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Thankful for the new riverfront!
The riverfront is now open to the public. Walk along the whole sidewalk and you’ll walk about 3/4 of a mile! Read more about the riverfront here!
There are plenty of slips in the marina.
The cobblestones were repurposed in several places.
Grass, trees, flagpoles, benches, picnic tables and among the things you’ll see sprout up at the riverfront in the upcoming months!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 9197 for installing the new Little Library at Riverview Park! Click here to see more information!
Free Nature Programs
The program will be presented by nature educator Gale Rublee and other members of the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists. 
Rublee said the program will focus on the history of the Christmas Bird Count and what it tells about bird populations.  
Bird counts and surveys help track bird numbers and aid conservation efforts. On a single day between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, birders and scientists across the country and western hemisphere count all the birds seen or heard from before sunrise to after sunset. On a count, participants go afield for one day and list the number of individuals of each species. The results are compiled by the National Audubon Society which runs the program.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation interpreter guide Gale Rublee will lead the program. 
She said, “What does nature teach us about being dormant? There is value in slowing down, going within, and resting in order to survive the harsh conditions of winter. Life is continuing even while it waits for the sunlight and warmth to return. Let’s enjoy the quiet of the shortest day of the year while looking for the promise of spring.”
Participants are urged to dress for the weather. There will be a hike along an unpaved trail.
Fall Fun!
Facebook contests for October
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will be closed Dec. 15-16-17 for Toys for Tots and Dec. 24-25 for the holidays
Regular Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday
Noon-5:30 p.m. Wednesday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday
7:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday
Senior Dances noon to 3 p.m. every Tuesday
Disc Golf Tournament
Don Crane Memorial Huck Finn Open disc golf tournament had 89 participants! What a great day of disc golf!
Drop In Pickleball
  • Tuesday evenings Dec. 1, 8
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
  • Each participant must pay $3 per night
Remember to honor veterans as Veterans Day approaches!
Construction has begun on the he 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.
Click here for more information!
Last weekend for the Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park is this weekend, Nov. 28-29
Open noon to dark
Social distancing must be observed
No helmet rentals
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.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 ||
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