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    Our Story

    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 700 acres of parkland and numerous recreation facilities, providing more than 5,000 annual classes and programs for all ages. Our organization contributes to our community’s outstanding quality of life by providing enriching, enjoyable escapes through recreation, fitness, and nature.

    At the end of the day, we’re all about:

    Including All  •  Making an Impact  •  Being Innovative  •  Planning for the Future

    Our Mission: 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. Our Vision: 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.

    By the Numbers (2022)…

    • 700 acres of parkland
    • 579,077 Monon Community Center visitors
    • 12,861 recreation program participants
    • 1,292 Group Fitness Classes offered
    • 94,605 Group Fitness participants
    • 2,000+ students enrolled in Extended School Enrichment, our after-school program
    • 6,000+ kids enrolled in our Summer Camp Series

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