Parks and Recreation

2020 Movies in the Park : The Indian in the Cupboard

Thanks to sponsor 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 The Indian in the Cupboard on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Trail of Tears Commemorative Park & Heritage Center, located at 100 Trail of Tears Drive in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The movie will start at 6:45pm.

ALL movies in 2020 will be drive-in only, meaning families must remain in/on/next to their car during the movie. 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. No food or drink vendors will be on site, so feel free to bring your own snacks each night.

2020 Movies in the Park : Trolls World Tour

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 14 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. Continue to follow for updates pertaining to on-site food vendors.

2020 Movies in the Park : Aladdin

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 Aladdin (the live-action version) on Friday, July 31 at Tie Breaker Park, located at 9503 Eagle Way in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The movie will start at approximately 8:00pm.

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. Continue to follow for updates pertaining to on-site food vendors.

2020 Movies in the Park : Toy Story 4

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 Toy Story 4 on Friday, July 3 at Walnut Street Center, located at 1600 Walnut Street in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The movie will start at approximately 8:15pm.

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. Continue to follow for updates pertaining to on-site food vendors.

2020 Movies in the Park : Dolittle

Thanks to sponsor 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 Dolittle on Friday, June 26 at DeBow Recreational Complex, located at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The movie will start at 8:15pm.

ALL movies in 2020 will be drive-in only, meaning families must remain in/on/next to their car during the movie. 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. No food or drink vendors will be on site, so feel free to bring your own snacks each night.

Movies in the Park – The Lion King

Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation will present the full-length feature film “The Lion King” on the big screen with stereo sound! This movie will be held DRIVE-IN only, at Ruff Park, at 8:15 pm.

Drive-in only allows families to safely enjoy movies on the giant inflatable screen from the comfort of their vehicles. Admission is FREE!  Can’t wait to see you at the movies!

Movies in the Park – Frozen II

Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation will present the full-length feature film “Frozen II” on the big screen with stereo sound! This movie will be held DRIVE-IN only, at Tie Breaker Park, at 8:00 pm.

Drive-in only allows families to safely enjoy movies on the giant inflatable screen from the comfort of their vehicles. Admission is FREE!  Can’t wait to see you at the movies!

2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square

Skatin’ on the Square, back for a second straight year as a part of #HopkinsChill Weekend, features a 2,500-square foot synthetic ice rink at Founders Square, giving guests the unique opportunity to ice skate in downtown Hopkinsville! Last year’s inaugural effort was a colossal success, urging organizers to add an extra day in 2019.

The 90-minute sessions are $10, which includes skate rental. Sessions are open to the first 100 people. While walk-up sales will be available, Skatin’ on the Square attendees are encouraged to register and purchase their session(s) in advance by visiting https://tinyurl.com/2019SkatinSquare.

Pre-registration will guarantee a spot on the ice. Groups of six or more people are asked to call 270-887-4290 or stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 2600 Thomas Street to make reservations. A total of 22 sessions are now available for signups.

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:

THURSDAY, DEC. 12
9:00 am-10:30 am
10:30 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

FRIDAY, DEC. 13
9:00 am-10:30 am
10:30 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 14
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
7:00 pm-8:30pm
8:30 pm-10:00 pm

SUNDAY, DEC. 15
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

 

       

18th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Hoptown’s largest holiday social gathering is back on the calendar! Join us downtown on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28) for the 18th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K. This untimed fun run/walk has become a much-anticipated tradition each year, so make plans to enjoy the race before you stuff your face and #WobbleTilYouGobble!

As always, the run/walk is FREE. This year, though, we are adding some exciting options! The Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K will be the first leg of a tri-fun run series with Clarksville 5K Light Run and Fort Campbell Ugly Sweater Run, so you’ll be able to purchase an optional race shirt and finisher medal for $25! Proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit the Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail.

However you decide to participate, PLEASE register in advance https://tinyurl.com/HoptownTurkeyTrot. Shirts and medals will be limited, so sign up by Tuesday, Nov. 19 to guarantee yours. Strollers and dogs are welcome. For more information, call Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290.

 

Veterans Honor Parade

The 20th Annual Veterans Honor Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, will allow all local vets the chance to walk or ride along the parade route, which will begin at the War Memorial Building (1202 South Virginia Street) at 10 a.m. Veterans don’t need to register in advance to participate, but are asked to check in at War Memorial by 9:30 a.m. the morning of the event.

We also hope that thousands of “sidewalk saluters” will line the streets to honor these brave men and women. The route will go from South Virginia Street to 9th Street, ending at the Christian County Justice Center. For more information, please call 270-887-4290.

The following streets will be blocked from 9am-10:30am:
– 14th Street at Virginia Street
– 13th Street at Virginia Street
– 12th Street at Virginia Street and at Main Street
– 11th Street at Liberty Street
– 10th Street at Main Street and at Bethel Street
– Main Street at 7th Street
– Bethel Street at 7th Street
– Bethel Street at 9th Street
– 9th Street at Justice Way

The Christian County Justice Center will be CLOSED to public parking. Suggested parking areas are Founders Square, Bethel Street, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library and West Side Park.