Cancellations and Rain Outs
The Paducah Parks Services Department cancels all classes and activities if the Paducah City Schools are closed due to weather. The administrative offices will remain open unless specifically stated. The cancellation phone number is 270-444-8621.
Community Garden Program
Update (April 2013): The Paducah Parks Services Department only has a handful of plots still available in the Community Garden located in the open field at the corner of 14th and Madison Streets. The Community Garden provides an opportunity for citizens to rent plots for $20 from March to October for an organic garden. If interested in a plot(s), a short application is required with the $20 fee/per plot. Call the Parks office at 270-444-8508 or visit the office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive for an application. Community Garden Map >>
Visit Gardening Resources for additional information about home gardening and community gardening.
Contacts and Staff
The Parks Services Department office, located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive, is open Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:00 p.m. If you have questions, call 270-444-8508. Click Staff Contacts for phone numbers and email addresses of Parks staff.
The City of Paducah has several ordinances related to dogs including dogs at special community events, chaining and tethering of dogs, enclosure and chaining requirements for the confinement of dogs, sanitary disposal of dog feces, and precautions for owners of dangerous dogs. To view all the ordinances related to dogs click Dog Ordinances.
Thanks to a public-private partnership, the Paducah Dog Park is now open to the public. The dog park is located at Stuart Nelson Park.
In 2001 the City of Paducah contracted with consultant Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. for the development of a City of Paducah Parks Master Plan. Click Master Plan to view the 206 page document.
Memorials (Trees and Park Benches)
The Parks Services Department accepts donations for the purpose of planting trees and installing benches within City Parks to memorialize a departed family member or friend or to commemorate a special occasion. Click Donation Policy and Contract Form for more information.
Permits for Festivals and Events
Permits are issued for general assemblies, also referred to as special events. Special events that require permits include walks at Noble Park, parades, and festivals. A permit is necessary for a special event that will be conducted on the streets, parks, or other public areas in the City of Paducah. For more information including the permit application, click Festivals/Events Permits.
There are three ways to register for programs and activities. Click Online Registration to register online using a major credit/debit card. By clicking "Guest", that link also will let you view programs and activities. Registration also is available by calling the Parks office at 270-444-8508 or by downloading and mailing the Registration Form with a check.
The Parks Services Department offers several facilities and park shelters that are available for rent. Click Shelter and Facility Rental for more information.
Rules of Conduct
The City of Paducah takes pride in its Parks and has enacted through ordinance the Rules of Conduct for residents and visitors as they enjoy the various parks and facilities in the City. Click Rules of Conduct to view the entire list of enforced rules. The Parks Services Department also has a behavior policy for participants of activities. The Department will not tolerate verbal or physical abuse or threat of abuse to any staff member, umpire/referee, or program participant. Click Behavior Policy to view the policy and the penalties.
The Parks Services Department provides several summer camp opportunities for kids. Click Summer Camps to learn more.
Throughout the year, the Parks Services Department arranges special events ranging from Bikes on Broadway to essay contests to parades. Click Special Events to learn more.