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

Due to COVID-19 the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is making a few changes to the presentation of our Annual Christmas Parade. We will still be inviting members of the community to register to setup floats or Christmas Trees, but the format will be a “reverse” parade. Floats will be set up along a pre-determined route for guests to drive through and view. The parade will be at the Ann L. Durham Lake Reba Recreational Complex on December 5th. Please click HERE to register. If you have any issues registering please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753.

The City of Richmond would like to help make Downtown "Merry and Bright" If you, your business, or special interest group are interested in sponsoring new lighting for Downtown Richmond, please click on a picture above to email the Parks Department for availability.

Richmond Community Drive In! Hosted By Madison County Public Library and Richmond Parks and Recreation

Sign Up Here for the 3rd Richmond Community Drive In! Hosted By Madison County Public Library and Richmond Parks and Recreation. We will be showing “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” (rated PG-13) at the Alumni Coliseum Parking Lot. You must PRE-REGISTER to attend. Click HERE to sign up!

“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

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

Park Board Meetings – First Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. noon


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

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