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

Unfortunately, Paradise Cove will be closed for the remainder of the season and will not open for Labor Day Weekend.
This year has presented us with many challenges. We will be making several repairs over the next few months with plans to open Memorial Day Weekend in 2022. We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. We’re looking forward to the upcoming year.

“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

Tasty Tuesday!

Richmond Parks and Recreation hosts a weekly food truck & live music event every Tuesday from March 2nd-Sept. 28th. This event will be at Irvine-McDowell Park and feature a variety of food trucks and local musicians.
For the food truck & live music lineup CLICK HERE!

We are 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

Kickball Pickup Game

Remember your elementary school days when you lived for kickball at recess? Boot the ball in the classic playground game just like you did back then! Join us Sunday, September 12th @ 2pm at the Adult Softball Complex at Lake Reba- Field B. Don’t have a team? You can sign up as an individual or small group. No experience necessary! Participants must be middle school aged & up. For pre-registration & more information, please CLICK HERE!

Movies in the Park

Fall is just around the corner and perfect for movies outdoors. Join us for Movies in the Park and Irvine-McDowell Park (345 Lancaster Ave). All movies begin at dark. To view our movie lineup & dates CLICK HERE.

Nature Explorers

A fun family event for kids grades K-5th and is a terrific way to help introduce them to the wonderful world of nature. Join us for a nature themed program, short hike & a fun craft. Nature Explorers will meet at Camp Catalpa Park (2200 Catalpa Loop Rd) from 9AM-10AM on September 25th & October 23rd. For more information & other outdoor programming click HERE.

Now Hiring!

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

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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
At the Betty Miller Building located at 325 N. Estill Ave.
*If you would like to attend a Parks Board meeting, please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us

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