Enhancing the quality of community life by providing recreation and leisure opportunities.

WE'RE HIRING!

Currently seeking qualified candidates. See full job descriptions and print an application or visit the LIFE Community Center to pick up a paper copy. (Located at 2500 West Sunset Drive, Carbondale, Illinois. Mon-Fri, 12-7pm. 618-549-4222.) Applicants should send resume, completed job application, and two letters of reference to P.O. Box 1326 Carbondale, IL 62903-1326. Carbondale Park District is an equal opportunity employer

SEE WHAT'S GOING ON!!!

Don't forget to 'like us' on FACEBOOK> and 'follow us' on INSTAGRAM> to see all that we have going on. See our virtual recreational programs on YOUTUBE> such as Learning Tree, Folding Fridays, and more.

HICKORY RIDGE PUBLIC
GOLF COURSE

One of the most challenging courses in the Southern Illinois Golf Association. Driving range, putting greens, video gaming and slot machines, pro shop, and more. Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course is open daily, 8:30 am - sunset. Reserve your tee time today at http://hickoryridgecarbondale.com

PARKS

Enjoy all of Carbondale Park District's georgous parks. Playgrounds and hiking trails are open. Restrooms and water fountains are unavailable. Please pack drinking water and hand sanitizer. Everyone should practice Social Distancing with anyone not within your household. See more parks details and locations.

Carbondale Park District Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

The following facilities have reopened with restrictions:

  • Childcare:  Kids Korner Childcare Center is for students in grades K-5. Licensed by DCFS and accept CCR&R assistance. Qualified teachers. Assistance with e-learning and homework. Meals provided. A fun and safe “play based” environment. Cost is $175 per week. Enroll today at 618-457-7356. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00-5:00pm. Read More>
  • Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course: Participants can make online reservations at http://hickoryridgecarbondale.com/tee-times/. Open daily from 7:30 am-7:30 pm. Carts, driving range, putting greens, and Illinois video gaming machines are all available.
  • Carbondale Park District Parks: Playgrounds, shelters, and picnic tables are all reopened. Basketball courts, restrooms and water fountains can increase the spread of COVID-19 and are therefore closed to the public. Everyone should practice Social Distancing with anyone not within your household. Rental Information> 

Fields and courts (basketball courts and the soccer, softball, and baseball fields) and Super Splash Park remain closed to slow spread of coronavirus within the community. 

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2 days ago
Family CampfireMar 13, 6:00pmEvergreen ParkJoin us at Evergreen Park for a FAMILY CAMPFIRE! We will be at the Pinetree Shelter and will have campfire treats available for purchase.

This is a free community event on March 13 and April 10. Bring lawn chairs. Covid restrictions apply.
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Family Campfire
❤ Sign up today at apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/Activity_Search/art-and-abc-s/1957

Art and ABC'sMar 15, 9:00amAlice Wright Early Childhood CenterArt and ABC’s is a new art program being offered by Carbondale Park District for kids ages 3-5. This designed just for
kids’ art class encourages children to express their creativity and socialize, all while being in a safe learning environment with experienced early childhood educators. Art and ABC’s will be offered for four weeks, March 15 – April 9, meeting each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with drop-off at 9:00 and pick-up at 10:30am. This program meets in the childcare area at LIFE Community Center (formerly Alice
Wright Early Childhood Center). When weather allows, children will meet outdoors in the fenced in playground. Cost is only $68, which includes all art supplies.

Art and ABC’s is one of many new program opportunities Carbondale Park
District is developing to better serve the Carbondale community. They
are calling this new set of programs Learning Tree, where early
childhood education is combined with recreation. Learning Tree
programs are for all the active and creative young community members.
Look for Learning Tree Storytime and Activity videos posted weekly on
Carbondale Park District’s Facebook and Youtube channel.

To better social distance, we will only have a limited number of
participants. Masks are required. Register today and get more
information on Carbondale Park District’s website at www.cpkd.org or
call (618)549-4222.
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Art and ABCs
5 days ago
Softball League BeginsApr 14, 6:00pmCarbondale SuperblockJoin the Park District's Coed 2021 Softball League! Managers meeting April 7 @ 6:00pm. League play begins April 14. Rosters are available at the LIFE Community Center or our website cpkd.org/ League plays on Wednesday nights. Games are officiated according to A.S.A. rules with local exemptions adopted. The season ends with a tournament to crown the League Champion. Not a player? Everyone is welcome to watch. Concessions available. Covid restrictions apply.

Fees: Coed League is $525 per team. $100 is due at the Manager's meeting and the fee remainder is due by the first game. A complete roster including names, addresses, and signatures of all team members is required at the time of registration.
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Softball League Begins
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Softball League - Managers MeetingApr 7, 6:00pmCarbondale SuperblockJoin the Park District's Coed 2021 Softball League! Managers meeting April 7 @ 6:00pm. League play begins April 14. Rosters are available at the LIFE Community Center or our website cpkd.org/ League plays on Wednesday nights. Games are officiated according to A.S.A. rules with local exemptions adopted. The season ends with a tournament to crown the League Champion. Not a player? Everyone is welcome to watch. Concessions available. Covid restrictions apply.

Fees: Coed League is $525 per team. $100 is due at the Manager's meeting and the fee remainder is due by the first game. A complete roster including names, addresses, and signatures of all team members is required at the time of registration.
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BAGS & BURGERS LEAGUEApr 11, 3:00pmHickory Ridge Public Golf CourseJoin the all new BAGS & BURGERS LEAGUE!!!!

3:00pm Sundays at Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course

April 11, 18, 25, and May 2

$25 per person or $50 per team
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BAGS & BURGERS LEAGUE
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Spring Youth SoccerApr 10, 1:00pmCarbondale SuperblockSPRING 2021 YOUTH SOCCER. Join us for a three session mini-season. Ages 4 – 14. Saturday, April 10, 17, & 24. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. $25 ... See MoreSee Less
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It's STORYTIME with Teacher Annie from Learning Tree!!! We are celebrating Women's History Month with SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykxh7o5W2nM

Here are some FREE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH coloring pages: documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2f6ff294-b3c4-4105-98c0-1ce05633ea57
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Set your reminders... Tonight at 6:00pm! Your body will thank you! ❤️

Free Yoga SessionMar 3, 6:00pmTWO FREE YOGA SESSIONS! STARTS TOMORROW! Practice in your own home! Meet via zoom! First session is tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 24 from 6-7:00. Learn and practice with us! Pre-register by calling 618-549-4222 or send us a DM. Zoom link: zoom.us/j/9031181650 pass: 1650
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Seed Swap on Saturday, 3/6! 🍅🥦🥬🥒🌶🌽🥕 ... See MoreSee Less
Seed Swap on Saturday, 3/6! 🍅🥦🥬🥒🌶🌽🥕
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

Mar 8, 5:30pm

All board and committee meetings are free and open to the public. Attendance is encouraged!
Meets Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.

(Remaining 2021 tentative meeting dates: April 12, 2021, May 10, 2021, June 14, 2021, July 12, 2021, August 9, 2021, September 13, 2021, October 11, 2021, November 8, 2021, December 13, 2021)

ZOOM ONLINE MEETING INFORMATION (ALL MEETINGS ARE ONLINE VIA ZOOM):
zoom.us/j/9031181650
OR zoom.us/join
id: 9031181650
PASSWORD-1650
TOLL FREE MEETING LINE-312-626-6799

1 interested  ·  1 going
Family Campfire

Family Campfire

Mar 13, 6:00pm - Mar 13, 9:00pm+1Apr 10, 6:00pm - Apr 10, 9:00pm

Evergreen Park1000 W Pleasant Hill RdCarbondale, IL62901 Map

Join us at Evergreen Park for a FAMILY CAMPFIRE! We will be at the Pinetree Shelter and will have campfire treats available for purchase.

This is a free community event on March 13 and April 10. Bring lawn chairs. Covid restrictions apply.

15 interested
Art and ABC's

Art and ABC's

Mar 15, 9:00am - Mar 15, 10:30am+11Mar 17, 9:00am - Mar 17, 10:30amMar 19, 9:00am - Mar 19, 10:30amMar 22, 9:00am - Mar 22, 10:30amMar 24, 9:00am - Mar 24, 10:30amMar 26, 9:00am - Mar 26, 10:30amMar 29, 9:00am - Mar 29, 10:30amMar 31, 9:00am - Mar 31, 10:30amApr 2, 9:00am - Apr 2, 10:30amApr 5, 9:00am - Apr 5, 10:30amApr 7, 9:00am - Apr 7, 10:30amApr 9, 9:00am - Apr 9, 10:30am

Alice Wright Early Childhood Center2500 W Sunset DrCarbondale, IL62901 Map

Art and ABC’s is a new art program being offered by Carbondale Park District for kids ages 3-5. This designed just for
kids’ art class encourages children to express their creativity and socialize, all while being in a safe learning environment with experienced early childhood educators. Art and ABC’s will be offered for four weeks, March 15 – April 9, meeting each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with drop-off at 9:00 and pick-up at 10:30am. This program meets in the childcare area at LIFE Community Center (formerly Alice
Wright Early Childhood Center). When weather allows, children will meet outdoors in the fenced in playground. Cost is only $68, which includes all art supplies.

Art and ABC’s is one of many new program opportunities Carbondale Park
District is developing to better serve the Carbondale community. They
are calling this new set of programs Learning Tree, where early
childhood education is combined with recreation. Learning Tree
programs are for all the active and creative young community members.
Look for Learning Tree Storytime and Activity videos posted weekly on
Carbondale Park District’s Facebook and Youtube channel.

To better social distance, we will only have a limited number of
participants. Masks are required. Register today and get more
information on Carbondale Park District’s website at www.cpkd.org or
call (618)549-4222.

T-Ball Skills Camp

T-Ball Skills Camp

Mar 15, 5:00pm - Mar 15, 5:45pm+8Mar 17, 5:00pm - Mar 17, 5:45pmMar 19, 5:00pm - Mar 19, 5:45pmMar 22, 5:00pm - Mar 22, 5:45pmMar 24, 5:00pm - Mar 24, 5:45pmMar 26, 5:00pm - Mar 26, 5:45pmMar 29, 5:00pm - Mar 29, 5:45pmMar 31, 5:00pm - Mar 31, 5:45pmApr 2, 5:00pm - Apr 2, 5:45pm

Carbondale Superblock

This program teaches participants ages 3-5 the fundamentals of softball/baseball including fielding, throwing, running bases, and hitting. Children need to wear closed shoes that they can easily run in; no flip-flops, sandals, or clogs. $36 Resident, $45 for Non resident

3 interested
Softball League - Managers Meeting

Softball League - Managers Meeting

Apr 7, 6:00pm

Carbondale Superblock601 S. Marion St.Carbondale, IL62901 Map

Join the Park District's Coed 2021 Softball League! Managers meeting April 7 @ 6:00pm. League play begins April 14. Rosters are available at the LIFE Community Center or our website cpkd.org/ League plays on Wednesday nights. Games are officiated according to A.S.A. rules with local exemptions adopted. The season ends with a tournament to crown the League Champion. Not a player? Everyone is welcome to watch. Concessions available. Covid restrictions apply.

Fees: Coed League is $525 per team. $100 is due at the Manager's meeting and the fee remainder is due by the first game. A complete roster including names, addresses, and signatures of all team members is required at the time of registration.

Spring Youth Soccer

Spring Youth Soccer

Apr 10, 1:00pm - Apr 10, 3:00pm+2Apr 17, 1:00pm - Apr 17, 3:00pmApr 24, 1:00pm - Apr 24, 3:00pm

Carbondale Superblock601 S. Marion St.Carbondale, IL62901 Map

SPRING 2021 YOUTH SOCCER. Join us for a three session mini-season. Ages 4 – 14. Saturday, April 10, 17, & 24. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. $25

10 interested
BAGS & BURGERS LEAGUE

BAGS & BURGERS LEAGUE

Apr 11, 3:00pm - Apr 11, 5:00pm+3Apr 18, 3:00pm - Apr 18, 5:00pmApr 25, 3:00pm - Apr 25, 5:00pmMay 2, 3:00pm - May 2, 5:00pm

Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course

Join the all new BAGS & BURGERS LEAGUE!!!!

3:00pm Sundays at Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course

April 11, 18, 25, and May 2

$25 per person or $50 per team

Soccer Skills

Soccer Skills

Apr 12, 5:00pm - Apr 12, 5:45pm+8Apr 14, 5:00pm - Apr 14, 5:45pmApr 16, 5:00pm - Apr 16, 5:45pmApr 19, 5:00pm - Apr 19, 5:45pmApr 21, 5:00pm - Apr 21, 5:45pmApr 23, 5:00pm - Apr 23, 5:45pmApr 26, 5:00pm - Apr 26, 5:45pmApr 28, 5:00pm - Apr 28, 5:45pmApr 30, 5:00pm - Apr 30, 5:45pm

N Parrish Ln, Carbondale, IL 62901, United States Map

This clinic introduces children ages 3-5 to soccer by helping them become familiar with moving with the ball at their feet and developing coordination and balance. A perfect program for kids who are brand new to soccer! Each class, kids participate in a variety of age appropriate activities that will get them excited about playing soccer while interacting with other kids to become more confident in a group environment. Children need to wear closed shoes that they can easily run in; no flip-flops, sandals, or clogs. $36.00 (Resident) $45.00 (Non-resident)

11 interested
Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

Apr 12, 5:30pm

All board and committee meetings are free and open to the public. Attendance is encouraged!
Meets Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.

(Remaining 2021 tentative meeting dates: May 10, 2021, June 14, 2021, July 12, 2021, August 9, 2021, September 13, 2021, October 11, 2021, November 8, 2021, December 13, 2021)

ZOOM ONLINE MEETING INFORMATION (ALL MEETINGS ARE ONLINE VIA ZOOM):
zoom.us/j/9031181650
OR zoom.us/join
id: 9031181650
PASSWORD-1650
TOLL FREE MEETING LINE-312-626-6799

Archery Classes

Archery Classes

Apr 13, 5:00pm - Apr 13, 5:45pm+4Apr 15, 5:00pm - Apr 15, 5:45pmApr 20, 5:00pm - Apr 20, 5:45pmApr 22, 5:00pm - Apr 22, 5:45pmApr 27, 5:00pm - Apr 27, 5:45pm

Life Community Center2500 W. SunsetCarbondale, IL62901 Map

This program will teach archery basics and proper shooting techniques. Participants experience a safe, fun, and well-balanced introduction to recreational and competitive archery. Learn the proper way to handle and shoot a bow and arrow. Equipment is provided. $40.00 (Resident)
$50.00 (Non-resident)

6 interested
Softball League Begins

Softball League Begins

Apr 14, 6:00pm

Carbondale Superblock601 S. Marion St.Carbondale, IL62901 Map

Join the Park District's Coed 2021 Softball League! Managers meeting April 7 @ 6:00pm. League play begins April 14. Rosters are available at the LIFE Community Center or our website cpkd.org/ League plays on Wednesday nights. Games are officiated according to A.S.A. rules with local exemptions adopted. The season ends with a tournament to crown the League Champion. Not a player? Everyone is welcome to watch. Concessions available. Covid restrictions apply.

Fees: Coed League is $525 per team. $100 is due at the Manager's meeting and the fee remainder is due by the first game. A complete roster including names, addresses, and signatures of all team members is required at the time of registration.

Home Run Derby

Home Run Derby

Apr 24, 5:00pm

Evergreen Park1205 W Pleasant Hill RdCarbondale, IL Map

Join us at Evergreen Park Jaycee Field for a HOME RUN DERBY! $10 for 10 swings. $5 for 5 extra. Bring a cooler and a chair! Register by calling 618-549-4222.

13 interested  ·  3 going
Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

May 10, 5:30pm

All board and committee meetings are free and open to the public. Attendance is encouraged!
Meets Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.

(Remaining 2021 tentative meeting dates: June 14, 2021, July 12, 2021, August 9, 2021, September 13, 2021, October 11, 2021, November 8, 2021, December 13, 2021)

ZOOM ONLINE MEETING INFORMATION (ALL MEETINGS ARE ONLINE VIA ZOOM):
zoom.us/j/9031181650
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id: 9031181650
PASSWORD-1650
TOLL FREE MEETING LINE-312-626-6799

Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

Carbondale Park District Board Of Commissioners

Jun 14, 5:30pm

All board and committee meetings are free and open to the public. Attendance is encouraged!
Meets Monday, June 14, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.

(Remaining 2021 tentative meeting dates: July 12, 2021, August 9, 2021, September 13, 2021, October 11, 2021, November 8, 2021, December 13, 2021)

ZOOM ONLINE MEETING INFORMATION (ALL MEETINGS ARE ONLINE VIA ZOOM):
zoom.us/j/9031181650
OR zoom.us/join
id: 9031181650
PASSWORD-1650
TOLL FREE MEETING LINE-312-626-6799

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