Nipper Park at Glascock’s Landing

Nipper Park at Glascock’s Landing was extensively renovated and reopened in 2021. The project replaced numerous infrastructure problems, constructed a new marina and boat ramp and provided docking locations for two large riverboats as well as the Mark Twain Riverboat and Canton Marine Towing. The 8-acre park features a rock wall along the river, new sidewalks, fencing, lighting, restroom, handicap accessibility, new stormwater utilities and a large green space for events.

Nipper Park includes nearly a mile of sidewalks that are handicap-accessible, along with a medallion composed of the riverfront cobblestones. More than 25 benches line the sidewalk, which were purchased through the Adopt-A-Bench program, and allows participants to remember a loved one in a serene setting.

Drone image of the riverfront in Hannibal, MO There is a public art sculpture, titled Liberté, sculpted by Chris Wubbena. Liberté features a brushed stainless-steel structure topped by a graffiti and stenciled metal monolith with imagery representing the environment, French-inspired imagery and imagery related to family and the artist’s own personal experiences. The true meaning of Liberté is meant to be interpreted by the viewer.

There is a bronze sculpture of Mark Twain that was given to the city as a gift from the J. Fred Schwartz family of East Hannibal, IL.

The statue depicts Samuel L. Clemens as a young riverboat pilot – a career he tried for several years in the mid-1800s before he went on to achieve world fame as a writer, lecturer and humorist using the pen name ‘Mark Twain’.

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Park Address

Nipper Park at Glascock’s Landing
103 Broadway
Hannibal, MO 63401

Amenities

Acres: 8
Restrooms: Yes
BBQ Grill: No
Picnic Tables: Yes

Playground: No
Basketball Court: No
Ball Field: No

Shelters

To reserve a gazebo, pavilion or shelter house, visit the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department at 320 Broadway or call (573) 221-0154.
Rotary Pavilion Photo

Rotary Pavilion

  • Dimensions: 40-foot octaon
  • Picnic Tables: 7
  • BBQ Grills: 0
  • Electric: Yes
  • Water: No
  • Playground: No
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Rental Fee: $20 for 6 hours (9 am-3 pm or 4-10 pm) or $30 for all day

Scavenger Hunt

The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department has developed Scavenger Hunts to encourage visitors to Hannibal parks. These free activities allow participants to learn more about Hannibal Parks and to earn a free treat from a local business in the process!