Aerial View of Bear Creek Park

Explore the Bear Creek Park Draft Master Plan

On May 10, the Bear Creek Park Draft Master Plan was presented to the Carmel/Clay Board of Parks and Recreation. Consultants from SmithGroup presented a park concept based on public input gathered during 2021 and early 2022. Now is your opportunity to review the final concept and provide feedback on the draft master plan!

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Help us Shape Thomas Marcuccilli Nature Park

Review three initial park concepts and share your feedback with us!

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Meadowlark Park

Reimagining Parks

Updates are coming to six parks throughout the community. Explore upcoming improvements.

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COVID-19 Information

Health and safety of our community is our number one priority. Updated 2.24.2022

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Explore + Learn

We serve the community, develop existing resources and create a sustainable future. View videos below to learn more about us or stay up-to-date on recent happenings by reading through some blogs and press releases.

Press Release

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input on Future Thomas Marcuccilli Nature Park

Community invited to complete online survey now through May 23 Carmel, Ind. (May 10, 2022) – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) invites the
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Press Release

Thomas Marcuccilli Nature Park Public Open House

Join us on May 5 at 6 p.m. Carmel, Ind. (April 29, 2022) – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) invites the community to participate in
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Press Release

CCPR Promotes Invasive Species Awareness with Invasive for Native Tree Swap

Remove Invasive Plants to Receive Free Native Tree Sapling Carmel, Ind. (April 18, 2021) – Throughout April Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
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Cabana FAQ

Everything you need to know about our cabanas at The Waterpark Rent yourself a little piece of luxury at The Waterpark this summer with a private
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About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

We manage and maintain more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark. In addition, we have partnered with Carmel Clay Schools to establish Extended School Enrichment (ESE), an after-school care program for K-6 students located at all 11 Carmel elementary schools. The Summer Camp Series is a component of ESE that offers 12 different summer camps accommodating children ages 5-15.