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

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City of Richmond Parks & 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 facilities and programs of the recreation department serve countless numbers of recreational enthusiasts on a daily basis. The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department constantly endeavors to maintain all facilities, properties and programs at the highest level of quality in order to provide excellence to all who enjoy recreational opportunities in the City of Richmond.

MISSION STATEMENT: 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 facilities and programs of the recreation department serve countless numbers of recreational enthusiasts on a daily basis. The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department constantly endeavors to maintain all facilities, properties and programs at the highest level of quality in order to provide excellence to all who enjoy recreational opportunities in the City of Richmond.

VISION STATEMENT:  To be an active department that engages the community, promotes wellness and offers recreational activities for everyone.

WHAT DO WE DO?

The Richmond Parks & Recreation Department currently maintains six parks including Lake Reba, Camp Catalpa, Irvine McDowell, Million, Dillingham, and the Betty Miller Park. The Parks Department is also in charge of the Paradise Cove Aquatic Center, Adventure Falls Miniature Golf & Batting Cage Complex, and the Irvinton House Museum.  In 2017, the Parks Department worked with the Richmond Industrial Development Corporation to open a new walking trail on the South Side of Richmond off of Duncannon Lane.  This 0.6 mile paved trail is now open to the public and is perfect for residents who live in the Golden Leaf area or work in the Industrial Park.

In addition to the many facilities that we maintain, the Parks Dept. operates the Richmond Teen Center, which is housed in the Betty Miller Building, located at 325 North Estill Ave.  The Teen Center works with the Madison County Extension Office and 4H to provide Mentoring Mondays which have been sponsored by a 4H grant since 2015. We also are in charge of the Madison County Special Olympics (MCSO).  Currently the MCSO offers Basketball, Track and Field, Bowling, Softball, Flag Football, and Golf. There are also social activities for people with intellectual disabilities which include a Valentine’s Day Dance, Spring Fling, Christmas Dance, Arts and Crafts activities, and other special gatherings.

Throughout the year, the Parks Office staff plans many special events for the community including the Easter Eggstravaganza, Concerts, Movies in the parks, 4th of July Celebration, Summer Camp, Kids Fest, the Halloween Hoe Down, the Richmond Christmas Parade, Holiday Happening, and Kid’s Christmas Programs with Santa.  Shelter Reservations, Special Events, Birthday Party Rooms, and a Community Center are all responsibilities of our department.  The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is constantly striving to make this community a great place to live, work, and play. We hope that you love our parks as much as we do!

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OFFICE:  Irvine McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475

HOURS:   Monday-Friday @ 8:00am-4:30pm.  *Please arrive before 4:00pm if you need to complete paperwork.