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Programs & Events

HPR offers many programs and recreational opportunities. We strive to offer activities for all ages, all levels of ability and a variety of interests. We want to promote healthy, active lifestyles. Call 573-221-0154 for details. Or, submit a request for information HERE.

If you have children ages 6-11, click the following link for information from the University of Missouri Extension Office to learn how to include a variety of physical activities into their daily lives! Get Up! Get Active!

Check out our Upcoming Events below to see what HPR has waiting for you!  The list will change frequently, so make sure to visit this site frequently see what's new.  Don't forget to check out the photo gallery. Enjoy!

Hannibal Parks & Recreation is one of the founding members of the Living Better Initiative. The Living Better initiative takes the letters of BETTER to motivate and foster a culture in northeast Missouri which encourages residents to make lifestyle choices which positively affect the health, longevity, and quality of their lives. BETTER stands for Be Active, Eat Well, Team Up, Treasure Family, Envision Purpose and Relax and Recharge.  
The goal of Living Better is to unite current health initiatives of organizations in northeast Missouri under a common banner of Living Better. The website has a calendar and map that allows easy access to ways to Live BETTER.


Check out these upcoming Hannibal Parks & Recreation events!
(Click on the title for the event flyer) 

Wild About Wild Edibles
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5-7PM
Huckleberry Park (Large Shelter)
Gale Rublee, nature educator, will be teaching participants about what’s growing wild and edible in the Hannibal area.
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov 


Pickleball 101
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6-9PM
Huckleberry Park Tennis Courts
Want to see what all the hype is about?  Learn to play pickleball before the autumn league starts!
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing JMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov 

Fall Festival of Country Music
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 6-9PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Featuring music by Memory Lane: 
Martin Miller, Harlon Lain, Wendell Glance, Jack Owens, Betty Miller, Greg Cornelius and other guest performers!
FREE, but donations for the band are welcomed
Call 573-221-5682 for more information!

Indoor Horseshoe League
Mondays, beginning September 10, 2018 - 6:30PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
$40 per team ($20 per person)
Registration ends Tuesday, September 4th
Register at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Registration Form
For more information, contact Aron Lee at 573-221-0154 or at ALee@hannibal-mo.gov

Fall Pickleball Leagues
Tuesdays, September 11-October 16, 2018 (times determined after all registrations received)
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Leisure, Intermediate, and Competitive Leagues
Only 24 spots available!
Competitve Tournament on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
$35 per team
Register by September 4, 2018 at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Leisure Registration Form
Intermediate Registration Form
Competitive Registration Form
For more information, contact Jenna McDonald at 573-221-0154 or JMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov

Bat Acoustic Program
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -  6PM
Sodalis Nature Preserve (at the amphitheater site at the top of the hill)
Representatives from Titley Electronics, maker of the Anabat acoustic bat detector, will give a presentation on bat echolocation; how bats make use of echolocation and how we use it as a monitoring tool.  The talk will be followed by an opportunity to watch the out flight at Sodalis Preserve and use bat detectors to see the echolocation sequences produced by the bats. 
FREE!  For more information, contact Mary Lynne Richards at 573-221-0154 or MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Scavenger Hunts
The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department has developed Scavenger Hunts to encourage visitors to the HPR sites
These free activities allow participants to learn more about Hannibal Parks and to earn a free treat from a local business in the process!
Here are the scavenger hunts available so far (check back for future additions):
Lighthouse Scavenger Hunt
Nipper Park Scavenger Hunt
Huckleberry Park Scavenger Hunt
Central Park Scavenger Hunt