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  • The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will be closed 7-11 a.m. Monday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and 7-11 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Items for the 2069 time capsule are due in City Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

Hannibal Parks & Recreation Recent News

Recreation Center Hours


The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 for event setup and will be closed for recreational purposes on Thursday, Oct. 3, due to Project Community Connect, which is a one-stop service day for residents of Marion and Ralls…

October Night Hikes


October is often called Bat Appreciation Month. Hannibal is now home to Sodalis Nature Preserve, which provides essential hibernating habitat for more than 200,000 Indiana bats—approximately one-third of all the Indiana bats known to exist. No other bat hibernaculum of this size occurs anywhere…

Art Display in Central Park


Hannibal artist Mark Wavering will install his Contemporary Artwork in Hannibal Central Park. The 20 pieces of art will be displayed Oct. 1-14. Wavering has exhibited his artwork in various venues in Hannibal, Moberly, Columbia and Quincy, Ill.

September 24, 2019 newsletter


  Your monthly news & updates Visit our Website Rain or Shine! Fall Big Dirt Dig and Pumpkin Hunt , sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Hannibal Street Department and Hannibal Parents as Teacher, will be 9-11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Street Department, 701…

Letter Recipients Found


After extensive investigating, parks officials will be able to get some letters written 50 years ago in the right hands. John Wayne Bowen will receive letters written to him and his brother and his son 50 years ago. The letters were found in the…

Starry Night Stargazing


Hannibal Parks & Recreation will sponsor the first Starry Night stargazing event at Southside Sand Volleyball courts. The nature program will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The free program will give nature enthusiasts the chance to identify constellations and star clusters with the…

Night Hike Special Guests


Special guests will be at Friday’s Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve. The Night Hike will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the parking lot at Sodalis Nature Preserve. Representatives from Titley Electronics, maker of the Anabat acoustic bat detector, will give a…

October Nature Programs


Nature programs in October provided by Hannibal Parks & Recreation give different ways to celebrate nature. Pirate Ridge Trail Hike will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at  Sodalis Nature Preserve. Participants will explore the Pirate Ridge Trail while observing seasonal changes. The trail…

Storybook Trail


The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department has a Storybook Trail in Central Park through Sept. 23. The book is “I Will Try” by Marilyn Janovitz, a children’s book about perseverance and friendship. The signs were donated by Park Place Sign Systems of Hannibal and…

Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League


A few changes have been made to the schedule for Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League, allowing for more education and practice. Registration Night is 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. All students and parents are encouraged to…

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