Recreation Programs & Community Events
Joplin Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing programs that offer participants opportunities for social engagement. Our Recreation Division is responsible for planning and implementing a wide range of recreational, athletic, and cultural activities and events within the community. We encourage everyone to make recreation a part of their everyday life!
Pre-registration for programs is generally required. Exceptions are made for some community events. To register for a program, visit our online registration system, call us at 417-625-4750, or stop by our office at 3301 W. 1st Street, Joplin.
We are constantly looking for new ideas for classes that the community would like to see offered. Please email us at email@example.com if you have a suggestion for a class or program you would like to see offered!
Monday, July 4 at Missouri Southern State University
Fireworks begin at 9:45 pm
• 5:30pm: Event Kick Off: Food Trucks Open
• 7:00pm: Stadium Opens to Visitors
• 7:30pm: Live Music by The Mixtapes
• 9:45pm: Fireworks Show (approximate show time is 20 minutes) The show will be set to music, which visitors can tune into 88.7 KXMS to experience.
• Small Coolers
• Seat Cushions
• Folding Chairs
• Personal Fireworks
• Pets (service animals are allowed)
Old Fashioned Hayride - October 21, 2022
We will be handing out 1,000 s'mores packets to cook over the bonfires scattered around the park. These packets are first-come, first-serve to the event attendees. We'll have some roasting sticks available, but feel free to bring your sticks from home!