The City of Perryville’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs throughout the year. These programs are designed to serve the whole community. 

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Introduction to Wild Caving

April 27 & April 29

6:00 p.m. & 9:00 a.m.
$5.00 per person

The Perryville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a caving class for everyone in the community

Perryville is home to many caves and we are offering a chance to explore a few throughout the city. Caving is the art of safely moving through a natural cave to a destination and returning to the surface without hurting yourself or the cave. In order to explore safely, you will need the right equipment, the right skills and the right guides. Mark Brewer and Gerry Keene are expert guides with the Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Grotto. Join them for an educational session on the dos and don'ts of caving and then explore one of the many caves of Perryville!

The educational class will meet on Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. The exploring class is Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $5.00 for all. You must be age 7 or older to participate, those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by Wednesday, April 26.

For more information about Introduction to Wild Caving, please contact Emily Steele, Recreation Supervisor, at (573) 547-PARK or email

Introduction to Wild Caving

Pitch, Hit & Run

Saturday, May 6

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Perryville Parks and Recreation will host a FREE Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition for area youth.

Join us on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. We will met at the City Park, ball field #8.

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, FREE of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2017 MLB All-Star Week.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each division age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact Emily Steele at (573) 547-PARK.

For more information about Pitch, Hit & Run, please contact Emily Steele, Operations & Recreation Supervisor at (573) 547-7275.

Pitch Hit Run