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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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The Lakeland Center will open late today at 2:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. All programs and classes will take place as scheduled. If you need immediate assistance before 2:00pm, please send an email to info@cpkd.org. See MoreSee Less
πŸ₯ŽAdult Softball league starts next week September 27th! Make sure to call our office to register at 618.549.4222. Don’t miss out on all the fun! See MoreSee Less
πŸ₯ŽAdult Softball league starts next week September 27th! Make sure to call our office to register at 618.549.4222. Dont miss out on all the fun!

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πŸ“£ Exciting News for Parents in Carbondale! πŸŽ‰

Looking for a fun and engaging way to keep your kids active during school breaks? Sign your child up for a fun day at the Carbondale Park District’s Lakeland Center!

🌟 School’s Out Club
πŸ—“ September 29, 2023 πŸ•’ 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM πŸ‘¦ 5 – 12 years of age

Our dedicated CPKD staff will ensure your children have a blast while developing their social skills. Please remember to pack closed-toed shoes, a sack lunch, and a filled water bottle for your child. Leave electronics and toys at home – they won’t need them here!

For more details and to secure a spot for your child, visit our website at CPKD.org or give us a call at 618.549.4222. Let’s make the upcoming school break a memorable and fun experience for your little ones! πŸ€— #CarbondaleKids #SchoolsOutClub #funactivities

Hurry, registration is open from August 21 to September 25, 2023, and there are still 17 spots available!
Registration Link: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2481?onlineSiteId=0&f…
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πŸ“£ Exciting News for Parents in Carbondale! πŸŽ‰

Looking for a fun and engaging way to keep your kids active during school breaks? Sign your child up for a fun day at the Carbondale Park Districts Lakeland Center!

🌟 Schools Out Club
πŸ—“ September 29, 2023 πŸ•’ 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM πŸ‘¦ 5 - 12 years of age

Our dedicated CPKD staff will ensure your children have a blast while developing their social skills. Please remember to pack closed-toed shoes, a sack lunch, and a filled water bottle for your child. Leave electronics and toys at home – they wont need them here!

For more details and to secure a spot for your child, visit our website at CPKD.org or give us a call at 618.549.4222. Lets make the upcoming school break a memorable and fun experience for your little ones! πŸ€— #CarbondaleKids #SchoolsOutClub #funactivities 

Hurry, registration is open from August 21 to September 25, 2023, and there are still 17 spots available!
Registration Link: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/carbondaleparkdistrict/activity/search/detail/2481?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true
Shalom, Carbondale community! πŸ•ŠοΈ As the joyous occasion of Rosh Hashanah approaches, we extend our warmest wishes to everyone observing this meaningful holiday. On September 15th, 2023, join us in celebrating the Jewish New Year and the sweetness of new beginnings.

Rosh Hashanah is a time of reflection, gratitude, and renewal. As we come together with family and friends, let’s embrace the blessings of the past year and look forward to a year filled with hope, prosperity, and unity.

During this special time, our commitment to the community remains unwavering. Our facilities and programs continue to be a space where everyone is welcome to connect, celebrate, and grow.

From all of us at Carbondale Park District, we wish you a happy and blessed Rosh Hashanah. May the coming year be one of health, happiness, and success.

For information about our facilities and programs, please visit CPKD.org or call us at 618.549.4222.

Shana Tova Umetukah! 🌟🍏

#RoshHashanah #NewYearBlessings #CommunityCelebration #CarbondaleParkDistrict #CPKD #ShanaTova #HolidayWishes
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Shalom, Carbondale community! πŸ•ŠοΈ As the joyous occasion of Rosh Hashanah approaches, we extend our warmest wishes to everyone observing this meaningful holiday. On September 15th, 2023, join us in celebrating the Jewish New Year and the sweetness of new beginnings.

Rosh Hashanah is a time of reflection, gratitude, and renewal. As we come together with family and friends, lets embrace the blessings of the past year and look forward to a year filled with hope, prosperity, and unity.

During this special time, our commitment to the community remains unwavering. Our facilities and programs continue to be a space where everyone is welcome to connect, celebrate, and grow.

From all of us at Carbondale Park District, we wish you a happy and blessed Rosh Hashanah. May the coming year be one of health, happiness, and success.

For information about our facilities and programs, please visit CPKD.org or call us at 618.549.4222.

Shana Tova Umetukah! 🌟🍏

#RoshHashanah #NewYearBlessings #CommunityCelebration #CarbondaleParkDistrict #CPKD #ShanaTova #HolidayWishes
✨TODAYS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!✨
Call our office at 618.549.4222 to register for Schools Out Club tomorrow, September 15th at our Lakeland Center!
πŸ›‘Make sure to call your school to see if your student can take the bus from school to our Lakeland Center, 925 S. Giant City Rd.πŸŽ‰ **Join the Fun with SCHOOL’S OUT CLUB on Non-School Days!** πŸŽ‰

Parents, we’ve got the perfect solution for days when school’s not in session! Introducing the “School’s Out Club” at the Carbondale Park District. Let your kids enjoy a day full of excitement, learning, and camaraderie! 🎈🌟

πŸ“… **Program Schedule:**
πŸ—“οΈ Full Days: October 6th, 9th | November 20th, 21st | December 21st, 22nd | January 2nd, 3rd
πŸ—“οΈ Half Days: September 15th, 29th
⏰ Half Days: 11:30am – 4:00pm
⏰ Full Days: 8:00am – 4:00pm
πŸ“ Lakeland Center, 925 S. Giant City Rd.

**Experience the Adventure:**
🌞 Ages 5-12 – School’s Out Fun for Everyone!
πŸ“Sports, Games, Arts and Crafts, and More!
🀩Develop Social Skills in a Fun Environment

πŸ”₯ **Program Details:**
🎟️ Full Day Fee: $35.00 Resident ($42.00 Non-Resident)
🎟️ Half Day Fee: $20.00 Resident ($24.00 Non-Resident)

πŸ₯ͺ Pack a sack lunch and a water bottle, and get ready for a day filled with laughter, learning, and endless adventures! From sports and games to arts and crafts, your child will enjoy a wide range of recreational activities while making new friends and developing important social skills.

🚫 Please leave electronics and toys at home – your child won’t need them in this action-packed day! For more information, call us at 618-549-4222.

Let’s make school-free days unforgettable with the SCHOOL’S OUT CLUB! 🎈🌈 #CarbondaleParkDistrict #SchoolsOutClub #FunOnNonSchoolDays #AdventureAwaits
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✨TODAYS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!✨
Call our office at 618.549.4222 to register for Schools Out Club tomorrow, September 15th at our Lakeland Center!
πŸ›‘Make sure to call your school to see if your student can take the bus from school to our Lakeland Center, 925 S. Giant City Rd.
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Are you ready to elevate your leisure time with fun and enriching activities? Look no further than Carbondale Park District’s Adult Recreation Programs! πŸŽ‰

🎨 Adult Art Club (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 5, 2023 – Oct 10, 2023
πŸ•  Tue: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
🎨 Unleash your creativity in a relaxed setting. No art experience is required! Sign up now and let your inner artist shine. πŸ–ŒοΈβœ¨

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Adult Gentle Yoga (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 7, 2023 – Sep 28, 2023
πŸ•  Thu: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ Find balance and reduce stress with yoga. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Join us to nurture your body and mind. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸŒΏ

πŸ₯‹ Aikido (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 6, 2023 – Oct 11, 2023
πŸ•  Mon, Wed: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ₯‹ Learn the art of Aikido from experienced instructors. Beginners, discover the path to martial mastery! πŸ₯·πŸ₯‹

πŸ₯‹ Beginner Karate (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 11, 2023 – Nov 6, 2023
πŸ•  Mon: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ₯‹ Strengthen your body and mind through Karate. Beginners, this is your opportunity to embark on a martial arts journey! πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‹

πŸ₯‹ Intermediate Karate (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 5, 2023 – Oct 12, 2023
πŸ•  Tue, Thu: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ₯‹ Ready to take your Karate skills to the next level? Join our Intermediate class and build upon your foundation! πŸ₯‹πŸ’₯

πŸ€Όβ€β™‚οΈ Mushin Ryu Jujitsu (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 5, 2023 – Oct 10, 2023
πŸ•  Tue: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ Mark Hurling, a second-degree Black Belt, teaches self-defense and personal safety in this dynamic program. πŸ₯‹πŸ‘Š

πŸ’ƒ Zumba (Fall/Winter 2023)
πŸ“… Sep 6, 2023 – Nov 8, 2023
πŸ•  Wed: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ’ƒ Dance your way to fitness with Zumba! Join the party and get fit while having a blast on the dance floor. πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒ

πŸ“ Calling All Pickleball Enthusiasts! πŸ“
πŸ“… Starting Sep 6, 2023
⏰ Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
🎾 Join us for pickleball fun at the Lakeland Center. Whether you’re competitive or just want to enjoy the game, we welcome you! πŸ₯’πŸŽΎ

πŸ’ͺ Strength Training Program
πŸ“… Tuesdays and Thursdays
⏰ 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Strengthen your core, upper body, and lower body in our Strength Training Program. Feel your best and build resilience! πŸ’₯πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

πŸ’₯ Functional Fitness Program
πŸ“… Tuesdays and Thursdays
⏰ 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Enhance daily mobility and confidence with Functional Fitness. Join us in empowering movements that matter! πŸͺ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

For program information and registration, call our office at 618-549-4222. Don’t miss out on these fantastic opportunities to enrich your life and connect with our vibrant community! πŸŒ†πŸ€ #CarbondaleParkDistrict #FitnessFun #CommunityEngagement
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Join us for an empowering and enriching experience. The drop-in rate is only $5 per class. Don’t miss out! πŸ₯·βœ¨ No experience or special equipment is needed to join. Just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind! πŸ™Œ

πŸ“… Mondays & Wednesdays
πŸ•  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

πŸ“ Lakeland Center
🏒 925 S. Giant City Rd.
πŸ“ž Call us at 618-549-4222 to sign up!

πŸ‘₯ Ages 12 and up
πŸ“… Session 1: Sept 6 – Oct 11
πŸ“… Session 2: Oct 23 – Dec 13

Lakeland Office hours:
πŸ—“οΈ Mon – Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
πŸ—“οΈ Fri: 8 am – 5 p
Please note, there will be no class on 11/20 & 11/22.

#AikidoClasses #CarbondaleParkDistrict #MartialArts #LakelandCenter #FitnessGoals
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Join us for an empowering and enriching experience. The drop-in rate is only $5 per class. Dont miss out! πŸ₯·βœ¨ No experience or special equipment is needed to join. Just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind! πŸ™Œ

πŸ“… Mondays & Wednesdays
πŸ•  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

πŸ“ Lakeland Center
🏒 925 S. Giant City Rd.
πŸ“ž Call us at 618-549-4222 to sign up!

πŸ‘₯ Ages 12 and up
πŸ“… Session 1: Sept 6 - Oct 11
πŸ“… Session 2: Oct 23 - Dec 13

Lakeland Office hours:
πŸ—“οΈ Mon - Thu: 8 am - 6 pm
πŸ—“οΈ Fri: 8 am - 5 p
Please note, there will be no class on 11/20 & 11/22.

#AikidoClasses #CarbondaleParkDistrict #MartialArts #LakelandCenter #FitnessGoals

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🌟 Calling all teens! 🌟

We’ve got some fantastic programs just for you! It’s not too late to join in, but you must call our office at 618-549-4222 to register since these classes are already in progress. Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities:

1️⃣ Aikido (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 6, 2023 – Oct 11, 2023
⏰ Mon, Wed 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ“Œ Age: 12 yrs – 100 yrs
πŸ₯‹ Beginners, join us for a solid grounding in Aikido techniques and the art of falling. Learn Aiki weapons too!
🎯 Only 13 openings remain!

2️⃣ Mushin Ryu Jujitsu (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 5, 2023 – Oct 10, 2023
⏰ Tue 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ“Œ Age: 12 yrs – 100 yrs
πŸ₯‹ Taught by a second-degree Black Belt instructor, focus on self-defense and personal safety.
🎯 Hurry, 29 openings left!

3️⃣ Beginner Karate (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 11, 2023 – Nov 6, 2023
⏰ Mon 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ“Œ Age: 10 yrs – 100 yrs
πŸ₯‹ Quality martial arts training for strength, stamina, reflexes, and more. Join now!
🎯 Only 9 openings remain!

4️⃣ Intermediate Karate (Session 1)
πŸ“… Sep 5, 2023 – Oct 12, 2023
⏰ Tue, Thu 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
πŸ“Œ Age: 10 yrs – 100 yrs
πŸ₯‹ Build upon skills learned in Beginner Karate. Enroll now with instructor consent!
🎯 25 openings available.

These programs are a fantastic way to stay active, learn valuable skills, and make new friends. Call us at 618-549-4222 to secure your spot and join the fun! πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‹ #TeenPrograms #StayActive #CarbondaleParks
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Don’t miss out on our Fall Festival this September 30th, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at our Lakeland Center. There will be so much fun to be had for all ages: hayrides, food trucks, a bouncy house, and other kids’ activities. This event is free and for everyone in the family!

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

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Carbondale Park District Office
(618) 549-4222
Mon - Thurs, 9:00-6:00 & Friday, 9:00-5:00

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