About Our Park Stewardship Program
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) connects the community with nature by managing and maintaining over 550 acres of park land. Throughout Carmel, you will find 15 parks and 4 greenways offering greenspace, playgrounds, access to natural resources, and education through interpretive signage. We are dedicated to ensuring our community understands their role in our natural resources both today and in the future.
Looking for outdoor activities? Explore these nature tips from our Natural Resources Coordinator!
Join the Cause
Park Stewardship gives the community an opportunity to play a larger part in developing our natural resources and better understand our parks. Through Park Stewardship programming, events and volunteering, the community is invited to get out to the park to explore, engage and connect by planting trees, identifying species at a BioBlitz event and so much more.
Be a Steward + Volunteer with Us!
Volunteer With Us
Ongoing Park Stewardship + Nature Education Opportunities
Help keep our parks clean and safe by signing up for the following opportunities:
- Restoration Projects (invasive species removal, tree planting)
- Citizen Science (long-term monitoring)
- Nature Education (nature programs, knee-high naturalist)
- General Park Maintenance (playground mulching, litter cleanup)