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!

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

Indoor Archery
Wednesdays, December 6, 2017-February 21, 2018 - 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 $40 for a season pass
For more information, call 573-221-0154 or e-mail ALee@hannibal-mo.gov 

Snowball Toss
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3-5PM
YMen's Pavilion (105 Hill St)
Toss styrofoam "snowballs" into a big holiday wreath and win a prize!
Free to the public!
Part of the Victorian Festival of Christmas in Downtown Hannibal 

Holiday House Decorating Contest
Decorate your home or business and take a photo of it for judging!
Categories for prizes are:

Winners will receive a prize donated by SC Data, along with a sign donated by Park Place Sign Systems
Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. December 14, 2017 for judging on December 15th
The contest is open to Hannibal residents. Email submissions to

Searching for Signs of Winter on the Solstice
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10 a.m. to noon
Riverview Park
Take a hike, enjoy hot chocolate, and find out how plants and animals in Riverview Park are getting ready for winter
Led by Gale Rublee, nature educator
Free but must make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing

Ice Bowl
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Don Crane Disc Golf Course - Huckleberry Park
Registration begins at 9AM - T-off at 10AM
Participants will play 2 rounds
Fee is $10
All entry fees and proceeds donated to The Buddy Pack Program
Food will be provided to participants and prizes will be awarded
For additional info contact Aron Lee at ALee@hannibal-mo.gov or 573-221-0154

Pickleball 101
Friday, February 9, 2018 from 
6-9 p.m.
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Want to see what all the hype is about?  Learn to play pickleball before spring league starts!
FREE but reservations are requested by emailing jmcdonald@hannibal-mo.gov or calling 573-221-0154

Pedal Power
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10AM-Noon
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Ages 2-6
Bring your Big Wheel, tricycle, or other pedal-powered vehicle and cruise the Recreation Center!  Bicycles are allowed, but they must have training wheels.
Interactive Play activities will also be available
Co-sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Parents as Teachers
Call 573-221-0154 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
Lighthouse Trail Scavenger Hunt
Huckleberry Park Scavenger Hunt
Central Park Scavenger Hunt