The fall season is humming for the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department, with a packed schedule in the coming days and weeks. If you want to take part, you’ll need to act now to register.

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On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Hannibal Parks and Rec is working with the Palmyra Parks and Rec Department to co-sponsor the Don Crane Memorial Huck Finn Open disc golf tournament. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. at the Don Crane Disc Golf Course in Hannibal’s Huckleberry Park. The second round will be played at Flower City Park in Palmyra.

The tournament is sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Excitement Disc Golf, Palmyra Parks & Recreation and General Mills. Registration is available at The day of the tournament, registration starts at 8 a.m. at Huckleberry Park.


A Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve begins at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 7. The night hikes are scheduled in time for participants to arrive at the top of the hill of the paved Sodalis trail at sunset.

The full Night Hike program lasts about two hours and follows a 2-mile paved trail. Participants are welcome to stay with the group or return to the parking lot on their own. Activities include seasonal observations, sensory activities and the telling of the creation of Sodalis Nature Preserve.

There will be a strict limit of 20 participants and reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or by emailing


Hannibal Parks & Recreation is offering Drop-In Pickleball on Tuesday evenings starting Nov. 10.

The Drop-In Pickleball program will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center through Dec. 8. Each participant must pay $3 per night.

Courts will be designated for competitive, intermediate and leisure players.  Players are welcome to “drop in” and play games.  Four players start on a court; when a game is complete, the winners will remain on the court and separate. The losers will go to the bench. Two new players from the bench will join the new game. This system allows people to play with new partners. More information about Drop-In Pickleball is available by calling 573-221-0154 or by visiting


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