Your monthly news & updates
Pickleball 101
6-9 p.m. Feb. 9 at Admiral Coontz Rec Center
Wonder what everyone is talking about? Learn to play pickleball before the spring leagues begin!
Sign up now for Thursday evening spring pickleball leagues: March 1 through April 12 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Leisure, Intermediate, and Competitive ONLY 9 SPOTS LEFT! More information here!
Pedal Power
10 a.m. to noon Feb. 10 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Bring your Big Wheel, tricycle, or other pedal-powered vehicle and cruise the Recreation Center! Bicycles are allowed, but they must have training wheels.
Interactive Play activities will also be available
Co-sponsored by Parents as Teachers
Job Fair
Have you ever wanted to be a lifeguard or just work at the pool, or for the Parks or Street Department? Come by our Job Fair and see what it's all about.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at City Council chambers in City Hall, 320 Broadway
Find out about seasonal positions with Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Department of Public Works and Street Department
Rock the Dance Floor!
Partner dancing is a fun way to exercise, a social activity and a special opportunity to experience nostalgia or something new!
Wednesdays in March 7-8 p.m. in
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
$5 per person per class
Be a Buddy!
Help Teens in Motion collect canned pasta for the Buddy Pack program. Box available at our office at City Hall, 320 Broadway, during business hours.

What else is going on?

  • Opening reception for Black History month exhibit 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Hannibal Arts Council gallery, 105 S. Main St. Partnership exhibit with Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center and sponsored by Continental Cement Company, Green America Recycling and the Missouri Arts Council. The exhibit features artistic expressions of the African American experience through artwork created by African American artists past and present displayed alongside artifacts and memorabilia celebrating African American heritage.
  • Winter Softball Camp by Hannibal-LaGrange University Trojans Saturday, Feb. 10 at HLGU Mabee Sports Complex. 9-11 a.m. for Grades K-6; Noon to 3 p.m. for Grades 7-12. Register here.
  • Be My Vegan Valentine 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Feb. 10 at FACT office, 4 Melgrove Lane. An Introduction to Vegan Meal Preparation, making pancakes, tofu scramble with veggies and biscuits and mushroom gravy. The class is free. Call 573-221-2285 for more information.. Make registrations online.
  • Date Nights at Gracie Barra Hannibal Feb. 16-17 at 2905 St. Mary's Ave. Two nights with supervision, games and activities for kids, dropoff after 6 p.m., pickup by 10 p.m. Limited spaces available call 573-795-1282, or email
  • Bud/Bud Light 35th Annual Chili Cookoff Feb. 17 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Opens to the public at 11 a.m.
  • Trivia Night to benefit Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Finn’s Food & Spirits, 214 N. Main St. This year’s trivia event will help support the restoration of the Pilaster House/Grant’s Drugstore. Trivia teams consist of up to 10 players per and compete in 10 different categories with 10 questions each. To register your team, donate items to the silent auction or sponsor a round of trivia for $100, contact Melissa at 573-221-9010 ext. 404.
  • The Missouri Department of Conservation free workshop on basics of fly tying, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 3, at Mark Twain Lake near Perry. Pre-registration required here.
  • Mudcat Cornhole Tournament starting at noon March 3 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
  • Steppin Back Spring Concert to benefit Mark Twain Museum 7 p.m. March 9 at Finn's Food and Spirits, 214 N. Main St.
  • Chocolate Extravaganza March 10 in downtown Hannibal. Purchase a passport to receive different treats from most downtown businesses.
  • BounceFest II 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Get the kids out of the house and enjoy some bouncing fun with food from Kupcakes Bakery and Mark Twain Dinette. Admission is $5 per person.
  • Quilt Show April 6-7 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center presented by Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, $5 admission. Appraisals, boutique, vendors, door prizes, raffles, scissor sharpening. More information from Gina Janes, 573-231-2059

Help us honor our veterans!
There are more than 5,000 names on the war memorial in Central Park. We have raised about $7,000 and just need about $3,000 more. We need help to restore the plaques and make it easier to read the names of soldiers from World War I and II. Print out this brochure to find out how you can help!
Indoor Archery Wednesdays
Practice your archery skills at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 21. Bring your own bow and arrow, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Who's Ready for Summer?
Mark your calendar now!
Save the Dates! Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 26 and we are planning a fun summer!
Swim Lessons
  •  Session 1 -- 6:10-6:50 p.m. June 11-21 (Monday through Thursday)
  •  Session 2 – 11-11:40 a.m. July 9-19 (Monday through Thursday)
  • Session 3 – 6:10-6:50 p.m. July 9-19 (Monday through Thursday)

Cardboard Boat Races June 23
Standup Paddleboard Yoga July 14
Summer Camps in partnership with Bluff City Theater YETI
  • Session 1: June 18-22, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center (pageant for parents 11:30 a.m. June 22) Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Bats, ages 5-7
  • Session 2: July 16-20, Monday-Friday, 9: a.m. to noon at Hannibal Arts Council (Performance Friday, July 20 at 8 pm before the movie “Coco” at Huckleberry Park) Making Masks and Telling a Tale, for ages 8-12
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 ||
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center winter hours
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

Play Without Boundaries Sensory Room Games, puzzles and Imagination Playground blocks for all-inclusive indoor play for adults and children at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Senior Adult Dances Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Music provided by Uptown Strings.

Planning a wedding? Looking for a place to say "I do" or even "Will you be mine?" Hannibal parks are a beautiful setting for a ceremony.  Check out some photos here!
Get up! Get Active!