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May 17, 2019 Newsletter


Your monthly news & updates Visit our Website THIRD WARD CLEANUP 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 18, meet at the old hospital site, bags and gloves provided The Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 25! Daily hours are noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26 is…

Huckleberry Tennis Courts temporarily closed


The tennis courts at Huckleberry Park will be closed for a week starting Monday, May 18. The four courts will be resurfaced and lines painted by Sport Court of St. Louis, the same company that installed the all-weather cushioned sport surface over the asphalt…

Admiral Robert E. Coontz Birthday


Hannibal Parks & Recreation is celebrating the birthday of Admiral Robert Edward Coontz June 12 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Robert Edward Coontz (June 11, 1864 – January 26, 1935) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who sailed with the Great…

Movie in the Park


Hannibal Parks & Recreation will host a special Movie in the Park June 14 at Huckleberry Park with a showing of “Pinocchio.” The movie is sponsored by Hannibal’s Beta Sigma Phi sorority. As part of Hannibal’s Bicentennial celebration,  the event honors Cliff Edwards, who…

Big Dirt Dig


Big Dirt Dig will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the parking lot of the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive. The event is sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Parents as Teachers. HPR staff members will provide a huge…

Storybook Trail in Central Park


The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department has a Storybook Trail in Central Park through May 28. The book is “Hi Koo: A Year of Seasons” by Jon. J. Muth. The boo features a panda named Koo with images of the four seasons, starting with…

Summer Camp


Summer Camp is being offered by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Bluff City Theater this summer. There are two sessions: Down by the Riverside (for ages 5-7) 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday June 17-21 (Participants will discover what they see, hear, smell…

River Reflection Nature Program


Hannibal Parks & Recreation is offering a nature program about the river. A River Reflection will be 10 a.m. to noon May 15 in Riverview Park, starting at Shelter No. 1. Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the program. She said, “Let’s take a…

2019 Swim Lessons


Swim lessons at the Hannibal Aquatic Center begin June 10. The registration deadline is June 7 but registration will close when all 24 slots are filled. There are three sessions of swim lessons: 11-11:40 a.m. June 10-20 6:10-6:50 p.m. June 10-20 6:10-6:50 p.m. July…

Time Capsule Inventory


The items in the 1969 time capsule have been itemized. Hannibal Parks & Recreation staff opened the time capsule on May 1 and displayed the items to the public on Saturday, May 4. The items are now on display at City Hall. When the…

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