Offering hundreds of recreation programs this summer.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation offers a variety of recreational programming for our community every season. Because we believe recreational programming is for everyone, we offer programs for all ages and abilities. From Pickleball to coding to swim lessons we have it all!
Want to learn more and see our offerings? Scroll through the summer Program Guide below or jump down even further to see category-specific offerings (nature, aquatics, swim lessons, creative arts, science and technology, adaptive, and more).
Registration will begin April 1 for summer programs and is currently open for the remainder of our winter/spring offerings.
In case of inclement weather, outdoor programs will be canceled or moved indoors. Please call 317.843.3870 to receive the most up-to-date program cancellations and changes.
Explore the outdoors.Learn More
Suit up + make a splash.Learn More
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Engage in fun away from home.Learn More
Science & Technology
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Designed specifically for individuals with disabilities. Programs for all ages focused on sports, arts + culture, fitness and therapies.Learn More
Keep your mind + body active.Learn More
Focus on your overall well-being.Learn More
Adventure awaits! Our fieldtrips offer exciting options for your classroom or group.Learn More
Policies & Procedures
Program Sponsorship Opportunities
Our community is your marketplace! By supporting our recreation, nature and fitness programs and facilities, you have the ability to interact with your preferred target in a unique way, feature products or services and effectively deliver your marketing message with lasting brand identity.
We rely on sponsors to help keep program costs to a minimum and allow for more participation. If interested sponsoring, please fill out our Sponsorship Request Form.
A transfer request must be submitted at least one week prior to the first class meeting date.
If a class is cancelled by Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, a full refund or a make-up class will be given. For any other reason, a Refund Request may be filled out and submitted 14 days prior to the program start date. All refunds are subject to the approval of the Monon Community Center Director and are subject to State Board of Accounts claim procedures. If approved, a full refund (less a $10 service charge) will be given. Check refunds may take up to 3-4 weeks to process.
A full refund will only be given when a program is cancelled by Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation. A refund request at least 14 days prior to the first class meeting will receive everything minus a $10 surcharge fee. NO REFUNDS will be given after that point. All refunds will be processed with the same method of payment used at time of purchase.* Cash refunds will be processed as a check. If you were transferred into the program you are requesting to cancel, you will receive a refund via check.
All of our programs are inclusive. If you or your family member would like to participate in any program or use our facility, we can make modifications to meet your needs. Requests for modifications must be made at least one month before participation.
Does your child require an ADA modification? Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation will conduct an assessment on your child to determine if a 1:1 ratio is needed to assist your child. If it is determined based on your child’s assessment that a 1:1 ratio is required, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation will assign a qualified staff member(s) within 30 days from the assessment date to work directly with your child. Participation may not begin until Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation assigns your child a staff member.
To schedule your child’s assessment please contact Michelle Yadon, Monon Community Center Inclusion Supervisor, at 317.573.5245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation routinely takes photos and videos of participants for promotional purposes. Be aware that by participating, you are granting the department the right to use and publish your image or your minor child’s image, and that no monetary remuneration will be given.
Extended School Enrichment
A before and after-school program for children grades K-6. We’re committed to setting high expectations + assuring the development of a strong foundation in life skills.
Become a Member
Looking to tackle your health and wellness goals? A Monon Community Center membership gets you access to our fitness center, group fitness classes, track, indoor aquatics and more!
Volunteer with Us
We have volunteer opportunities for all ages. Volunteer with us and make to difference in your life and in the community!
Adult Nature Programs
Nature is all around us every day. Sign up for our adult nature programs to learn more about our parks, trails, plants and wildlife.