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. 

2020 Special Event Program Lineup


  • Daddy Daughter Date Night - February 7 & 8
  • Kids Garage Sale - March 7 & October 17
  • Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - April 3 (Cancelled due to 2020 COVID-19 situation)
  • Old Fashioned Hayride - October 23
  • Turkey Shootout - November 20
  • Letters to Santa Campaign - November 18 - December 7
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 5
  • Candy Cane Hunt - December 11

Registration 


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 parks@joplinmo.org if you have a suggestion for a class or program you would like to see offered!