Carmel, Ind. (March 15, 2020) – Effective Monday, March 16 the Monon Community Center will close and remain closed until further notice. The closure is due to an abundance of caution and guidance from public health officials in order to protect the health and safety of our visitors and employees.
The closure includes all Monon Community Center amenities: Fitness center, indoor aquatics, gymnasium, KidZone, indoor track, group fitness classes, personal training and private lessons. The closure will be assessed on a daily basis based on recommendations from public health officials.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit carmelclayparks.com/coronavirus-information. Beyond closure and cancelation information, our website includes recommendations for parents/guardians for activities to do with their kiddos.
Please note that our parks remain open, and we encourage everyone to stay active and spend time outdoors if possible while continuing to practice safety measures, social distancing and protocols recommended by the CDC.
While the Monon Community Center will re-open as soon as conditions warrant, the following are canceled through April 10, at which time cancelations will be reassessed and impacted parties will be notified: Recreation programming, aquatic programs, swim lessons, rentals, volunteer events and organized events (Hamilton County Homeschool Hoopla, Summer Hiring Event, Barrier-Free Theatre Performance, Swim Meet). In accordance with Carmel Clay Schools, our before- and after-school program Extended School Enrichment is also closed through April 10, including School’s Out Spring Break Camp.
During the closure, CCPR will continue to pay full- and part-time staff.
About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000. As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark. In addition, CCPR has partnered with Carmel Clay Schools to establish Extended School Enrichment (ESE), a before and after-school care program for K-6 students located at all eleven Carmel elementary schools. The Summer Camp Series is a component of ESE that offers 12 different summer camps accommodating children ages 5-15. For more information, visit carmelclayparks.com.