June 14 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Coming up at the Hannibal Aquatic Center
Registration for Cardboard Boat Races due June 19
Boat check-in at 8 a.m. June 24 at Hannibal Aquatic Center, first launch at 9 a.m.
Awards for
• Fastest Boat
• Titanic Award
• Best Decorated
Register at Hannibal Parks & Recreation office at City Hall, 320 Broadway.


 Sign Up Today!
Standup Paddleboard Yoga classes July 15 at the Hannibal Aquatic Center.
All equipment is provided by SUP St. Louis. The classes are open to all skill levels and offered at two different times
  • 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Only 10 people will be allowed in each class. The cost is $25 per person. Register at the Hannibal Parks & Recreation office at City Hall, 320 Broadway. More information is available at www.hannibalparks.org or by calling 573-221-0154.
  • June 18 Father’s Day: A father’s admission is free when purchasing regular price admission for child
  • June 25 Cardboard Boat Races Day: Anyone who participates in the Cardboard Boat Races at the Aquatic Center on June 24th gets in free*




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 playing at historic Clemens Field 
  • 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, Aug. 25. 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!
Learning about the River at Summer Camp
Here's the next camp
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)  
What else is going on?

  • Music Under the Stars, every Thursday at 7 p.m. on historic Hill Street in front of Mark Twain's boyhood home. Here's the schedule.
  • Down by the River starting at 5 p.m. June 16 at Y Men's Pavilion
  • Lone Wolf Bike Show starting at 8 a.m. Saturday June 17 on Hill Street
  • Juneteenth Celebration June 19 at Jim's Journey 509 N. Third St. Movie "The Children's March at 3 p.m. at B & B Theater, 4 p.m. scavenger hunt, 5 p.m. Soul Food cooking demonstration. More information from Faye Dant, 217-617-1507
  • Tower-Building Challenge at Hannibal Free Public Library, June 19 for elementary; June 20 for middle school. Complete schedule here!
  • 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. Sign up now! Event will be canceled if more registrations aren't received!
  • 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!
  • National Tom Sawyer Days begins in downtown Hannibal June 28. Complete schedule here!
  • 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!
    Summer Sand Volleyball starts July 11 at Southside Sand Courts off Mo. 79. Tuesdays, co-ed recreational league; Wednesdays, competitive league, registration due June 30. Contact Josh McCaskey at josh.mccaskey@ymcaofhannibal.org

  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. with Twisted Juniper Yoga


Ride Cool at the
Ramp Park is back!
July 15 at at the Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park, sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department and Hannibal Clinic Health Services.
First 200 people will receive a helmet, starting at 10 a.m.
Registration for skateboard, scooter and bike competitions begin at noon. Competitions start at 1 p.m. More information here!
Sodalis Nature Preserve Teacher Workshop
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in Hannibal. Missouri Bat Census Executive Director Kirsten Alvey-Mudd will lead a hike along the 2-mile paved trail identifying educational opportunities, discussing how the bat caves were created and why the area is important to more than 200,000 endangered bats. Registrations are required by contacting Kathi Moore, Missouri Department of Conservation, 573-248-2530.
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
Day of Fun June 10
at Hannibal Parks
First we had hundreds of youngsters digging in the dirt and enjoying interactive play at the Big Dirt Dig in front of Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, cosponsored by Parents as Teachers.
Then we had Movies in the Park at Huckleberry Park and showed "Secret Life of Pets." Preceptor Zeta Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sponsored the movie. But before the show began, the Northeast Missouri Humane Shelter told the crowd of several hundred how to help and adopt animals. There was also a performance of the Quincy Kennel Club's Square Dancing Dogs and Drill Team. 

Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Summer hours

  • 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Senior Adult dances noon-3 p.m. Wednesdays


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 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!

June 14th, 2017