Nipper Park is located at the end of Broadway, past Main Street and next to Nipper Marina at the Mississippi River. It was funded with the help of Marion County Health Department & Home Health Agency, and Hannibal Rotary Club. This 1 acre park offers a concrete walkway (6 laps = 1 mile), benches, purple martin houses and a fountain. The transom of retired naval ship, the USS Coontz, was dedicated here March 31, 2007. Admiral Coontz was from Hannibal.
Nipper Park cannot be reserved - it is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Hannibal children, along with visitors to Hannibal, will have the chance to explore Nipper Park in a different way. The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department has developed the Nipper Park Scavenger Hunt to encourage visitors to the HPR sites.
Chocolaterie Stam (103 N Main St), is offering a prize for completing the scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt is on relatively flat terrain and takes around 20 minutes to complete. Scavenger Hunt Clues
Video of the Nipper Park Scavenger Hunt - courtesy of KHQA TV