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.

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) 

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)
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

Holiday House Decorating Contest
Decorate your house or business for the Holidays and submit a photo or video for judging!  Make sure to send your address if you want everyone to come see your great decorations!
Prizes will be awarded for: Clark Griswold, People's Choice (Facebook Vote), Mayor's Choice, Best Commercial Building, Most Holiday Spirit, and Creative Use of Lights
Open to all Hannibal Residents (building must be within Hannibal city limits)
Entries are due by 5PM on December 13th
Judging on December 14th
Sponsored by Park Place Sign Systems and FACT
E-mail submissions to JMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov

Snowball Toss
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3-5PM
Y Men’s Pavilion (105 Hill Street)
There will be a big holiday wreath hanging down from the middle of the stage. Participants may toss Styrofoam “snowballs” into the wreath and win a prize.

Music, Marshmallows, and Mistletoe
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5-6PM
Ymen's Pavilion (105 Hill Street)
There will be a bonfire for warmth and some marshmallows for roasting.  Hot chocolate will also be available.
The Pirate Pride Singers, a group of fifth and sixth-graders from Eugene Field School, will sing holiday music.
This event is FREE!
Part of Downtown Hannibal's Victorian Festival of Christmas

Searching for Signs of Winter
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1-2PM 
Riverview Park (meet by playground)
Participants will take a hike, enjoy hot chocolate, find out how plants and animals in Riverview Park survive the winter.
Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the hike. Rublee had been a professional storyteller and teacher-naturalist for school groups at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. She is now the youth coordinator and acting teacher for Bluff City Theater’s Academy and YETI (Youth Education Theater Initiative) program.
FREE but participants are encouraged to make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing 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