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Family Recreation at the Carbondale Park District
The Carbondale Park District offers a wide variety of events and programs through the seasons. Please check back often to see any new events happening.
Parent/Child Friday Night Swim
This swim session is for families to enjoy our heated, indoor pool during a time when no lessons or fitness classes are scheduled. Parents are invited to bring their children and spend Friday evenings from 7:00-9:00 at the LIFE Community Center. The fee is $5.00 per family of 4. Additional family members are $1.00 each.
Family Vacation Night
Sponsored by the Postitive Youth Development Coalition, Family Vacation Nights are held on the first Monday of the month from 5:30-7pm. This free family activity is open to all families. Visit familyvacationnight.weebly.com for more information. The next Family Vacation Night will be held Monday, August 6th at Evergreen Park. Canoeing, fishing, and outside games are just a few of the fun things that we will do.
Canoe for $2
We supply the equipment, lifeguard, and instruction for people interested in learning to canoe. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $2 per person. This programs takes place on the following Saturdays in the fall from 1-3pm at the Evergreen Park boat dock: TBA
Fall Hayride Rentals
Private hayride rentals are available for your group event. Hayrides are conducted between 7:00 and 8:30PM by a Carbondale Park District staff member. Rental includes the use of the Giant Sycamore Shelter between 6:00 and 11:00PM. The shelter has electricity, lights, grills, and picnic tables for your cookout needs. Hayride rentals must be booked at least one week in advance.
Cost: $100 Resident/$125 Regular