Group Fitness Cycling

We Care About Quality of Life

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We are Innovators and Forward Thinkers

Kid Zone Childcare

We Include All in Everything We Do

Kid Zone Childcare

We Strive to Make an Impact in Your Life

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We Strategize and Plan for the Future

Personal Training at Fitness Center

About Us

    About Us

    Nationally Recognized & Award-Winning Parks in Carmel, IN

    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. The organization was created to serve the nature and fitness needs of the community. From the beginning, CCPR has aimed to 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. 

    Mission Statement

    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.

    Vision Statement

    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-knit 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.

    Smiling Participant

    Include All

    Volunteers

    Make an Impact

    Playground and slide

    Be Innovative

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    Plan for the Future

    Carmel/Clay Board of Parks and Recreation

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    Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board Member
    Richard F. Taylor III
    President
    Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board Members
    James L. Engledow
    Vice President
    Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board Member
    Jenn Kristunas
    Treasurer
    Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board Member
    Nick Plopper
    Secretary
    Lin Zheng
    Member
    Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board Member
    James D. Garretson
    Member
    Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board Member
    Joshua A. Kirsh
    Member
    Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board Members
    Linus Rude
    Member
    Jessica Beer

    Senior Management Staff

    Michael Klitzing, CPRE
    Executive Director/CEO
    Kurtis Baumgartner, CPRE
    Assistant Director/COO
    Audrey Kostrzewa, CPRP
    Business Services Director
    Eric Mehl, CPRP
    Recreation & Facilities Director
    Lindsay Labas, CPRP
    Marketing Director
    Lynn Russell
    Human Resources Director
    Michael Allen, CPRP
    Parks & Natural Resources Director
    Jennifer Brown
    Extended School Enrichment/Summer Camp Series Director

    Glancing at the Past & Looking Forward to the Future

    1991-2018 and beyond

    Awards

    2016 Excellence in Inclusion Award
    Excellence in Inclusion Award
    Barb King National Environmental Stewardship Award
    Barb King National Environmental Stewardship Award
    Nationally Accredited Agency 2014
    Nationally Accredited Agency
    Gold Medal Winner 2014
    Gold Medal Winner