Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation

19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot Virtual 5K

Typically billed as Hoptown’s largest holiday social gathering, the 19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K is going virtual in 2020.
In light of the pandemic and statewide recommendations regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, the popular fun run/walk will not officially be held, as it traditionally is, on Thanksgiving Day. In recent years, the Turkey Trot has drawn well over 1,000 people downtown.
By going virtual this year, the Trot will still allow participants to register and purchase an official Turkey Trot shirt, but the non-competitive, non-timed event will be completed on the respective terms of all involved. Virtual races allow runners/walkers to complete the 5K (3.1 miles) at any location, at any time.
Whether a jog on the home or gym treadmill, brisk walk on the neighborhood sidewalks or even a regular family outing on Thanksgiving morning on the Rail Trail, the Virtual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot will allow Trotters to complete the 5K in a safe fashion, and at their own pace.
No matter how participants enjoy the Trot, the use of masks and social distancing is heavily recommended.
“It’s becoming a common theme in 2020 for our popular local events to take on a slightly different look, so we are pleased to be able to offer a virtual version of the Turkey Trot this year,” said Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman. “We hope families and friends will still find safe ways to get together and stay fit this Thanksgiving, using the Trot to as a way to remain active while having an enjoyable time.”
Instead of the traditional Turkey Trot course, participants who wish to complete the run/walk downtown may use a Parks & Recreation-approved route. Visit https://tinyurl.com/2020TurkeyTrotVirtual to access a provided map. For safety purposes, this specific route is 100 percent on the Hopkinsville Greenway System Rail Trail. However, as a reminder, no Parks and Recreation officials will be overseeing the event this year.
Participants must register, using HoptownRec.com, to purchase the long-sleeve Turkey Trot shirt, which will be limited in supply. The shirt purchase deadline is noon on Monday, Nov. 16. Anticipated pick-up date for the shirts is Monday, Nov. 23.
Additionally, the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot joins forces with the Christmas 5K Light Run (Clarksville) and Ugly Sweater Run (Fort Campbell) again this year in the Second Annual Tri-Cities Holiday Series, encouraging people from around the region to stay fit.
For more information on, or to sponsor the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot, call 270-887-4290 or check out details and updates on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

2020 Movies in the Park : Sonic the Hedgehog

**NEW DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH**

Thanks to sponsors United Southern Bank, WHOP Hopkinsville, KY 98.7 and 95.3 FM and 1230 AM and Lite Rock 98.7 WHOP FM, the Movies in the Park summer series is back and remains free in 2020! It’s another incredible lineup this year, including Sonic the Hedgehog on Friday, August 28 at Ruff Park, located at 735 North Drive in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The movie will start at approximately 8:00 p.m.

ALL movies in 2020 will be drive-in, meaning families can remain in/on/next to their car during the movie. There will also be socially-distanced, marked spots in the grass for sitting. Loud speakers AND radio tuners will be available for audio. Restrooms will be able for use, but there is no congregating or group solicitation allowed.

Free Beginners Youth Tennis Camp

Do you know a beginner youth tennis player who wants to learn the game at a fun, manageable level? Sign them up for a FREE Beginners Youth Tennis Camp at Thomas Street Recreation Center!

Scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Aug. 3-14, this USTA-funded opportunity will be taught by the Pennyrile Area Tennis Association (PATA) and is only open to the first TWELVE (12) participants to register. Take advantage of this smaller racquet, smaller ball and smaller court, as the youth participants learn the game of tennis the right way. Call 270-887-4290 to sign up.

CAMP SCHEDULE (all at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville):
Monday, Aug. 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Free Beginners Youth Tennis Camp

Do you know a beginner youth tennis player who wants to learn the game at a fun, manageable level? Sign them up for a FREE Beginners Youth Tennis Camp at Thomas Street Recreation Center!

Scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Aug. 3-14, this USTA-funded opportunity will be taught by the Pennyrile Area Tennis Association (PATA) and is only open to the first TWELVE (12) participants to register. Take advantage of this smaller racquet, smaller ball and smaller court, as the youth participants learn the game of tennis the right way. Call 270-887-4290 to sign up.

CAMP SCHEDULE (all at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville):
Monday, Aug. 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Free Beginners Youth Tennis Camp

Do you know a beginner youth tennis player who wants to learn the game at a fun, manageable level? Sign them up for a FREE Beginners Youth Tennis Camp at Thomas Street Recreation Center!

Scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Aug. 3-14, this USTA-funded opportunity will be taught by the Pennyrile Area Tennis Association (PATA) and is only open to the first TWELVE (12) participants to register. Take advantage of this smaller racquet, smaller ball and smaller court, as the youth participants learn the game of tennis the right way. Call 270-887-4290 to sign up.

CAMP SCHEDULE (all at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville):
Monday, Aug. 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Free Beginners Youth Tennis Camp

Do you know a beginner youth tennis player who wants to learn the game at a fun, manageable level? Sign them up for a FREE Beginners Youth Tennis Camp at Thomas Street Recreation Center!

Scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Aug. 3-14, this USTA-funded opportunity will be taught by the Pennyrile Area Tennis Association (PATA) and is only open to the first TWELVE (12) participants to register. Take advantage of this smaller racquet, smaller ball and smaller court, as the youth participants learn the game of tennis the right way. Call 270-887-4290 to sign up.

CAMP SCHEDULE (all at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville):
Monday, Aug. 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Free Beginners Youth Tennis Camp

Do you know a beginner youth tennis player who wants to learn the game at a fun, manageable level? Sign them up for a FREE Beginners Youth Tennis Camp at Thomas Street Recreation Center!

Scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Aug. 3-14, this USTA-funded opportunity will be taught by the Pennyrile Area Tennis Association (PATA) and is only open to the first TWELVE (12) participants to register. Take advantage of this smaller racquet, smaller ball and smaller court, as the youth participants learn the game of tennis the right way. Call 270-887-4290 to sign up.

CAMP SCHEDULE (all at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville):
Monday, Aug. 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Free Beginners Youth Tennis Camp

Do you know a beginner youth tennis player who wants to learn the game at a fun, manageable level? Sign them up for a FREE Beginners Youth Tennis Camp at Thomas Street Recreation Center!

Scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Aug. 3-14, this USTA-funded opportunity will be taught by the Pennyrile Area Tennis Association (PATA) and is only open to the first TWELVE (12) participants to register. Take advantage of this smaller racquet, smaller ball and smaller court, as the youth participants learn the game of tennis the right way. Call 270-887-4290 to sign up.

CAMP SCHEDULE (all at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville):
Monday, Aug. 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Pickleball at the Rec

Looking for some fun AND free daytime exercise? Join us Monday mornings (9-11 am) and/or Wednesday afternoons (1-3 pm) for Pickleball at the Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Center! And on Monday evenings from 5:30-8 pm (from January 6 to March 30) there’ll be more Free Pickleball at the Rec Center!

Located at 2600 Thomas Street, this game is completely free to play, including complimentary equipment (paddles and ball) check-out with valid ID. Pickleball at the Rec Center will last from October 16, 2019 to May 20, 2020. All ages and skill levels are welcome to play. Participation is done on a “drop-in” basis. Courts are reserved first-come, first serve. Call 270-887-4290 if you have any questions.

Pickleball at the Rec

Looking for some fun AND free daytime exercise? Join us Monday mornings (9-11 am) and/or Wednesday afternoons (1-3 pm) for Pickleball at the Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Center! And on Monday evenings from 5:30-8 pm (from January 6 to March 30) there’ll be more Free Pickleball at the Rec Center!

Located at 2600 Thomas Street, this game is completely free to play, including complimentary equipment (paddles and ball) check-out with valid ID. Pickleball at the Rec Center will last from October 16, 2019 to May 20, 2020. All ages and skill levels are welcome to play. Participation is done on a “drop-in” basis. Courts are reserved first-come, first serve. Call 270-887-4290 if you have any questions.