Central Park is located at 4th and Broadway. This 1 acre lighted park offers a water fountain, large gazebo with benches for audience, William Henry Hatch statue and a WWI and WWII memorial. Benches dot the landscape under the shade of mature trees. For walkers, 3.5 times around the sidewalk = 1 mile.
The bandstand is available for rental. The cost is $20 for a half day period (9AM-3PM or 4PM-10PM) and $30 for a full day. Call 573-221-0154 to check availability. In order to reserve a shelter house, you must come to the Parks & Recreation Department (320 Broadway) to fill out a contract and pay the fee. Until that has been completed, a shelter house cannot be reserved.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department has a new scavenger hunt in Central Park. Hannah Bogue, job shadower for HPR, developed the clues for the scavenger hunt. Bogue is a senior at Hannibal High School.
Big Muddy B-B-Q, the new barbecue restaurant at 401 Broadway, is offering a free beverage to anyone who completes the scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt has clues about several items in Central Park, including the time capsule, war memorial, fountain, bandstand and the stone marking the first schoolhouse in Hannibal.