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) 

Partner Dancing
Wednesdays in June (13, 20, and 27) from 7-8PM
Wednesdays in July (11, 18, and 25) from 7-8PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
The cost is $5 per person per class (no pre-registration needed)
The class will teach moves for open dancing as well as sequential moves to a song. The first class will be waltz, but swing, jive, cha cha and other styles will be taught.
David Jameson will teach the class, he has 18 years of dance training. He has taught dance at Karen’s Dance Academy, is choreographer for Bluff City Theater and has been a company member for a national dance convention in Las Vegas. 
More information is available by contacting 

Bluff City/YETI Summer Camp
June 18th-22nd, 2018 - 9AM-12PM (Monday-Friday)
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Bats (Ages 5-8)
What birds, bees, butterflies, and bats live around Hannibal?  Want to become one?  Let's explore the Mayors for Monarchs garden at Dulany Park, make some wings, and fly!
Cost is $79 per child (class size is limited and financial assistance is available)
Register on-line at www.bluffcitytheater.com
Registration forms available at Bluff City Theater (212 Broadway) or at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
For more information, call 573-719-3226 or e-mail yeti@bluffcitytheater.com

Night Hike
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:30PM
Sodalis Nature Preserve
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.
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Cardboard Boat Races
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8AM Boat Check-in/9AM First Launch
Hannibal Aquatic Center
Ages 8-18
Prizes for: Fastest Boat, Titanic Award, and Best Decorated
$10 per boat
Must be registered by June 15, 2018
Register only at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Registration Forms
Call 573-221-0154 for more information!

2018 Swim Lessons
Hannibal Aquatic Center
Session 2 (July Morning): July 9th-19th (Monday-Thursday) 11-11:40AM - Registration Deadline July 6th
Session 3 (July Evening): July 9th-19th (Monday-Thursday) 6:10-6:50PM - Registration Deadline July 6th
Cost is $40 per child (minimum age is 4 years old)
Limit of 24 spots in each session!
Registration Form
Register only at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Call 573-221-0154 for more information!

The Mighty Mississippi
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10AM-12PM
Ymen's Pavilion
Walk to the river, learn how the mighty Mississippi formed and how it looked during the early days of Hannibal. Use your imagination to picture the Mississippi River throughout history!
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Night Hike
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:30PM
Sodalis Nature Preserve
Come find out more about the Sodalis success story, the endangered Indiana bat and the other plants and animals that make their home here. Interpretive guide Gale Rublee takes participants around the 2 1/2 mile paved loop making seasonal observations, telling about the bats and playing a “Bat & Moth” game at the amphitheater, exploring some of the gated mine entrances then ending at the stone fireplace with a final story.
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Session 1: 8:00AM-9:45AM
Session 2: 10:00AM-11:45AM
Hannibal Aquatic Center
$25 per person (All equipment is provided)
Pre-registration is required - limit of 10 people per session
Register only at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
For more information, contact 573-221-0154

Bluff City/YETI Summer Camp
July 16th-20th, 2018 - 1-4PM (Monday-Friday)
Hannibal Arts Council (105 S Main Street)
Making Masks and Telling a Tale (Ages 8-12)
Masks can give an actor freedom to create a character they would not otherwise be.  We'll make masks from molds of our faces to create characters that tell a tale we'll perform at Huckleberry Park (on July 20th - before the movie "COCO" at Movies in the Park)
Cost is $89 per child (class size is limited and financial assistance is available)

Register on-line at www.bluffcitytheater.com
Registration forms available at Bluff City Theater (212 Broadway) or at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
For more information, call 573-719-3226 or e-mail yeti@bluffcitytheater.com

Movies in the Park
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:30PM
Huckleberry Park (by the Ramp Park)
Featuring COCO
Bring a blanket to sit on
Join us at 8PM for a performance by Bluff City Theater YETI
Sponsored by James O'Donnell Funeral Home and Hannibal Parks & Recreation

Ride Cool at the Ramp Park
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Starting at 10AM
Huckleberry Ramp Park
Registration for skateboard, scooter and bike competitions begin at noon. Competitions start at 1 p.m.
The first 200 people will receive a helmet from Hannibal Clinic Health Services
There will be free entry to the Ramp Park all day!
Sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Hannibal Clinic Health Services
The emcee will be Casey Otto from P9 Entertainment
Prizes provided by Coolbyke Bicycle Shop and Pedal’rs Bicycle Shop
All participants must have a helmet and a signed waiver (signed by a parent/guardian if under 18)

Mermaid School
July 30-August 3, 2018 (Monday-Friday) - 10-10:45AM
Hannibal Aquatic Center
Swimmers will learn how to safely use their mermaid tails while participating in this five day course. During each 45-minute lesson, mermaids will have lots of fun activities incorporated in the class: fluke splashes, core rolls, and some synchronized swimming moves. Must be at least 6 years of age and be able to swim in the shallow end of the pool unassisted.  Are you Mermaid ready?  Check out this video to see if you are!
A mermaid tail is required for class:
1.) Provide your own tail (class cost $30)
2.) Rent a tail from Parks & Recreation (class cost $50)
3.) Purchase a tail through Parks & Recreation (class cost $105)
Tail Rental/Purchase Selection Guide
Limit of 10 participants!
Register by July 9th only at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Call 573-221-0154 or e-mail Jenna McDonald for more information!

Pedal Hannibal
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 8:30AM (30 mile ride)/10:30AM (5 mile ride)
Starting at Central Park
Join us for a bike ride to raise money for Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri!
Single rider: $30 if registered by 7/20/18 (after 7/20/18: $35)
Family ticket: $65 if registered by 7/20/18 (after 7/20/18: $70) (up to 4, limit 2 adults)
Registration includes a meal ticket, drink ticket, ride bag and t –shirt
Registration Form
Sponsorship Form
Mail registration and payment to: Douglass Community Services, 711 Grand Ave, Hannibal, MO 63401
For more information, call 573-221-3892 ext. 247 or e-mail rsvp@douglassonline.org

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):
Nipper Park Scavenger Hunt
Huckleberry Park Scavenger Hunt
Central Park Scavenger Hunt