Go for a walk along the entire sidewalk and you will cover almost a mile!
The Adopt A Bench program is designed to allow Hannibal residents and visitors to support Hannibal Parks by having a bench installed along the Hannibal riverfront. Participants can use the program to remember a loved one, celebrate a joyous occasion or promote a business or organization. Participation in this program includes the purchase and installation of the bench, as well as a memorial plaque.
The riverfront features benches on the sidewalk promenade along the riverfront.
A nature program about eagles on the Mississippi River will be Jan. 23 in Hannibal, sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation. Nature interpreter Gale Rublee will be at Kiwanis Park near the riverfront from 11 a.m. to noon. She will give information about the life cycle and feeding patterns of the bald eagle. “It’s exciting that the eagles have made a comeback over the last 20 years. Missouri provides an important wintering location for them.” Members of the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists will be building an eagle’s nest and participants are encouraged to help.
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Winter Hours
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday
(senior dance noon-3 p.m.)
Noon-5:30 p.m. Wednesday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday
7:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday
6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Hannibal Parks & Recreation will hire lifeguards, front desk and maintenance personnel. Come by the Job Fair 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at City Council chambers at City Hall, 320 Broadway; or fill out an application and drop it off at City Hall.
Construction has begun on the Veterans Memorial. Memorial bricks were placed at the site but have been temporarily moved due to heavy machinery that will be used in the construction. There have been about 350 memorial bricks ordered. The Veterans Memorial and Freedom Bell will be built on Cardiff Hill Overlook, allowing a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The pathway will consist of memorial bricks. The bricks must have the name of a service member, but does not have to be a Hannibal resident, former or current. The bricks may be purchased by loved ones to honor a member of the military. The customized bricks may be purchased for $125 per brick. Additional donors of $500 or more will be listed on a plaque adjacent to the memorial.