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Memorial Bricks - Hannibal Parks
Show Your Loved Ones You Care!
The Hannibal community is building a Veterans Memorial at Cardiff Hill Overlook, allowing a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The pathway to the memorial will consist of bricks that honor veterans from all branches of service, living or deceased. What a special Valentine’s gift to your loved one! Customized bricks may be purchased for $125 per brick and the donation is tax-deductible. Print this form for more information on the memorial bricks.

Adopt-A-Bench - Hannibal MO

Check out this bench at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center to see what the bench look like! 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 will feature benches on the sidewalk promenade along the riverfront. Benches may be purchased for $2,000.

Pickle Ball - Hannibal Parks
Spring Pickleball
Sign up now for Spring Pickleball! Play begins March 7 in the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, check out our website for more information.

Aquatic Center - Lifeguards - Hannibal, MO
Job Fair
Learn more about jobs at the Hannibal Aquatic Center and in the parks at a Job Fair! Join us Feb. 28 from 5-6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 320 Broadway.

Hannibal Bicentennial
Hannibal 200 Bicentennial
It’s our story, let’s Celebrate! We’re making big plans for 2019, our Bicentennial! Bookmark now to find out everything!

Teen Fair for Kids - Hannibal Parks

Teen Fair
The Teen Fair at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center brought in a big crowd, the event was sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and CHART Teen Task Force.

Bounce Fest - Hannibal, MO
Bounce Fest
About 500 attended BounceFest. Check out more photos through the Hannibal Courier-Post.

What else is going on?

  • A Never Told Story in Art, History and Music ongoing to March 15 at Hannibal-LaGrange University, a Black History Month Celebration art exhibit held in collaboration with the Hannibal Bicentennial Committee and hosted by the Hannibal-LaGrange University Art Department.
  • Bad Art by Good People Art Auction 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St., community leaders agreed to work alongside an area artist/mentor to create a piece of art.
  • Bud/Bud Light Chili Cookoff 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
  • Black History through the Youthful Eyes of Puppetry 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Hannibal Public Library, 200 S. Fifth St. Marsha Mayfield and her troupe of puppeteers present puppetry, music, dance, Black history trivia and refreshments.
  • Little People City 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Early Childhood Center, 544 Veterans Road, sponsored by Parents as Teachers. Each classroom in the ECC will provide an interactive experience.
  • West Community Center YMCA Greater Days Basketball Tournament Feb. 23-24 at Western High School in Barry, Ill. Contact Mathew Bradshaw for more information.
  • Trivia Night 7 p.m. March 1 at Mark Twain Dinette, sponsored by Hannibal History Museum, More information available here.
  • Chocolate Extravaganza March 8-10 in downtown Hannibal. Check here for details.
  • Spring Vendor and Craft Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
  • Dr. Paul Griggsby in Concert 6 p.m. March 15 at Hannibal-LaGrange University
  • Battle at Bear Creek 7 p.m. March 23 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, more information here.
  • Ragtime Revue 7 p.m. March 30 at Star Theater. A family friendly, live-action “Silent Film” featuring some of the top vaudeville, comedic, circus, musical and sideshow performers from the Midwest. Get tickets here!
  • Big River Steampunk Spring Faire March 30-31 Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Check out the website here!
  • Big River Comic Convention 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, one-day extravaganza features the best in comic books, as well as fantasy, sci fi and superhero television and film. More information here.

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Snowman - Hannibal Parks Facebook

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Looking for something to do on your snow day ? Build a snowman and post it on Hannibal Parks & Recreation Facebook page.Whoever has the most likes/shares will win a prize package. Contest will happen after each snow. Check out our Facebook for more details!


Indoor Archery - Hannibal, MO

Indoor Archery
6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Participants must bring their own bow and arrows. This program is not instructional – it is a place for participants to practice.
$5 per visit or $50 season pass. For more information, contact Aron Lee at  at 573-221-0154

Admiral Coontz Recreation Center - Hannibal, MO
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
The Rec Center will close at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 and all day Feb. 22 for event setups.
Games, puzzles and Imagination Playground blocks for all-inclusive indoor play for adults and children at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

Senior Dancers - Hannibal, MO

Senior Dances
Senior Adult Dances Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
Music provided by Uptown Strings. There are NO recreational activities allowed during the senior dance (except dancing).