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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.

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.  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) 

Storybook Trail
September 10-24, 2018
Central Park
Enjoy reading, exercising, and family time - all in one!
As you move along the trail, you can stop at each page to find out what happens next!
This program is FREE and fun!
Sponsored by HPR, Scholastic, and Park Place Sign Systems

Night Hike
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6PM
Sodalis Nature Preserve
Meet at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve. Participants will hike to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. There will be information and story-telling at the top then participants will return to the parking lot with sensory awareness activities. 
The hike will be on paved paths - about 2 miles
Guided by nature educator Gale Rublee
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Night Hike
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 5:30PM
Sodalis Nature Preserve
Meet at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve. Participants will hike to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. There will be information and story-telling at the top then participants will return to the parking lot with sensory awareness activities. 
The hike will be on paved paths - about 2 miles
Guided by nature educator Gale Rublee
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Night Hike
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:30PM
Sodalis Nature Preserve
Meet at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve. Participants will hike to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. There will be information and story-telling at the top then participants will return to the parking lot with sensory awareness activities. 
The hike will be on paved paths - about 2 miles
Guided by nature educator Gale Rublee
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailing MLRichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Pumpkins in the Park
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2-4PM
Nipper Park
Join us for our 6th annual pumpkin decorating contest!  
From 2 to 4 PM, the pumpkins will be on display along the Nipper Park walking path. The pumpkins will be judged by the spectators. Each person will be allowed vote once in each category.
The categories are: •Spooky •Artistic •Silly
There are prizes for Adults (13 and over) and Children (12 and under).
Participants are being asked to bring pumpkins to Nipper Park from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 and can retrieve their pumpkins at 4:15 p.m. Pumpkins that are not picked up after the contest will be displayed at City Hall through Halloween.
Pumpkins can be decorated with paint, glitter, markers, etc., but cannot be carved.
Full Contest Rules
Prizes are donated by SC Contact Centers and Hannibal Parks & Recreation!

Shooter's Education
Thursday evenings - November 1, 2018-February 28, 2019 (when school is in session)
BB Rifles (all ages) from 6:00 – 8:15PM
BB Pistols (ages 14-18) from 8:15-9:00PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
A FREE program where youths (ages 8-18) learn ethics, sportsmanship, safe/proper handling of firearms, wildlife management, animal identification, etc.
Registration will be Thursday, October 18th from 6-7PM at the Recreation Center
Registration will be followed by a short intro of the program and a Q&A session
For more information, contact Travis Moore at 573-231-2859 or Aron Lee at 573-221-0154

Pickleball Leagues
Monday evenings - November 12th-December 11th* - 5:30-8:30PM
*The final week there will be a game on Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th
Competitive tournament to be held Monday, December 17th
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
$35 per team
Limit of 32 teams!
Registrations are due by November 5th at 5PM
Competitive Registration
Intermediate Registration
Leisure Registration
For more information, contact Jenna McDonald at JMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov or 573-221-0154

Drop-In Pickleball
Tuesday evenings - November 13th-December 4th - 5:30-8:30PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
$3 per person
Open to all levels of play!
For more information, contact Jenna McDonald at JMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov or 573-221-0154

Indoor Archery
Wednesdays - December 5, 2018-February 27, 2019 (no session on December 19th)
6:30-9PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants must bring their own bow and arrows.  This program is not instructional - it is a place for participants to practice.
$5 per visit or $50 for a season pass
For more information, contact Aron Lee at ALee@hannibal-mo.gov at 573-221-0154

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