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Mission and Core Values

The mission of the Carbondale Park District is term. to serve the rich diversity of the Carbondale community with an equally rich and diverse array of recreation, wellness, education, and leisure opportunities. We are dedicated to environmental stewardship and education and the preservation of public open spaces.

Values: Community Leadership–Sustainable Practices–Innovative Opportunities–Effective and Efficient Operations 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Qualifies to pay the Resident Fees?

The Resident fee is determined by your home address and whether or not you reside within the Carbondale Park District taxing area. To prove residency you must present a current (unexpired) photo ID and proof of Carbondale address. Examples are: a recent piece of mail addressed to you (not junk mail), a bill in your name, or your property tax bill. Residency can be established at the LIFE Community Center.

How can I find out about new events?

You can sign up for an e-newsletter which comes to your e-mail inbox once a month. You can also look through our program guide to see all the offerings each season Or follow us on social media by clicking one of the icons at the top of the homepage.

How can I make a Freedom of Information Act Request?

Any person requesting records of the Carbondale Park District under the Freedom of Information Act must make such a request in writing either by mail, by e-mail, or by hand delivery at the Administration Office, 1115 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale, IL 62901 to the FOIA Officer, Trey Anderson, who is the Executive Director. Use of the term “FOIA” in the written request will also assist the district in responding to requests.

FOIA Officer

1115 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale, IL 62901

When and where are board meetings?

Please navigate to our “Meeting Materials” page for specifici information about dates, times, and locations. 

May I participate in board meetings?

The board conducts regular business at each meeting. There is time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. Members of the public are asked to submit a card with their name and address and indicate whether they wish to address the board. Comments are kept to two minutes. The board will not be able to respond to comments during the meeting but comments are entered into the minutes and the board may be able to address comments at a later time.

Upcoming Events

National Cleanup Day

Do you need volunteer hours? Do you like doing good deeds for the community? Are you wanting to want to spend more time outside with

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Food Truck Signups!

Here at the Carbondale Park District, we would love to invite all food trucks to sign up for our Food Truck Events that will be

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Outdoor Fitness Classes

Our Outdoor Fitness Classes are the perfect way to start your Tuesday and Thursdays mornings! Enjoy fun workouts led by kind instructors at the Hickory

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