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2015-2019 Master Plan

This plan identifies the current and future needs of the community, updates level of service standards, assesses CCPR’s financial strength of CCPR, and provides a strategic plan with 5-year implementation goals and objectives. The Parks and Recreation Master Plan represents CCPR’s continued commitment to providing a quality park and recreation system for the City of Carmel.

This version of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan will address changes to the vibrant community since the last plan was adopted in 2015. Population growth, evolving recreation trends, development of new parks and facilities, and the success of thousands of programs have increased and modified the demand for parks and recreation services in the community. As a result, these changes have created the need for new strategies for managing the park and recreation system for the next five years and beyond.

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) is recognized for its innovation and high quality parks and services, as demonstrated in 2014 by becoming one of only 140 nationally accredited agencies and winning the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. In order to build upon these successes and remain focused on the needs of the community, CCPR updates its Parks and Recreation Master Plan every five years in accordance with Indiana Department of Natural Resources requirements. 

“Creating a master plan is a community-input driven process. We know the value that our parks have to Carmel residents and we think it’s extremely important to gather their feedback along the way.”

Master Plan Documents

Master Plan Joint Meeting – September 2019

Master Planning Team

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Michael Klitzing, CPRE

PROS Consulting, INC.

Leon Younger

PROS Consulting, INC.

Neelay Bhatt
Vice President


Gregg Calpino, ASLA
Project Manager and Design Lead

Williams Architects

Tom Poulos, AIA
President/Managing Principal