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

The following changes are being made to the Parks and Recreation Department as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with federal, state, and CDC guidelines.

  • Easter Eggstravaganza – Cancelled
  • Yoga in the Park – Cancelled
  • Opening of Adventure Falls – Delayed Opening. TBD
  • Story Nature Walk – Modifications on Presentation
  • Adult Softball – Registration deadline is extended. Decision on season delay TBD.
  • Teen Center – Closed Until Further Notice
  • All City Playgrounds – Closed Until Further Notice
  • Park Bathrooms – Irvine McDowell, Camp Catalpa & Million Park (Stratford Dr) will have Port-O-Pots available. All park restrooms will be closed.  Be advised to bring you may need to supply your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Open bathhouses will be cleaned and sanitized frequently throughout the day.
  • Main Park Office – Closed to outside visitors/the public until further notice. Please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us or call 859-623-8753 for information. If you need to make a payment please make these online or over the phone.

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

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

Announcements & Upcoming Events

NOW ACCEPTING BID PROPOSALS FOR IRVINTON FOUNDATION

RFP Foundation System 2020

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA APPLICATION

2020 Easter App

SEASON PASSES NOW AVAILABLE

To purchase your season pass today to Paradise Cove or Adventure Falls click HERE.

Richmond Parks and Recreation Now Hiring Seasonal Positions

Richmond Parks and Recreation Master Plan Survey

The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of finishing of a comprehensive master plan and your input is needed in shaping the future of this important community service! The master plan online survey will take 20 minutes or less to complete, and your responses will be confidential and anonymous. The last day to complete the survey is April 30, 2020.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE

Lake Reba Playground Under Construction

The Lake Reba playground will be closed for the immediate future as we are working on installing a new and improved play area that will be inclusive to children of all ages and abilities. We are always striving to make our parks more welcoming to individuals from all walks of life and want them to be a place where we can all come together and interact as a community. We are anticipating construction to be completed in April 2o2o and ready for play then. But we do need to work with the weather so there may be delays. As the project gets closer to completion we will announce when our grand opening will be. If you have any questions about the new playground please email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us.

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October 2019

Madison County Farmers Market

October 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am 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

October 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am 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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Halloween Hoedown

October 24, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

November 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm 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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December 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm 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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Christmas Parade @ Main Street

December 6, 2019 @ 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 6, 2019. THEME: “12 Days of 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 20th. 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 December 4th.  To apply you must turn a physical copy into our office.…

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Holiday Happening @ City Hall

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
City Hall, 239 West Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The 2019 Holiday Happening Craft Show will be on Saturday December 7th 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! Please like and follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on…

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January 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm 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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February 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm 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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March 2020

Richmond Park Board Meeting

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm 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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