Recreation

Our Community

To bring world-class recreation and leisure to Paducah’s backyard.

* What’s Important Now

OBJECTIVES

OBJECTIVE

Research, plan, design and construct a sports plex and recreation aquatic facility

DESIRED OUTCOME

Construction of facility to host after school activities, indoor swimming, indoor recreation and Parks and Recreation office.

PRIORITY LEVEL
WIN*
ACTION TIMELINE
FY19 - FY25
OBJECTIVE

Create Friends of the Park organization

DESIRED OUTCOME

Create the Friends of the Park organization to raise money for ongoing maintenance.

PRIORITY LEVEL
WIN*
ACTION TIMELINE
FY20
OBJECTIVE

Promote, design and encourage annual athletic tournaments and competition

DESIRED OUTCOME

Host 5 new competitive athletic tournaments. Baseline FY19.

PRIORITY LEVEL
WIN*
ACTION TIMELINE
FY19 - Ongoing

R-4

OBJECTIVE

Intensify parks maintenance and cleanliness efforts

DESIRED OUTCOME

Establish measurable outcome in FY20.

PRIORITY LEVEL
High
ACTION TIMELINE
FY20

R-5

OBJECTIVE

Create and promote new shoreline and river-based recreation activities/competitions

DESIRED OUTCOME

5 new river-based activities/competitions. Baseline FY19.

PRIORITY LEVEL
Medium
ACTION TIMELINE
FY20 - FY23

R-6

OBJECTIVE

Continue to increase farmers market participation levels

DESIRED OUTCOME

Increase participation and business development by 5% annually. Baseline FY19.

PRIORITY LEVEL
Medium
ACTION TIMELINE
FY20 - FY25

R-7

OBJECTIVE

Continue to support and encourage community festivals, parades and events

DESIRED OUTCOME

Increase attendance and participation by 10% annually. Baseline FY20.

PRIORITY LEVEL
Medium
ACTION TIMELINE
FY20 - Ongoing

R-8

OBJECTIVE

Host city-sponsored special events partnering with community/business partners

DESIRED OUTCOME

Increase attendance and participation by 10% annually. Baseline FY20.

PRIORITY LEVEL
Medium
ACTION TIMELINE
FY20 - Ongoing

R-9

OBJECTIVE

Pursue national recreation and parks association departmental accreditation

DESIRED OUTCOME

Receive national accreditation to ensure professional parks and recreational service standards are administered.

PRIORITY LEVEL
Low
ACTION TIMELINE
FY19 - FY22

R-10

OBJECTIVE

Plan, design and construct recreational trails near residential neighborhoods

DESIRED OUTCOME

Residential neighborhoods will have a trail within a half mile. Baseline in FY25.

PRIORITY LEVEL
Low
ACTION TIMELINE
FY25 - FY30

R-11

OBJECTIVE

Continue enhancement of neighborhood engagement strategies, parks equipment, and signage

DESIRED OUTCOME

80% of parks will be upgraded with new signage and equipment based upon community engagement.

PRIORITY LEVEL
Low
ACTION TIMELINE
FY25 - FY30