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

Music Proposal- Click Here
Fireworks Proposal- Click Here

Paradise Cove Flooring RFP Bid Specs 2019

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

All A Classic @ EKU- January 23 – January 27

Special Olympics Spring Sign ups-
Track & Field & Soccer

Special Needs Activities & Programs
Valentines Dance- February 12th 6pm-8pm @ Berea Folk Center

Seasonal Hiring – Applications Available 1/28/19 (Adventure Falls, Paradise Cove, Umpires & Summer Camp Workers)
When applications are available, they will be listed on the link above.

Adult Softball Sign Ups- Feb 29th-March 27
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 12:00noon
January meeting rescheduled for Tuesday January 8th.

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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August 2018

End of Summer Hours for Paradise Cove & Adventure Falls

August 19, 2018
Paradise Cove, 274 Lake Reba Dr
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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End of Summer Hours for Paradise Cove & Adventure Falls: Paradise Cove Information Adventure Falls Information

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September 2018

Paradise Cove Last Day

September 3, 2018
Paradise Cove, 274 Lake Reba Dr
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Last day that Paradise Cove is open in 2018.  See you next year!

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“Coco” Movie in the Park @ Irvine McDowell Park

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich, it is directed by him and co-directed by Adrian Molina. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. September 7th: Coco @ Irvine McDowell Park. Movie will start at dark.

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Kidsfest @ Irvine McDowell Park

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Festivities Include: Festivities Included: Stage Acts Inflatables Games & Prizes Craft Petting Zoo Saturday, September 8th, from 11am to 6pm at Irvine McDowell Park.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Movie in the Park @ Irvine McDowell Park

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Last Jedi is part of a new trilogy of films announced after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012. It was produced by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, with Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams as an executive producer. John Williams, composer for the previous films, returned to compose the score. Scenes that required shooting at Skellig Michael in Ireland were filmed during pre-production in September 2015, with principal photography beginning at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom in February 2016 and ending in July 2016. Post-production wrapped in September 2017. September 28th: Star Wars:…

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October 2018

Halloween Hoedown

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Richmond, 101 W Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475
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The Halloween Hoe-Down is a family friendly event designed for children 10 and under! The festival will begin at 6:00pm and continue until 8:00pm. Free Activities include Kids Games and Prizes, Contests, Inflatables, a Petting Zoo, Walk Around Characters, and More! A Special “Thank You” goes out to the Eastern Kentucky University Recreation & Parks Administration REC 460 Class for helping to organize the games, decorations, and contests this year. They will be using this as a service learning project.…

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“Hocus Pocus” Movie in the Park @ Irvine McDowell Park

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega, starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker; written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris, and based on a story by Garris and David Kirschner. It follows the villainous trio of witches, who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage male virgin in Salem, Massachusetts.  Although it was not a critical or commercial success when first released, Hocus Pocus has become a cult film, largely from annual airings on Disney Channel and Freeform (formerly ABC Family). October 26th: Hocus Pocus @ Irvine McDowell Park. Movie will start at dark.

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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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