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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December 2018

Holiday Happening @ City Hall

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
City Hall, 239 West Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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2018 Holiday Happening Craft Show will be on Saturday December 1st from 9 AM – 2 PM. Local and regional crafters set up booths at City Hall to sell their wares. We will release applications for the Holiday Happening Craft Show in end of September. Local and regional crafters set up booths at City Hall to sell their wares.  Please bring your camera for a great family photo opportunity!

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Christmas Parade @ Main Street

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Richmond, 101 W Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475
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The City of Richmond’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Friday, December 7, 2018. THEME: “Old-Fashioned Christmas” FLOAT CATEGORIES:  Business, Civic, Church REGISTRATION: All entries must be properly registered with the Richmond Parks and Recreation Office by the deadline of November 15th. Entries received after the deadline will require a $20.00 non-refundable application fee. Checks made payable to Richmond Parks and Recreation. No entries will be taken after November 29. 

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February 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

February 5 @ 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

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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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Adult Softball Meeting @ Parks & Rec Offices @ 6pm

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parks & Recreation Offices, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
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Meeting Location: Irvine McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 The Adult softball league is held at Lake Reba Park Softball Complex Monday through Friday nights April-June. Fall softball is held from August – October. Below are Registration Materials for the leagues. Spring 2019 Schedule Meeting February 28, 2019 @ 6pm at the Parks and Recreation Office located at 345 Lancaster Ave, Richmond KY League Starts: April 8, 2019 First Come First Serve! Leagues Offered: Spring League: First Come/ First Served Fall…

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March 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

March 5 @ 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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Story-time at Irvinton

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on March 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

Irvinton House Museum, 345 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Free

Richmond Parks and Recreation will be having a storytime for elementary aged children. The reading will take place in the Irvinton House Museum and last approximately 30 minutes. We will be hosting this event on March 19th & 20th at 4 p.m. We encourage you to bring your children for a wonderful afternoon of reading and history. This event is part of the Children's Champions Month and we are honored to be apart of this exciting program. Please be sure…

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Story-time at Irvinton

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on March 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

Irvinton House Museum, 345 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Free

Richmond Parks and Recreation will be having a storytime for elementary aged children. The reading will take place in the Irvinton House Museum and last approximately 30 minutes. We will be hosting this event on March 19th & 20th at 4 p.m. We encourage you to bring your children for a wonderful afternoon of reading and history. This event is part of the Children's Champions Month and we are honored to be apart of this exciting program. Please be sure…

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April 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

April 2 @ 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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Adventure Falls Opening Day

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Adventure Falls, 250 Lake Reba Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
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Come out and join us at Adventure Falls for Opening Day. We will open April 6th for full operations. We have an 18 hole miniature golf course and a full service batting cage.  

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Yoga in the Park (Spring 2019)

April 14 @ 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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