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. 

2019 Special Event Program Lineup

  • Daddy Daughter Date Night - February 15 & 16
  • Kids Garage Sale - March 9 & October 12
  • Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - April 13
  • Old Fashioned Hayride - October 18
  • Turkey Shootout - November 15
  • Letters to Santa Campaign - November 13 - December 9
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 7
  • Candy Cane Hunt - December 13


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!