Stargazing 101: There’s a new moon in the forecast! Get outside and see the stars, planets and constellations! Star Stories, a star-watching nature program, will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Riverview Park. It’s free! Bring a chair or blanket to Frisbee Field and find out what stars and planets are visible right now.
Take a hike!
Night Hikes and Trail Hikes through Sodalis Nature Preserve are guided by our nature educator
Bricks at Cardiff Hill Overlook have been moved to prepare for construction of the Veterans Memorial. Memorial bricks were being placed at the site starting at the beginning of the year, 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 project has been organized by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department and the Veterans Services Commission. 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.
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.