PARKS

Welcome to the Carbondale Park District, where community, nature, and recreation come together in perfect harmony. Our parks are the heart and soul of our city, offering a wide range of experiences for residents and visitors of all ages. With a commitment to enhancing the quality of life in our community, we invite you to explore and enjoy the treasures that our parks have to offer.

Call 618.549.4222 for more information about our Parks & Rentals

Attucks Park

Welcome to Attucks Park, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Carbondale. Situated on the 400-800 block of N. Wall St., this vibrant urban oasis offers a rejuvenating escape for residents and visitors alike. With its lush greenery, recreational amenities, and community spirit, Attucks Park stands as a testament to the Carbondale Park District’s commitment to enriching the lives of its residents.

  • Playground equipment
  • BBQ grills
  • Picnicking
  • Walking/hiking
  • Justin Dentmon Basketball Court
  • Les Taylor Basketball Court
  • Troy Hudson Basketball Court
  • Melva McNeil Tennis Court
  • 4 Football Fields
  • Softball Field
  • Cricket Field
  • Host your next event/ gathering here!

Call for more information: 618.549.4222

Oakdale Park

Nestled within the embrace of Carbondale, Oakdale Park stands as a testament to the beauty of balance. Situated in a prime location, this park offers a seamless blend of recreational excitement and peaceful tranquility. We invite you to explore the enchanting landscapes, engage in thrilling activities, and find solace in the embrace of nature at Oakdale Park.

  • Playground equipment
  • Picnicking
  • Walking/hiking

Call for more information: 618.549.4222

Parrish Park

Discover a world of possibilities at Parrish Park, located at 2500 W. Sunset Drive. This vibrant destination offers a diverse range of activities, making it the perfect place for both excitement and relaxation. Whether you’re looking to explore nature, enjoy quality time with your furry friend, or engage in recreational sports, Parrish Park has it all.

Call for more information: 618.549.4222

PetSafe Carbondale Community Dog Park

Located at 2500 W. Sunset Drive, the Petsafe Carbondale Community Dog Park offers separate small dog park and large dog park options as well as many unique features that your dog is sure to love

  • Water available during Spring/ Summer

Call for more information: 618.549.4222

Marberry Arboretum

Located off of Pleasant Hill Rd at the south edge of Carbondale. This trail allows walkers to escape the hustle and bustle of Carbondale and not even leave town. Our Marberry Arboretum is a total of 24 acres and at one point this space was home to more than 100 genera, 600 species; for a total of over 20,000 plants. NOTE* There are slight changes in elevation. Parts of the trail are adjacent to a PRIVATE pasture.

  • Hiking/ Walking
  • Pond Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Take a tour through our Bamboo Forest

Call for more information: 618.549.4222

FACILITIES

Welcome to the Carbondale Park District, where we offer an array of exceptional indoor and outdoor options for your gatherings and events. Our facilities are designed to provide the ideal setting for a variety of occasions, from family picnics to community celebrations. Discover the perfect venue that suits your needs and makes your event truly unforgettable.

Call 618.549.4222 for more information about our Parks & Rentals

Kids Korner

Discover the magic of Kids Korner, nestled at 101 N. Glenview Road. Our cherished facility is the heart of our beloved daycare program, where young minds embark on exciting journeys of learning and growth. Adjacent to Turley Park, this haven of education and care is designed to nurture and inspire, providing a safe and supportive environment for children’s exploration and development.

  • Childcare
  • Summer Camps
  • After-School programs

Contact: 618.457.7356

Email: Kburns@carbondaleparkdistrict.com

Lakeland Center

Welcome to the Lakeland Center, located at 925 S. Giant City Road. This dynamic facility serves as the epicenter for a wide range of recreation programs, catering to individuals of all ages and interests. With our comprehensive offerings, we’re dedicated to enriching lives, fostering community connections, and creating memorable experiences.

  • Recreation Classes
  • Leisure Classes
  • Active Citizens Classes
  • Adult Classes
  • Teen/ Pre-teen Classes
  • Pre-K through 6th Grade programs
    • After-School programs
    • Summer Camps
  • Host your next event/ gathering here!

Contact: 618.549.4222

Email: info@cpkd.org

Hickory Lodge

Nestled at 1115 W. Sycamore Street, the Hickory Lodge Administration Building is a true gem within the Carbondale Park District. This stately building, set against a backdrop of lush landscapes, stands as a testament to the beauty of our Southern Illinois seasons. Offering a peaceful haven for outdoor leisure, walking, and picnicking, the Hickory Lodge Administration Building invites you to experience the tranquility and natural splendor that our region has to offer.

Contact: 618.549.4222

Email: info@cpkd.org

Super Splash Park

Dive into the excitement at Super Splash Park, your seasonal oasis located at 625 S. Lewis Lane. Get ready to make a splash and beat the summer heat in the most thrilling way possible. Our vibrant water park is a hub of aquatic adventure and family enjoyment, providing the perfect destination for sun-soaked memories and refreshing experiences.

  • We are closed for the 2023 Season.
  • The 2024 Season will start Memorial Day weekend.

Host your next event/ gathering here!

Contact: 618.549.4222

Email: info@cpkd.org

Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course

Welcome to the greens of excellence at Hickory Ridge Public Golf Course, where a world-class golfing experience awaits. Nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes and located at 2727 W. Glenn Rd. Our course stands as a testament to the perfect blend of sporting prowess and natural beauty. Whether you’re an avid golfer or a casual enthusiast, prepare to embark on a golfing journey like no other.

Contact: 618.529.4386

Email: Tbrooke@carbondaleparkdistrict.com

Park Operations Headquarters

Step into the heart of our commitment to community and excellence at Park Operations Headquarters. As the central hub for the Carbondale Park District’s operations, this facility is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of our parks and facilities is thoughtfully managed. Located at 108 N. Williams Dr. Our headquarters is where the magic happens—where plans are forged, spaces are maintained, and memories are made.

Contact: 618.529.4149

Email: Rmontgomery@carbondaleparkdistrict.com