239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

“The park should, as far as possible, complement the town. Openness is the one thing you cannot get in buildings . . . the beauty of the park should be the other. It should be the beauty of the fields, the meadow, the prairie, of the green pastures, and the still waters. What we want to gain is tranquility and rest to the mind."
Frederick Law Olmsted, “Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns” February 25, 1870

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Now Hiring!

Richmond Parks and Recreation are hiring for seasonal employment opportunities. Please click HERE to view all opportunities.

Seeking 4th of July Music and Fireworks

Richmond Parks and Recreation is looking for Request for Proposals to provide Music and Fireworks Displays for this year’s 4th of July Celebration. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please click here:

Fireworks 4th of July RFP 2021

Band Application 2021

For more info about our 4th of July Celebration please click HERE.

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Richmond KY Parks and Recreation

The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is an efficient operation of the Richmond City Government that constantly seeks to provide a high level and wide variety of recreational opportunities to all people of all ages and stages of life.

The Parks and Recreation Department strives to be an active department that engages the community, promotes wellness and offers recreational activities for everyone.

The Parks Administration Offices is located at:

Irvine McDowell Park
345 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Phone: 859-623-8753
*Please arrive before 4:00pm if you need to complete paperwork

PARKS BOARD
Park Board Meetings – First Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. noon
*Until Further Notice- Park Board Meetings will be conducted via Zoom.
*If you would like to attend a Parks Board meeting, please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us

CITY OFFICES CLOSED:
New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day