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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 – 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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🌍🌳 Happy Earth Day, everyone! 🌳🌍

Today is all about celebrating our beautiful planet, and here at the Carbondale Park District, we’re excited to share the love for our local parks! Let’s dive into some of our favorites:

🌿 Attucks Park: It’s like stepping into a peaceful oasis right in the heart of Carbondale. Take a leisurely stroll, have a picnic, or simply breathe in the fresh air!

🌳 Oakdale Park: Picture-perfect landscapes, rolling hills, and trails that beckon you to explore. Whether you’re hiking, birdwatching, or just enjoying the scenery, Oakdale Park has it all.

πŸƒ Parrish Park: Family fun awaits! Let the kids run wild on the playgrounds, kick around a soccer ball, or have a cozy picnic with loved ones.

And don’t miss out on the majestic Marberry Arboretum, where tall trees stand as silent giants, guardians of nature’s beauty. πŸŒ²πŸ“Έ It’s a photographer’s dream!

On Earth Day, we’re reminded of the little things we can do to care for our planet. Whether it’s planting a tree, picking up trash, or simply spending time outdoors, every bit counts!

So why not join us in celebrating Earth Day by visiting one of our parks? Take a break from the daily grind, connect with nature, and let’s cherish this beautiful planet together! πŸŒŽπŸ’š

#EarthDay #carbondaleparks #naturelovers #communitygreenspaces
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πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ Dive into summer with the Carbondale Cyclones Swim Team 2024! 🌊 Join us for an action-packed season of swimming, fun, and competition at the Super Splash Park.

πŸ“… Season: June 3, 2024 – July 26, 2024
πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§ Age: At least 5 years but less than 18 years

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the Southern Illinois Swim League, competing alongside teams from Carbondale, Anna, Herrin, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, DuQuoin, and Marion!

Here’s what you need to know:
πŸ“ Registration and evaluations required prior to the start of the season.
πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards with no assistance.
πŸ•’ Practices: Monday – Friday, with assigned times after evaluations.
πŸ… League meets: Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
πŸ† Invitational meets: Saturdays, morning start time.
πŸ’΅ Fees: $140/swimmer (discounts available for multiple siblings).

But wait, there’s more! Registered participants receive:
🎟️ Super Splash Park Season Pass.
🎽 Practice/coaching time.
🎨 Team colors: black and white.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Register now for an unforgettable summer with the Cyclones Swim Team. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today!

For more information and to register, visit anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2573?onlineSiteId=0&f…

Let’s make a splash together! 🌟 #CyclonesSwimTeam #SummerFun #SuperSplashPark
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πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ Dive into summer with the Carbondale Cyclones Swim Team 2024! 🌊 Join us for an action-packed season of swimming, fun, and competition at the Super Splash Park.

πŸ“… Season: June 3, 2024 - July 26, 2024
πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§ Age: At least 5 years but less than 18 years

Dont miss out on the opportunity to be part of the Southern Illinois Swim League, competing alongside teams from Carbondale, Anna, Herrin, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, DuQuoin, and Marion!

Heres what you need to know:
πŸ“ Registration and evaluations required prior to the start of the season.
πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards with no assistance.
πŸ•’ Practices: Monday - Friday, with assigned times after evaluations.
πŸ… League meets: Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
πŸ† Invitational meets: Saturdays, morning start time.
πŸ’΅ Fees: $140/swimmer (discounts available for multiple siblings).

But wait, theres more! Registered participants receive:
🎟️ Super Splash Park Season Pass.
🎽 Practice/coaching time.
🎨 Team colors: black and white.

Dont wait until its too late! Register now for an unforgettable summer with the Cyclones Swim Team. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today!

For more information and to register, visit https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2573?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

Lets make a splash together! 🌟 #CyclonesSwimTeam #SummerFun #SuperSplashPark

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Carbondale Cyclones Swim Team

Do the young ones (6-7) need to know all the strokes before joining, or are they taught? Mine can do something similar to freestyle for a lap, but haven’t learned the other strokes yet.

Is there a code for the sibling discount? I thought it would calculate it automatically, but it doesn't. Pleaae advise. Thanks.

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🌟 Exciting News! Our 2024 Summer Program Guide is here, packed with fantastic activities and camps for everyone to enjoy! β˜€οΈ From swimming lessons to sports and outdoor adventures, there’s something for every interest.

πŸ“’ All programs are now open for registration, but hurry – spaces are filling up fast! Make sure to call us now at 618.549.4222 to secure your spot before it’s gone.

Can’t wait? You can also register online by visiting: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_sele…

Don’t miss out on a summer full of fun and memories at Carbondale Park District! πŸŽ‰ #SummerPrograms #RegisterNow #CarbondaleParkDistrict
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🌞 Get ready to make a splash this summer at the Super Splash Park! πŸ’¦ Dive into the season with our exciting lineup of swim lessons and adult aquatic fitness classes.

πŸ“… Registration opens this Friday, April 19th, 2024! Don’t miss out on securing your spot for some fun.

For more information:
πŸ“ž Call us at 618.549.4222
πŸ’» Visit our website at CPKD.org

Let’s make this summer the best one yet at Carbondale Park District! β˜€οΈ #summerfun #supersplashpark #swimlessons #aquaticfitness
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🌞 Get ready to make a splash this summer at the Super Splash Park! πŸ’¦ Dive into the season with our exciting lineup of swim lessons and adult aquatic fitness classes.

πŸ“… Registration opens this Friday, April 19th, 2024! Dont miss out on securing your spot for some fun.

For more information:
πŸ“ž Call us at 618.549.4222
πŸ’» Visit our website at CPKD.org

Lets make this summer the best one yet at Carbondale Park District! β˜€οΈ #SummerFun #SuperSplashPark #SwimLessons #AquaticFitness
🌟 Stay in the loop with all the exciting events and activities happening at Carbondale Park District! 🌳 Whether it’s fitness classes, family-friendly fun, or community events, we’ve got something for everyone.

βœ‰οΈ Don’t miss out on our Monthly Newsletter! πŸ“† Scan the QR code below to sign up and receive the latest updates directly to your inbox. Can’t scan? No problem! Just give us a call at 618.549.4222 to get on the list.

Your adventure starts here at Carbondale Park District! πŸŽ‰ #communityevents #StayConnected #carbondaleparkdistrict
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🌟 Stay in the loop with all the exciting events and activities happening at Carbondale Park District! 🌳 Whether its fitness classes, family-friendly fun, or community events, weve got something for everyone.

βœ‰οΈ Dont miss out on our Monthly Newsletter! πŸ“† Scan the QR code below to sign up and receive the latest updates directly to your inbox. Cant scan? No problem! Just give us a call at 618.549.4222 to get on the list.

Your adventure starts here at Carbondale Park District! πŸŽ‰ #CommunityEvents #StayConnected #CarbondaleParkDistrict
🌊 Dive into a Summer of Lifeguarding Excellence! 🌊

Are you ready to take the plunge and become a certified lifeguard? Join us for an exciting opportunity to gain valuable skills and make a difference in your community!

πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ Lifeguard Class Spring 2024 with Anna Pool πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

πŸ“… Class Dates:
May 6th & May 8th: 4:00-8:00pm @ Anna City Hall Building
May 14th, 15th, & 20th: 4:30-8:30pm @ John A Logan Pool

πŸ” More Information:
Age Requirement: 15 yrs +
Prerequisites: 300-yard swim, deep water brick retrieval, and treading water
Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

πŸ’‘ Activity Details:
Activity ID: #7569
Duration: May 10th – May 17th
Registration: Residents (Apr 12 – Apr 30), Non-Residents (Apr 12 – Apr 30)
Cost: $175.00

Secure your spot today and embark on a fulfilling journey to become a certified lifeguard. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a splash! πŸ’¦

For questions and inquiries, visit CPKD.org, or contact Curt Caldwell at 618.534.5529.

Registration Link: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2574?onlineSiteId=0&f…

#LifeguardTraining #Summer2024 #AnnaIL #CPKD
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🌊 Dive into a Summer of Lifeguarding Excellence! 🌊

Are you ready to take the plunge and become a certified lifeguard? Join us for an exciting opportunity to gain valuable skills and make a difference in your community!

πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ Lifeguard Class Spring 2024 with Anna Pool πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

πŸ“… Class Dates:
May 6th & May 8th: 4:00-8:00pm @ Anna City Hall Building
May 14th, 15th, & 20th: 4:30-8:30pm @ John A Logan Pool

πŸ” More Information:
Age Requirement: 15 yrs +
Prerequisites: 300-yard swim, deep water brick retrieval, and treading water
Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

πŸ’‘ Activity Details:
Activity ID: #7569
Duration: May 10th - May 17th
Registration: Residents (Apr 12 - Apr 30), Non-Residents (Apr 12 - Apr 30)
Cost: $175.00

Secure your spot today and embark on a fulfilling journey to become a certified lifeguard. Dont miss out on this opportunity to make a splash! πŸ’¦

For questions and inquiries, visit CPKD.org, or contact Curt Caldwell at 618.534.5529.

Registration Link: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2574?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

#LifeguardTraining #Summer2024 #AnnaIL #CPKD
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🀩🎯Starting this week! Make sure to call our office to sign up your child for outdoor fun while also learning or perfecting their archery skills.

Lakeland Phone Number: 618.549.4222
Lakeland Address: 925 S. Giant City Rd.πŸŽ‰ Join us for “Archery for Kids” 🏹

πŸ—“οΈ April 18, 2024 – May 9, 2024
πŸ‘¦ Ages: 10-13 years

🌟Delve into the noble art of archery, guiding arrows towards victory like seasoned champions! All gear is provided by CPKD. Just don your trusty closed-toe shoes!

🎯 Gatherings: Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

🎟️ Only 15 mystical spots remain! Seize yours swiftly! anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2572?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true
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🀩🎯Starting this week! Make sure to call our office to sign up your child for outdoor fun while also learning or perfecting their archery skills. 

Lakeland Phone Number: 618.549.4222
Lakeland Address: 925 S. Giant City Rd.
Nothing but good vibes at Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course during the Total Solar Eclipse 😎

We loved hosting golfers for a scramble directly in the path of totality earlier this week! Blue skies…beautiful scenery…perfect views.

Where did you spend the eclipse?
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Ready to dive into summer fun? Get your lifeguard certification right here in Southern Illinois! Check out upcoming classes at SIUC Rec Center, Logan Fitness, and The Hub. Questions? Call us at 618-549-4222. Let’s make waves together! 🌊Would you like to work with us this summer, but don’t know where or how to get your Lifeguard Certification?

There are lots of opportunities, right here in Southern Illinois, to get your Lifeguard Certification. Check out the links below to learn about upcoming classes from the SIUC Rec Center, Logan Fitness, and The Hub!

Please give us a call at 618-549-4222 with any questions.

rec.siu.edu/programs/aquatics/lifeguarding-class.php

fusion.jalc.edu/program/GetProgramDetails?courseId=3833d2de-ae49-4561-beec-bd6e3311c186

registration.thehubmarion.com/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C804
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Ready to dive into summer fun? Get your lifeguard certification right here in Southern Illinois! Check out upcoming classes at SIUC Rec Center, Logan Fitness, and The Hub. Questions? Call us at 618-549-4222. Lets make waves together! 🌊
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925 S. Giant City Rd.Β 
Carbondale, IL 62901

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Carbondale Park District Office
(618) 549-4222
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