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Programs

Welcome to the Carbondale Park District! Carbondale is home to many beautiful parks and community centers with a wide variety of programs for children and adults. We are proud to offer opportunities for the people of our community to learn, grow, and appreciate the natural beauty in their area.

Events

Immerse yourself in a diverse array of engaging experiences that celebrate our community’s spirit. From captivating art workshops that spark creativity to our seasonal-themed festivals, our events are designed to enrich lives and forge connections. Revel in the magic of outdoor movie nights. Join us for a journey of discovery, entertainment, and camaraderie. Discover your next adventure with the Carbondale Park District events โ€“ where memories are made and smiles are shared.

Parks & Facilities

Our mission is 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, education, and the preservation of public open spaces.

Become a Volunteer

The Carbondale Park District LOVES its volunteers. Volunteers are critical to any organization and our District is no different. Volunteers help with a myriad of projects from park clean up, flower planting, program leading, and much more.

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๐Ÿบ Clay for Kids (Session 2) ๐Ÿบ

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:
Mar 21, 2024 – May 9, 2024

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:
Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 20, 2024

๐ŸŒˆ Encourage your child’s artistic journey! Enroll today for Clay for Kids Session 2.

Online registration: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2516?onlineSiteId=0&f…

#ClayArt #CreativeKids #CarbondaleParkDistrict
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๐Ÿบ Clay for Kids (Session 2) ๐Ÿบ

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:
Mar 21, 2024 - May 9, 2024

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:
Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 20, 2024

๐ŸŒˆ Encourage your childs artistic journey! Enroll today for Clay for Kids Session 2. 

Online registration: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2516?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

#ClayArt #CreativeKids #CarbondaleParkDistrict
3 days ago
๐Ÿน Archery for Kids ๐Ÿน

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:

โ€ข Mar 20, 2024 – May 8, 2024

๐Ÿ“ Description:
Embark on an exciting archery adventure for kids! Throughout this beginner session, participants will learn how to safely shoot a compound bow, aim accurately, and even score a bullseye! All gear is supplied by CPKD. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:

โ€ข Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 15, 2024

๐ŸŽฏ Secure your childโ€™s spot and let them experience the thrill of hitting the bullseye! Enroll today for Archery for Kids. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿน

Online registration: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2513?onlineSiteId=0&f…

#Archery #KidsSports #CarbondaleParkDistrict
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๐Ÿน Archery for Kids ๐Ÿน

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:

 โ€ข Mar 20, 2024 - May 8, 2024

๐Ÿ“ Description:
Embark on an exciting archery adventure for kids! Throughout this beginner session, participants will learn how to safely shoot a compound bow, aim accurately, and even score a bullseye! All gear is supplied by CPKD. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:

 โ€ข Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 15, 2024

๐ŸŽฏ Secure your childโ€™s spot and let them experience the thrill of hitting the bullseye! Enroll today for Archery for Kids. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿน

Online registration: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2513?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

#Archery #KidsSports #CarbondaleParkDistrict
4 days ago
๐Ÿงต Beginner Sewing and Needlework (Session 2)

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:

โ€ข Mar 19, 2024 – May 7, 2024

๐Ÿ“ Description:
Unlock the world of creativity in this engaging program! Kids aged at least 10 years but less than 12 years and 51 weeks will learn how to hand-stitch, follow patterns, operate a sewing machine, and more! Discover needlework techniques like embroidery and punch needle skills. Both sessions cover the same skills, but weโ€™ll explore different projects for variety.

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:

โ€ข Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 18, 2024

๐Ÿงท Dive into the art of sewing and needlework! Enroll your child today for Beginner Sewing and Needlework Session 2. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿงต

Online registration: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2524?onlineSiteId=0&f…

#Sewing #Needlework #CreativeKids #CarbondaleParkDistrict
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๐Ÿงต Beginner Sewing and Needlework (Session 2) 

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:

 โ€ข Mar 19, 2024 - May 7, 2024

๐Ÿ“ Description:
Unlock the world of creativity in this engaging program! Kids aged at least 10 years but less than 12 years and 51 weeks will learn how to hand-stitch, follow patterns, operate a sewing machine, and more! Discover needlework techniques like embroidery and punch needle skills. Both sessions cover the same skills, but weโ€™ll explore different projects for variety.

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:

 โ€ข Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 18, 2024

๐Ÿงท Dive into the art of sewing and needlework! Enroll your child today for Beginner Sewing and Needlework Session 2. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿงต

Online registration: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2524?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

#Sewing #Needlework #CreativeKids #CarbondaleParkDistrict
4 days ago
The 25th Annual Taste of Chocolate event will again raise money for the Survivor Empowerment Center.

Guests will enjoy a full dinner, a lot of chocolate, live and silent auctions, and a cash bar. There will also be live music!

Link: www.empoweringsurvivors.org/chocolate/
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (800) 334-2094Thanks Tom at Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course for donating to Taste of Chocolate.

Get your tickets to the event today!
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The 25th Annual Taste of Chocolate event will again raise money for the Survivor Empowerment Center. 

Guests will enjoy a full dinner, a lot of chocolate,  live and silent auctions, and a cash bar. There will also be live music!

Link: https://www.empoweringsurvivors.org/chocolate/
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (800) 334-2094
4 days ago
๐Ÿฅ‹ Beginner Karate (Session 2) ๐Ÿฅ‹

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:

โ€ข Mar 18, 2024 – May 6, 2024

๐Ÿ“ Description:
Donโ€™t miss out on this opportunity for quality martial arts training! Karate can aid in the development of strength, stamina, reflexes, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:

โ€ข Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 15, 2024

Secure your spot and embark on a journey of discipline and self-discovery. Enroll today for Beginner Karate Session 2! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘Š

Online registration: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2494?onlineSiteId=0&f…

#Karate #MartialArtsTraining #CarbondaleParkDistrict
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๐Ÿฅ‹ Beginner Karate (Session 2) ๐Ÿฅ‹

๐Ÿ“… Activity Dates:

 โ€ข Mar 18, 2024 - May 6, 2024

๐Ÿ“ Description:
Donโ€™t miss out on this opportunity for quality martial arts training! Karate can aid in the development of strength, stamina, reflexes, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

๐Ÿ“… Registration Dates:

 โ€ข Jan 13, 2024, to Mar 15, 2024

Secure your spot and embark on a journey of discipline and self-discovery. Enroll today for Beginner Karate Session 2! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘Š

Online registration: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2494?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

 #Karate #MartialArtsTraining #CarbondaleParkDistrict
5 days ago
๐Ÿฅ‹ Embrace the art of Aikido in Session 2 at Carbondale Park District’s Lakeland Center!

๐Ÿ“… The activity runs from Mar 18 to May 8, 2024, every Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Open to ages 12 and up.

This class, led by experienced local instructors, covers basic techniques, the art of falling (ukemi), and introduces Aiki weapons.

Online Registration: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2492?onlineSiteId=0&f…

No experience or special equipment required. Secure your spot for 16 empowering sessions! #Aikido #MartialArts #CarbondaleParkDistrict
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๐Ÿฅ‹ Embrace the art of Aikido in Session 2 at Carbondale Park Districts Lakeland Center! 

๐Ÿ“… The activity runs from Mar 18 to May 8, 2024, every Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Open to ages 12 and up. 

This class, led by experienced local instructors, covers basic techniques, the art of falling (ukemi), and introduces Aiki weapons.

Online Registration: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2492?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

No experience or special equipment required. Secure your spot for 16 empowering sessions! #Aikido #MartialArts #CarbondaleParkDistrict
6 days ago
๐Ÿง˜ Join us for Adult Gentle Yoga this winter/spring at Carbondale Park District’s Lakeland Center!

๐Ÿ“… This program runs from Mar 19 to May 7, 2024, every Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Suitable for ages 18 and up

This class focuses on body strength, flexibility, and stress reduction. Beginners are warmly welcomed!

Registration is open until Mar 19, 2024. Don’t miss outโ€”only 20 openings left!

Online Registration : anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2497?onlineSiteId=0&f…

#Yoga #Wellness #CarbondaleParkDistrict
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๐Ÿง˜ Join us for Adult Gentle Yoga this winter/spring at Carbondale Park Districts Lakeland Center! 

๐Ÿ“… This program runs from Mar 19 to May 7, 2024, every Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. 

Suitable for ages 18 and up 

This class focuses on body strength, flexibility, and stress reduction. Beginners are warmly welcomed! 

Registration is open until Mar 19, 2024. Dont miss outโ€”only 20 openings left! 

Online Registration : https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2497?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

#Yoga #Wellness #CarbondaleParkDistrict
6 days ago
๐ŸŽจ Adult Stained Glass Workshop #2 – Create Your Masterpiece! ๐ŸŒˆ

๐Ÿ“… Date: March 3, 2024
โฐ Time: Sun | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Age: 18 and up

๐ŸŒŸ Join us for afternoons of art!
Create a new stained glass project
All materials provided by CPKD
Dress for mess!

๐Ÿ“† Registration Details: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2509?onlineSiteId=0&f…

๐Ÿ‘‰ Limited spots available! Let your creativity shine!
Craft your stained glass masterpiece! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ”ฎ

#StainedGlassWorkshop #cpkdevents
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๐ŸŽจ Adult Stained Glass Workshop #2 - Create Your Masterpiece! ๐ŸŒˆ

๐Ÿ“… Date: March 3, 2024
โฐ Time: Sun | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Age: 18 and up

๐ŸŒŸ Join us for afternoons of art!
Create a new stained glass project
All materials provided by CPKD
Dress for mess!

๐Ÿ“† Registration Details: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2509?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

๐Ÿ‘‰ Limited spots available! Let your creativity shine!
Craft your stained glass masterpiece! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ”ฎ 

#StainedGlassWorkshop #cpkdevents

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Katie Haskell Tracy Huffman Any interest? This looks really cool

Dani Ratermann!!!!!!!

We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting event and are genuinely honored to collaborate with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. Your support means a lot to us, and we are looking forward to contributing to a memorable evening for the community.Thank you so much Carbondale Park District for being a Bronze Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Awards Banquet! We’re so excited to partner with you on a truly memorable evening. See MoreSee Less
We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting event and are genuinely honored to collaborate with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. Your support means a lot to us, and we are looking forward to contributing to a memorable evening for the community.

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925 S. Giant City Rd.ย 
Carbondale, IL 62901

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