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

“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

NOW HIRING!!!

Richmond Parks and Recreation is now hiring for: Adventure Falls Mini-Golf & Batting Cages Complex, Paradise Cove Aquatic Center, Summer Camp, Maintenance Department, and a Marketing, Museum & Recreation Coordinator position. To Apply CLICK HERE!

Lifeguards NEEDED! To Apply CLICK HERE!

Interested in being an umpire or doing scorekeeping? Contact us at (859) 623-8753 or parksandrec@richmond.ky.us

2022 Events – Music RFP

The City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is seeking proposals for a performer for the City of Richmond’s Fourth of July Celebration at the Ann L. Durham Lake Reba Recreational Complex and the Millstone Festival in Downtown Richmond.  If you’re interested in submitting an application, please CLICK HERE.

Please submit the proposal by no later than Jan 28, 2022 @ 4:00pm. The committee will review the proposals and respond no later than Feb 26, 2022.

 

Spring Adult Softball & Kickball Registration

Registration now open!! Registration & $50 non-refundable deposit deadline is Friday, March 25th.

Don’t have a whole team? Keep an eye out for our pickup game prior to the start of the season.
For more information & a copy of the application email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call (859) 623-8753

 

Teen Center Programs/Events

Mentoring Program

  • Tuesdays starting Jan. 18th from 3pm-6pm | Open to Middle & High School Students. Weekly mentoring program provided by Reggie Hanson of Hanson Coaching & David Townsend of The Home of Opportunities & Dreams Program. Topics include: personal accountability, leadership, conflict resolution and so much more! Transportation to and from facility is required. Students from Caudill & Central can ride the bus with a permission slip. Register Online Here: https://forms.gle/1qeoib36ns5t63V78

Give N Go Basketball & Tutoring Program

  • Sundays starting Jan. 9th from 3pm-4:30pm | Open to Middle & High School Students. Tutoring subjects include: reading, math, science, writing, social studies & life skills. Please bring any homework with you for the subjects you would like assistance with. All students are welcome to attend the program even if tutoring isn’t needed. Register Online Here: https://forms.gle/j4zNcfbvGcmUoq6J8

Summer Youth Employment Program

  • Open to students ages 16 & Up. Mentoring beginning in Spring 2022 for Summer Job Opportunities. Online registration coming soon!

Second Semester Refresher 

  • Spring School Supply Giveaway for Middle & High School Students and their families. January 26th & 27th| 3pm-7pm

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

PARKS BOARD
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

CITY OFFICES CLOSED:
New Year’s Eve, 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