2024 Summer Program Guide

Registration is open now! Turn your free time into fun time this summer! Explore upcoming recreation programs in our Summer Program Guide. 

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The Waterpark is Open for the Season!

Dive into fun. Open daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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ESE counselor works with student on homework assignments after school.

Join our after school team!

Make an impact as an after school counselor! Work with kids in grades K-6.

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Woman does weight lifting rows in the MCC fitness center.

Join the Monon Community Center

For just $49/month get access to it all - 100+ weekly group fitness classes, fitness center, track, indoor aquatics + KidZone.

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Newly Reimagined River Heritage Park features a new spongy playground surface, accessible play equipment and sensory friendly play activities.

Explore Our Parks and Greenways

We manage and maintain more than 700+ park acres throughout Carmel. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, walking, playing, or disc golfing, our parks have fun for everyone! Amenities include playgrounds, trails, sports courts, and more.

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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

The Waterpark in Carmel to Host Annual Monon Mixer Events this Summer

Tickets for adults-only, after-hours events at The Waterpark are on sale now  Carmel, Ind. (May 21, 2024) –– The fun doesn't stop at closing
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Press Release

The Waterpark in Carmel to Open May 25

Open Daily for 2024 Season from May 25 to August 4  Carmel, Ind. (May 10, 2024) –  The Waterpark in Carmel, located at 1195 Central Park Dr.
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Press Release

The Waterpark in Carmel to Host Annual Sensory-Friendly Swim Events This Summer

Tickets for adaptive sensory-friendly events at The Waterpark are on sale now Carmel, Ind. (May 13, 2024) –– Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
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Kiddo at the entrance of The Waterpark.
The Waterpark

Best Waterpark Attractions for Different Swim Levels

Ensure your little one has a fun (and safe!) day out at The Waterpark  The Waterpark is finally open, and your kiddo can’t wait to get out there
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Fitness + Wellness

Practicing Mindfulness During Exercise

How mindfulness can help you push through self-doubt and discomfort   We all know the positive effects of regular exercise: better mental health
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Parks + Sustainability

Explore Splash Pads in Carmel, Indiana | Carmel Clay Parks

Plan the perfect stress-free, budget-friendly family outing just in time for summer  There’s nothing like summer in Indiana. If you’re looking
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About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

We manage and maintain more than 700 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 13 different summer camps accommodating children ages 5-15.