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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July 2019

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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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

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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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September 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

September 3 @ 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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Movie in the Park

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak's arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet "the Netizens" to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site "BuzzzTube," and Shank, a tough-as-nails…

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Kidsfest @ Irvine McDowell Park

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 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 14th, from 11am to 6pm at Irvine McDowell Park.

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Movie in the Park

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Solo: Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon. Rating PG-13 September 27th: Solo @ Irvinton-McDowell Please…

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October 2019

Richmond Park Board Meeting

October 1 @ 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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Movie in the Park

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Irvinton McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Halloweentown: Marnie and her kids get a big shock when they follow grandma home to Halloweentown - and find out they come from a family of witches. The town is the only place where supernatural beings can lead a `normal' life, but trouble is looming, and on her 13th birthday Marnie not only finds she is a witch, but that she and her family are involved in a fight against the evil that is threatening to take over the world. October…

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Halloween Hoedown

October 24 @ 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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