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

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

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Paradise Cove – Season Passes on Sale Now!
Register online or printable applications online

Special Olympics Spring Sign ups-
Track & Field & Soccer

Seasonal Hiring – Applications Available 1/28/19 (Adventure Falls, Paradise Cove, Umpires & Summer Camp Workers)

Adult Softball Sign Ups- March 1st-March 26th
Meeting Feb 28 @ 6pm
Umpire Meeting March 7th @ 6pm
Season Begins April 8th

Easter Eggstravaganza- April 20, 2019
Lake Reba Park 11:00am-1:00pm

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

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

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April 2019

Yoga in the Park (Spring 2019)

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 4, 2019

Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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$5

This April we will be hosting a Yoga in the Park series. This event will be taught by Kelly Liddell. She has multiple years of experience both as a student and teacher of Yoga. Her focus is on a mindful, slow paced form called Vinyasa yoga. Each class will focus on 3 objectives: to relax and to get grounded; to exercise and build strength; to stretch and improve flexibility. These goals are met through proper bodily alignment and by connecting…

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May 2019

Yoga in the Park (Spring 2019)

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 4, 2019

Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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$5

This April we will be hosting a Yoga in the Park series. This event will be taught by Kelly Liddell. She has multiple years of experience both as a student and teacher of Yoga. Her focus is on a mindful, slow paced form called Vinyasa yoga. Each class will focus on 3 objectives: to relax and to get grounded; to exercise and build strength; to stretch and improve flexibility. These goals are met through proper bodily alignment and by connecting…

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Richmond Park Board Meeting

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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Paradise Cove Opening Date

May 25 - May 27
Paradise Cove, 274 Lake Reba Dr
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Physical Address:  274 Lake Reba Dr. Richmond, KY 40475 Parks & Recreation Mailing Address:  345 Lancaster Ave. Richmond, KY 40475 Phone:  859-626-(POOL)7665  (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day) Parks:  859-623-8753  (Off season phone number)   Come out and help us celebrate the opening of another terrific year of summer fun at Paradise Cove. We open for the season on Saturday, May 25th and will be having our opening weekend celebration through Memorial Day!  Please be sure to like and follow us on Facebook…

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Dive In Movie @ Paradise Cove

May 31 @ 7:00 pm
Paradise Cove, 274 Lake Reba Dr
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Incredibles 2: Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again. That leaves Mr. Incredible with one of his greatest challenges ever -- staying home and taking care of three rambunctious children. As Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack offer him a new set of headaches, a cybercriminal named Screenslaver launches his dastardly plan -- hypnotizing the world through computer screens May 31st: Incredibles 2 @ Paradise Cove. There will be…

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June 2019

Fishing Derby @ Lake Reba

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lake Reba, 299 Lake Reba Dr.
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife present the Free Kid’s Fishing Derby the first Saturday in June. Children 16 and under are invited to participate. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Lake Reba Boat Dock. No Early Birds Please. The Derby will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. All participants should be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing equipment. The goal of this program is…

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Richmond Park Board Meeting

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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July 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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Fourth of July Celebration @ Lake Reba

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lake Reba, 299 Lake Reba Dr.
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Event Festivities Gates open at 5:00pm Live DJ 5pm-10:00pm Opening Act: TBA 6:00pm Headliner:  TBA 8:00pm Inflatables  5:00pm-9:00pm Free Swimming @ Paradise Cove- 5:00pm- 9:00pm Free Mini Golf- 5:00pm-11:00pm Food Vendors 5:00pm-10:00pm Craft Vendors 5:00pm-10:00pm   Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. Please share this event with friends and family so that they know whats happening  

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August 2019

Dive In Movie @ Paradise Cove

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Paradise Cove, 274 Lake Reba Dr
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Finding Dory:Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if…

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