Nationally Recognized and Award-Winning Parks in Carmel, Indiana
Founded in 1991, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) was established through an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Carmel and Clay Township in Indiana. CCPR was created to serve the nature and fitness needs of the community, manage and develop existing spaces and resources, and create a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 acres of park land and numerous recreation facilities, providing more than 5,000 annual classes and programs for all ages. CCPR contributes to our community’s outstanding quality of life by providing enriching, enjoyable escapes through recreation, fitness, and nature.
The mission of Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is to strengthen our community and serve residents through the acquisition, development, and management of high-quality, innovative parks and facilities for recreation, preservation, and programming.
We envision an accessible system of vibrant community parks, diverse recreational facilities, sustainable park resources and engaging programs that contribute to healthy individuals and families, an active and tightly-kit community, a thriving economy, and a high quality of life in the City of Carmel and Clay Township.
Together We Will
We work together as one team to benefit the community. We inspire each other and display daily our core values - inclusion, impact, innovation and sustainability.
Make an Impact
Plan for the Future
Carmel/Clay Board of Parks and Recreation
Senior Management Staff
Glancing at the Past & Looking Forward to the Future
1991-2018 and beyond