Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation

HES Hopkinsville Christmas Parade

Join us in Downtown Hopkinsville for the 2022 Christmas Parade! Our parade theme is “It’s a Kid’s Christmas,” and our Grand Marshal is Terrence Davis, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County.
The parade lineup welcomes floats, bands, businesses, clubs and golf carts that turn downtown into a brilliant display of sound and lights.
Parade registration forms are available online, in person at the Thomas Street Rec Center at 2660 Thomas Street, or call the Parks and Recreation office at 270-887-4290.
FLOAT Entry Form + Rules:
https://hpr.recdesk.com/…/2022%20Parade%20Float%20Entry…
NON-FLOAT Entry Form + Rules:
https://hpr.recdesk.com/…/2022%20Parade%20Non-Float…
The deadline for Christmas Parade float registration is Friday, Nov. 18. The cost to enter a float into the parade is $20 and a new toy.
Traditional display units and Christmas-themed floats will be joined once again by holiday decorated golf carts. The popular Golf Cart Division allows for entries that are less costly or time-consuming to put together. Cash prizes will be presented for the traditional float divisions and golf carts. WKDZ/WHVO radio sponsors the “People’s Choice Award,” presented to the most popular float as voted on by the public.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Join us on December 9th as we come together to officially kick off the holiday season! We’ll have a short ceremony with remarks from local leaders and holiday music, to be followed by the countdown and lighting of the tree in Founders Square.
The ceremony will also be streamed live on Facebook.

 

Back to School Bash

Join us for a Back to School Bash at Hopkinsville YMCA!
August 7, 2022
5:00 – 8:00 pm
* FREE ADMISSION *
– FREE Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
– Water Games
– Face Painting
– Snowcones
– Water Balloons
– Balloon Art
– Cotton Candy
– Freebies
– Music
… and much more!
Bring swimwear and towels!
Sponsored by Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hopkinsville Christian County YMCA, and Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation

Red, White, and Oooh! 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

FIRST BOOM at 9:15 pm on Sunday, July 4 at Ruff Park.  Fireworks Extravaganza is back and even bigger!  Come on out at 6 pm and bring the family for fun activities like bouncers, balloon art, face painting, dunking booth, field games and more!  Experience a live show by patriotic musical artist Eric Horner, and then stick around for the incredible fireworks show at 9:15 pm!  Don’t miss the fireworks event of the summer!  An expanded full evening of family fun is scheduled with  food trucks, activities and music included in this year’s Independence Day celebration, sponsored by Hillcrest Baptist Church, WKDZ and WHVO radio stations.  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out on the Ruff Park lawn.  Limited picnic table seating is available under the pavilion for the concert.

 

 

Hoptown Hose Down: DeBow Recreational Complex

The Hopkinsville Fire/EMS Department and Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up to help the community cool down this June!
The 3rd Annual Hoptown Hose Down partnership makes its way to DeBow Recreational Complex on Thursday, June 30.Traveling to five different parks all across Hopkinsville, each hose down event begins at 1 pm!
Use of the extra truck and personnel from the Fire Department will not take away from any regular services provided or emergencies responded to by HFD/EMS.
Parks employees on site will be facilitating the mobile spray parks.
There is no cost for children and families to enjoy the Hoptown Hose Down experience.
Visit the official Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page for daily updates on the Hoptown Hose Down tour. You can also call the Parks and Recreation
Office at 270-887-4290 for additional details, and can find a complete list of Parks events at www.HoptownRec.com.

Hoptown Hose Down: Joe Mumford Park

The Hopkinsville Fire/EMS Department and Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up to help the community cool down this June!
The 3rd Annual Hoptown Hose Down partnership makes its way to Joe Mumford Park on Tuesday, June 28.
Traveling to five different parks all across Hopkinsville, each hose down event begins at 1 pm!
Use of the extra truck and personnel from the Fire Department will not take away from any regular services provided or emergencies responded to by HFD/EMS.
Parks employees on-site will be facilitating the mobile spray parks.
There is no cost for children and families to enjoy the Hoptown Hose Down experience.
Visit the official Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page for daily updates on the Hoptown Hose Down tour. You can also call the Parks and Recreation
Office at 270-887-4290 for additional details, and can find a complete list of Parks events at www.HoptownRec.com

Hoptown Hose Down: DeBow Recreational Complex

The Hopkinsville Fire/EMS Department and Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up to help the community cool down this June!
The 3rd Annual Hoptown Hose Down partnership makes its way to DeBow Recreational Complex on Tuesday, June 21. Traveling to five different parks all across Hopkinsville, each hose down event begins at 1 pm!
Use of the extra truck and personnel from the Fire Department will not take away from any regular services provided or emergencies responded to by HFD/EMS.
Parks employees on-site will be facilitating the mobile spray parks.
There is no cost for children and families to enjoy the Hoptown Hose Down experience.
Visit the official Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page for daily updates on the Hoptown Hose Down tour. You can also call the Parks and Recreation
Office at 270-887-4290 for additional details, and can find a complete list of Parks events at www.HoptownRec.com