NOTICE: Due to extraordinary circumstances regarding the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation facilities, meetings and programs will suspend all activities until at least May 1. Furthermore, playgrounds, the skate park, dog park, tennis courts, basketball courts, FitZone and other gathering areas are closed. Open areas, trails and green space will remain open and are safe to use as long as guests avoid groups over 10 and stay six feet or further away from non-household members. Visit the City's Coronavirus Information page here for up to date details. 

Activity Changes (Subject to Change)
Cancellations - Homeschool P.E., Youth Soccer League, Youth Track Club, Start Smart Tennis, April Garden Workshop Class, April Health & Wellness Seminar, spring Jr. Golf session, April lifeguard training, Southern Open 4-Person Scramble, Bike to Work & School Day, Steamboat Classic Triathlon
On Hold (program director will be in contact with participants) - Patti's Trip, Adult Indoor Soccer League, SMASH Volleyball League, Indoor NFL Flag Football League
Rescheduled Programs
Start Smart Baseball | Starting May 5
Spring Garage Sale | Lottery Booth Drawing is May 5 | Garage Sale is still May 16
Adult Softball League | Starting May 4
Friends of the Parks Day | Moved to May 16
4-15 Yr. Old Youth Baseball Leagues | Registration deadline moved to May 8 with May 18 start date
Travel Baseball League | Starting May 4
Girls Youth Softball League | Registration deadline moved to May 7 with a May 19 start date
Girls Fast Pitch League | Coaches meeting moved to May 14 with all other dates the same
Adult Home Run Derby | Moved to August 14
Cary Flanagan Memorial Softball Tournament | Moved to August 15
Adult Kickball Tournament | Moved to October 11

Parks & Recreation 

Welcome to the beautiful river city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and to the great opportunities that you and your family can take advantage of within our wonderful park system. Whether you are just visiting or you are a long time resident, our staff is here to help make your experience in Cape Girardeau parks, facilities and trails memorable. We have a large variety of fun, affordable recreational programs, activities and events for all ages offered throughout the year that can satisfy most every interest - from sports like softball, volleyball, basketball, golfing and pickle ball to aquatics, arts and crafts, fitness, dances, triathlons, historic reenactments and more! Please let us know how we can assist you. We hope you enjoy all Cape Girardeau has to offer and we invite you to our PLAYCAPE experience! Click here to read about the National Recreation & Parks Association report titled "2018 Americans' Engagement With Parks."

  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email parks@cityofcape.org
  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024
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