Register at Douglass Community Services, 711 Grand Ave. Questions call 573-221-3892 Ext. 246. KIM/TIM are programs of Douglass Community Services, a United Way Agency. Register at Douglass Community Services, 711 Grand Ave.
  • Fiesta Del Sol June 24 in Central Park, sponsored by Rotary Club. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., bands, music, food. Check out more!
  • Hannibal Cannibal July 1 in downtown Hannibal. Registration open for 5K, 10K and 15K.
  • Fence-painting for National Tom Sawyer Days Events begin July 1, not only for boys 10-13 but new events for girls and younger kids. Register and get more information here!


Save the Date!
And start saving your cardboard!
Cardboard Boat Races June 24 at Hannibal Aquatic Center!
Registration at 9 a.m., races at 10 a.m.

  Hannibal Central Park Farmers Market

Join us in Hannibal's Central Park each Saturday morning, 8:00 a.m. until noon, for fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods.

Yoga in Central Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, with 
 Twisted Juniper Yoga


Planning a wedding? Looking for a place to say "I do" or even "Will you be mine?" Hannibal parks are a beautiful setting for a ceremony.  Check out some photos 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. 
Huckleberry Park
Huckleberry Park shelter is finished!
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. 
Hannibal Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park
Noon to dark, weather permitting
Want to rent a shelter for a picnic, party or reunion? Better book it now because spots are filling up! Check out our reservation calendar to see if your date is available!
Get up! Get Active!
May 25th, 2017