Hannibal Parks & Recreation Recent News

Night Hike planned March 31


The bats that hibernate all winter are starting to wake up at Sodalis Nature Preserve. There will be a night hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31. Representatives from the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists will lead the hike, which will…

Bradford pear tree buyback program begins March 15


Hannibalians with Bradford pear trees on their property have the option to cut down their trees and receive a free, non-invasive tree at a “buy-back” event on April 18. Starting March 15, participants may register by visiting www.moinvasives.org/2023/02/15/pear-buy-back-2023/ They will also need to submit…

Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League awards


Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League program had an outstanding season this year, as shown in the awards banquet recently at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Travis Moore, program coordinator, said about 35 youngsters finished the program, He said there are two…

Vendor meeting March 9 for Central Park Farmers Market


There will be a Vendors Meeting for anyone interested in participating in the Central Park Farmers Market 6:30 p.m. March 9 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Steve Huse, market manager, said plans for the upcoming season will be discussed. Central Park Farmers Market Opening…

Winners named in pickleball league


The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Winter Pickleball League ended Tuesday with a single-elimination tournament in the competitive division. Jay Johnson and Jacob Hammock were the winners; with Justin and Jack Parker winning second place. Andrew and Alicia Kestner won the intermediate division with the…

Ramp Park opens March 4


The opening day for the Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park is March 4. The Ramp Park, which is part of the Hannibal Parks & Recreation parks system, will be open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekends in March, weather permitting. Paula Epker, manager of…

Applications for seasonal jobs due March 3


Hannibal Parks & Recreation is getting ready for warmer weather and seeking applications for seasonal employment. Applications for jobs with the Hannibal Parks & Recreation are due March 3. There will be about 30 lifeguards hired to work at the Hannibal Aquatic Center. There…

City earns upgrades on ratings


City Manager Lisa Pick announced today that the city of Hannibal’s bond and lease ratings have been upgraded two notches by Moody’s Investor Service. The issuer rating was upgraded to Aa3 from A2 and the lease rating to A1 from A3. The upgrades come…

Boat slip rentals now available


Hannibal Parks & Recreation is now accepting annual boat slip rental registration for the 2023 boating season. Slips will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Renters will be able to choose a slip based on the slips that are available, despite the renter’s…

Teen Fair Saturday


Teenagers can learn about healthy lifestyle choices while having fun at the teen fair Saturday. There will be 36 booths at the 26th Annual Teen Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. There will…

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