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

The following changes are being made to the Parks and Recreation Department as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with federal, state, and CDC guidelines.

  • Summer Camp – Cancelled
  • Paradise Cove – Closed For Summer
  • Easter Eggstravaganza – Cancelled
  • Yoga in the Park – Cancelled
  • Opening of Adventure Falls – Delayed Opening. TBD
  • Story Nature Walk – Modifications on Presentation
  • Adult Softball – Registration deadline is extended. Decision on season delay TBD.
  • Teen Center – Closed Until Further Notice
  • All City Playgrounds – Closed Until Further Notice
  • Park Bathrooms – Irvine McDowell, Camp Catalpa & Million Park (Stratford Dr) will have Port-O-Pots available. All park restrooms will be closed.  Be advised to bring you may need to supply your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Open bathhouses will be cleaned and sanitized frequently throughout the day.
  • Main Park Office – Closed to outside visitors/the public until further notice. Please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753 for information. If you need to make a payment please make these online or over the phone.

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

APRIL MEETING CANCELLED. MAY MEETING TBD

CITY OFFICES CLOSED:
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

Announcements & Upcoming Events

SEASON PASSES NOW AVAILABLE

To purchase your season pass today to Paradise Cove or Adventure Falls click HERE.

Richmond Parks and Recreation Master Plan Survey

The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of finishing of a comprehensive master plan and your input is needed in shaping the future of this important community service! The master plan online survey will take 20 minutes or less to complete, and your responses will be confidential and anonymous. The last day to complete the survey is April 30, 2020.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE

Lake Reba Playground Under Construction

The Lake Reba playground will be closed for the immediate future as we are working on installing a new and improved play area that will be inclusive to children of all ages and abilities. We are always striving to make our parks more welcoming to individuals from all walks of life and want them to be a place where we can all come together and interact as a community. We are anticipating construction to be completed in April 2o2o and ready for play then. But we do need to work with the weather so there may be delays. As the project gets closer to completion we will announce when our grand opening will be. If you have any questions about the new playground please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us.

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May 2020

Dive In Movie @ Paradise Cove

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Paradise Cove, 274 Lake Reba Dr
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Toy Story 4: Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy. May 29th: Finding Dory @ Paradise…

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June 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 7, 2023

Richmond, KY United States + Google Map

The Park Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at Noon in the Irvinton House located at 345 Lancaster Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753.

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Dive In Movie @ Paradise Cove

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Paradise Cove, 274 Lake Reba Dr
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Frozen 2: Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery. June 26th: Frozen 2 @ Paradise Cove. There will be…

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July 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 7, 2023

Richmond, KY United States + Google Map

The Park Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at Noon in the Irvinton House located at 345 Lancaster Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753.

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August 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 7, 2023

Richmond, KY United States + Google Map

The Park Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at Noon in the Irvinton House located at 345 Lancaster Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753.

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September 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 7, 2023

Richmond, KY United States + Google Map

The Park Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at Noon in the Irvinton House located at 345 Lancaster Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753.

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Movie in the Park

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Irvine-McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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National Treasure: Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called…

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Movie in the Park

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Irvine-McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences. September 26th: The Rise of Skywalker @ Irvine-McDowell Park. This will run concurrently with the Madison County Library's The Fourth Annual Astronomical Night of Fun and Learning! The movie is set to start at dark. Please like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram…

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October 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 7, 2023

Richmond, KY United States + Google Map

The Park Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at Noon in the Irvinton House located at 345 Lancaster Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753.

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Movie in the Park

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Irvine-McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Addams Family: Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family -- Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma -- are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood. October 9th: The Addams Family@ Irvine-McDowell Park Please like and follow us on Facebook to keep…

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