Hannibal Parks & Recreation Recent News

Bat migration study


Bat scientists and researchers from U.S. Fish & Wildlife and the Missouri Department of Conservation are at Sodalis Nature Preserve conducting a bat migration study. Lead wildlife biologists from USFS, Vona Kuczynska said the crew will temporarily capture the bats in a mist net…

April 1st Closure


The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center be closed to the public Thursday, April 1, due to a Covid-19 vaccine clinic sponsored by Clarity Healthcare. Clarity will be offering second-dose COVID-19 vaccines.

Sundial back at home at Hannibal riverfront


The sundial Scott Haycraft built 14 years ago is now back in its location at Glascock’s Landing on the Hannibal riverfront. Haycraft built the 200-pound sundial with stainless steel. “I wanted to make something that was functional art,” he said. He said he researched…

Spring Cleanup 2021


A spring cleanup will be April 10, which not only helps make Hannibal look nicer, it also eliminates the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean. Volunteers should meet anytime from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Y Men’s Pavilion, 105 Hill…

Debris Removal Requests


The city of Hannibal is asking residents with storm debris to request pickup by 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Andy Dorian, director of Central Services, said maintenance personnel will be making the last pass to remove debris at the curb in the next few…

Vaccine Clinic


The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center be closed to the public Monday, March 22, due to a Covid-19 vaccine clinic sponsored by Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. The second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be given.

Night Hikes in April


The bats that hibernate all winter in Sodalis Nature Preserve start waking up and becoming active in April so it may be a good time to see them flying in the sky. There will be two family-friendly night hikes in April at Sodalis Nature…

March 15, 2021 newsletter


  Your monthly news & updates Visit our Website Free Family-Friendly Nature Programs 1-2 p.m. Sunday, March 21 at Riverview Park, Shelter No. 1 6 p.m. Friday March 26 at Sodalis Nature Preserve 7 p.m. Friday April 9 at Sodalis Nature Preserve 1 p.m….

Catch and release fishing at Huckleberry Park pond


Huckleberry Park pond is now open for catch and release fishing for bluegill, sunfish, channel catfish and bass. The pond was stocked with bluegill and sunfish last spring and bass and channel catfish last fall. Aron Lee, assistant director of Hannibal Parks & Recreation,…

Bluebird Boxes


The bluebird is the Missouri state bird and several nest boxes have been installed on South Main Street to provide shelter. Jim Current, retired pilot from Hannibal, used recycled wood scraps and PVC pipe to build the nesting boxes and donated them to the…

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