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“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

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Summer Day Camp

Richmond Parks and Recreation are returning to in-person Summer Day Camp. Registration is now open and can be found HERE. The cost is $90 per camp/per week. There are two discounts available, a multi-child discount and a pre-registration discount, but they cannot be used jointly. There will be 8 weeks of Summer Day Camp and will be based out of the Betty Miller Teen Center. For more info please visit our page.

Seeking Bid for Dog Park Fencing

The City of Richmond is seeking proposals for installation of 9 gauge chain link fencing (coated and non-coated
options) and gates to be placed at Lake Reba Park for a new, expanded dog park. This new area will be located behind the Horseshoe Pits and near the Lake.

Bid document linked below. Please download for additional information. If you have any qeustions please contact us at 859-623-8753 or parksandrec@richmond.ky.us


Tasty Tuesday!

Richmond Parks and Recreation are now hosting a weekly food truck event every Tuesday starting March 2nd. This event will be at Irvine-McDowell Park and feature a variety of food trucks from around the area. We are currently accepting applications for vendors for Tasty Tuesdays. If you wish to participate please click HERE to apply.

Additional Resources:

State of Kentucky Mobile Food Truck Website

State Food Code

Now Hiring!

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

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Tasty Tuesdays


Easter Eggstravaganza 2021


Richmond Park Board Meeting

Tasty Tuesdays

Special Needs Bowling

Adventure Falls Opens


Opening Day of Little League Baseball

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Special Needs Bowling


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Special Needs Bowling


Nature Explorers


Adult Spring Softball League Begins

Adult Softball Starts Play

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Special Needs Bowling

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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

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

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