Welcome to the new interactive website for the City of Hopkinsville's Division of Parks and Recreation. As the year progresses this site will offer online registration and payment for park-sponsored events and programs, as well as online registration and payment for Parks and Recreation facility rentals. Site users will also be on the front line of parks and recreation update and news.
Pre-ordered Turkey Trot fun run long sleeve t-shirts will be available for pickup at the Thomas Street Rec Center after noon on Tuesday, November 21. Pre-ordered shirts can also be picked up at registration the morning of the event. A few extra shirts were ordered and are being sold on a first-come basis. Call the Parks and Rec office at 270-887-4290 if you are interested in a shirt to see if any extras remain available.
This Hopkinsville family holiday tradition event has grown into a "must-do" Thanksgiving morning gathering. Over 1,000 participants gathered in 2017 and a similar crowd is anticipated for this year's free event. Participants must register at Founders Square on Thursday morning before the 8 am fun run start time.
Turkey Trotters can run, jog, walk, ride (bikes) and even bring along your favorite pet (on leash). The theme for this year's event is "Run the Race, Feed the Face!" This is an un-timed event starting on Main Street and winding south through downtown Hoptown and back to downtown via the Greenway Rail Trail.
We extend a big thank you to our "Big Tom Turkey" (title sponsors) - Bikes & Moore and HWEA. In addition, the following companies have also stepped up to aid the Turkey Trot and make it a success: WHOP, Lite 98.7, WKDZ, WHVO, Hopkinsville-Christian Co. CVB, Christian Co. Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky New Era, Landrum Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Planters Bank, Generations Primary Care, Ken & Leah Malloy, Craig & Kelsey Photography, EML, LLC, Maui Teeth Whitening of Hopkinsville, Center of Insurance, Maddux Fuqua and Hinton Funeral Home, HES/Energy Net, Stanley Steemer, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Lose & Associates, Brooke & Clayton Sumner and Hughart Beard & Giles Funeral Home.