Programs & Events

HPR offers more than 50 structured programs and passive recreational opportunities. We strive to offer activities for all ages, all levels of ability and a variety of interests. We proactively look to promote healthy, active lifestyles. Senior, adult, youth and family activities are available. Whatever you are into, HPR has something for you. 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

Movies in the Park
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9PM
Huckleberry Park
Showing: Big Hero 6
Before the movie, watch a live demonstration of the Marion County 4-H robot team in action, lead by Hannibal-LaGrange University!

Big Dirt Dig
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center (parking lot)
Bring small shovels, buckets, and toy trucks to join in messy play time with Parents as Teachers and the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department!
The program is FREE, but cash donations will be accepted to go towards construction of the Born to Learn Trail in Huckleberry Park!

Ride Cool at the Ramp Park
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10AM-12PM
Huckleberry Ramp Park
Free entry to the Ramp Park all day!
Free food and drinks
200 helmets donated by Hannibal Clinic

Swim Lessons 2015
Cost is $40 per child
Three Sessions Available:

*June: June 15th-25th (Monday-Thursday) from 6:10-6:50PM
 Registration deadline: June 12, 2015
*July Morning: July 6th-16th (Monday-Thursday) from 11:00-11:40AM
 Registration deadline: July 3, 2015
*July Evening: July 6th-16th (Monday-Thursday) from 6:10-6:50PM
 Registration deadline: July 3, 2015
There are only 24 slots available in each session!
The minimum age is 4 years old
*Refunds will only be given if requested at least 14 days prior to the first lesson*
Register at the Parks & Recreation Department (320 Broadway) or call 573-221-0154 for more information

Color in Motion
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 9AM (Registration at 8AM)
Starts at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center (301 Warren Barrett Dr)
A colorful 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Kids in Motion program
Cost is: $15 for Youth (0-12), $25 for Adults (13 & Up), and a $5 discount per person for teams of 5 or more people (team registration forms should all be sent in at the same time)
Register by June 5th to be guaranteed an (adult sized) t-shirt in your size
Registration Form - Required
Team Sign-Up Sheet (must be turned in with the Registration Forms)
Individuals (not teams) can register on
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, June 19th from 8AM-6PM at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Call 573-221-3892 Ext. 246 or e-mail Kids in Motion for more information!
New to running and want to train for this run?  Check our our training program!
Race Route

H.O.R.S.E. Tournament
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 9:30AM (Registration at 9AM)
Norfolk & Southern Multi-Sports Complex
Free to the public!
All participants get free admission to the Hannibal Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 28th!

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