Hannibal Parks & Recreation Recent News

Arbor Day


The Hannibal Tree Board had its annual tree-planting to celebrate Arbor Day recently. A purple robe locust tree was planted on the southeast corner of Cardiff Hill Overlook. A video of the tree planting, conducted by Tree Board members Kristy Trevathan and Kyle Monroe,…

Storybook Trail


The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department will have a Storybook Trail in Central Park May 1-18. The book is “Little Owl’s Night” by Divya Srinivasan, a book about an owl who listens to a bedtime tale from his mother. The signs were donated by…

More bricks added to memorial


About 60 more bricks were installed at the Veterans Memorial at Cardiff Hill Overlook Monday. The Veterans Memorial is about 76 percent funded. There have been 241 bricks ordered, and about $46,000 raised; the memorial is estimated to cost about $60,000. The project has…

Huckleberry Park Pond


Hundreds of fish were released into Huckleberry Park pond recently, but the pond won’t be ready for people to fish until next spring. Aron Lee, assistant director of Hannibal Parks & Recreation, said the fish were purchased from Curryville Fisheries. The pond was stocked…

Hannibal Proud packages to be distributed to students


  City employees Pam Block, Edie Graupman and Susan Osterhout fill bags to be distributed to Hannibal students Thursday. Hannibal Proud – which is a collaboration of businesses, individuals, and organizations – is joining forces with the Hannibal School District and Douglass Community Services…

Eagle Photographs to be displayed in Huckleberry Park


Hannibal’s code enforcement officer Susan Osterhout is sharing her love of eagles in a unique way during this time of social distancing. Her photographs of eagles will be displayed on signs in Huckleberry Park starting Tuesday, April 7. Osterhout said the photographs were all…

Pet Portraits


Pet Portraits, an exhibit by Hannibal artist Mark Wavering, is on display in Central Park through April 15. The charcoal drawings of pets are installed along the sidewalk on the east side of the park. Social distancing must be practiced while viewing the artwork,…

April 1, 2020 newsletter


  Your monthly news & updates Visit our Website All parks are open but social distancing must be observed! The entrance of Riverview Park is closed due to construction. Pedestrian access to Riverview Park is available at the Soap Hollow Trail from River Road….

Riverview Park


The main entrance at Riverview Park is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic due to construction at the water treatment plant. The closure is expected to last two more weeks and people are asked to stay away from the construction zone. Pedestrian access to…

City Council meetings to be shown on Youtube


Social distancing while at open government meetings present a new challenge. Hannibal city officials are providing a way for residents to view City Council meetings without attending the meeting in City Hall, which is now closed to the public in an abundance of caution…

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