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) 

Toddler Tuesdays
Every Tuesday from 9-11AM (may be canceled due to special events)
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
For children up to 5 years old
Young children will be able to use the gym without colliding with basketball players
Imagination Playground building blocks will be brought into the gymnasium
There are also coloring books, puzzles, balls and games
This is not a babysitting service - each adult is allowed to bring no more than four children and must sign in with the attendant

Storybook Trail
April 23, 2018-May 7, 2018
Central Park
Enjoy reading, exercising, and family time all in one!
This program is FREE and fun!
Featuring “Arbor Day Square” by Kathryn O. Galbraith
Presented in conjunction with Arbor Day!

"Sounds of Spring" Night Hike
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7-9PM
Sodalis Nature Preserve (Meet in parking lot)
Frogs and toads are a’calling and a’courting. Let’s listen and identify different amphibians by their call. What other spring critters will we hear? 
We’ll also look at stars and moon so bring your binoculars. 
FREE but make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov

Spring Festival of Country Music
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 6-9PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Music by Memory Lane - Martin Miller, Harlon Lane,Wendell Glance, Jack Owens, Glenn Cornelius, Betty Miller and Greg Cornelius
Guest performers will be Tony Gilliland, Gloria Reeves, Sue Taylor, and Shirley Cornelius
Free admission, but donations will be accepted for the band
Call 573-221-5682 for more information!

Partner Dancing
Wednesdays in May (2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) from 7-9PM (Couples Partner Dancing 7-8 p.m. and Singles Partner Dancing 8-9 p.m.)
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 

Drop In Pickleball
Thursdays in May - 5:30-8:30PM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
$3 per person per night
Come meet new people while playing your favorite game!
All levels of play welcome!
For more information, call 573-221-0154

Big Dirt Dig
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 9-11AM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center (Parking Lot)
Bring small shovels, buckets, and toy trucks to join in messy play time!
Sponsored by Parents as Teachers and Hannibal Parks & Recreation

2018 Swim Lessons
Hannibal Aquatic Center
Session 1 (June Evening):
June 11th-21st (Monday-Thursday) 6:10-6:50PM - Registration Deadline June 8th
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!

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)
Call 573-221-0154 for more information!

Mermaid School
June 25-29, 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 June 5th only at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Call 573-221-0154 or e-mail Jenna McDonald for more information!

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