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

Daniel Boone & Clay Family Exhibits – July 22nd – September 19th

Come see us!

Madison County Farmers Market – August 15 – October 10th

KidsFest 2019 – September 14th, 2019 @ Irvine-McDowell Park

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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May 2019

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
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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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July 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

July 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

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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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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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Free

Event Festivities Gates open at 5:00pm Opening Act: Whiskey River 6:00pm Opening Act: The Bent Penny Band 6:00pm Headliner: Dallas Remington 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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Richmond Park Board Meeting

August 6 @ 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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Madison County Farmers Market

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 10, 2019

Irvine-McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Madison County Farmers Market will be taking place at Irvine-McDowell Park every Thursday between August 15th - October 10th between the hours of 9AM - 1PM. Limited parking is available at Irvine-McDowell Park. Vendors will be setup in the front of the park along the paved circle. For more information on the Farmers Market, vendors, their policies, or how to become a vendor please visit https://www.madisonkyfarmersmarket.com/. You can follow them at https://www.facebook.com/MadisonKYFarmersMarket/

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Madison County Farmers Market

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 10, 2019

Irvine-McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Madison County Farmers Market will be taking place at Irvine-McDowell Park every Thursday between August 15th - October 10th between the hours of 9AM - 1PM. Limited parking is available at Irvine-McDowell Park. Vendors will be setup in the front of the park along the paved circle. For more information on the Farmers Market, vendors, their policies, or how to become a vendor please visit https://www.madisonkyfarmersmarket.com/. You can follow them at https://www.facebook.com/MadisonKYFarmersMarket/

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