Youth Programs

Joplin Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing programs that offer participants opportunities social engagement. Our Recreation Division is responsible for planning and implementing a wide range of recreational, athletic, and cultural activities within the community. We encourage everyone to make recreation a part of your everyday life! 

We offer programs year-round at various locations throughout the city. 

2018 Program Lineup

  • Daddy Daughter Date Night - February 16 & 17 - EVENT IS SOLD OUT
  • Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - March 24
  • Turkey Shootout - November 16
  • Letters to Santa Campaign - November 14 - December 3
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 1
  • Candy Cane Hunt - December 7


Pre-registration for programs is generally required. 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 if you have a suggestion for a class or program you would like to see offered!