Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation announces anticipated reopening dates 


Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has announced its plan for reopening facilities that have been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Monon Community Center

The Monon Community Center will reopen on May 24 or when Hamilton County enters Stage 3 of the state’s reopening plan, whichever is later. Initially, the facility will only be open by reservation for existing paid members age 15 and above. No new memberships or day passes will be sold until after July 4. Fitness equipment has been spread throughout the west building, including on the indoor track, and a limited schedule of group fitness classes will be offered in the gymnasium, all to promote physical distancing between visitors.

   Parks, Playgrounds, Splash Pads, Restrooms

Playgrounds, splash pads, and restrooms will open on May 24 in all CCPR parks and along the Monon Greenway, consistent with the state’s guidelines. The skate park and membership-based dog park, both in Central Park, will also reopen on this date. CCPR will work closely with the City of Carmel to determine the appropriate time to reopen Midtown Plaza and the Monon Greenway between Main Street and Gradle Drive, although this is not anticipated to occur before Memorial Day.

Summer Camps

CCPR remains hopeful that it will be able to provide summer camps beginning on June 1, pending guidance from the CDC as required by the Back on Track Indiana plan. With many CCPR camps housed in school buildings, which the state has mandated remain closed until at least June 30, it is likely that camp capacity will be significantly reduced. CDC guidance for camps will ultimately determine when and how many children and families CCPR will be able to serve this summer.

The Waterpark

The Waterpark is expected to open on June 14 at no greater than 50 percent capacity, as required under the state’s reopening plan. Lounge chairs will not be provided by CCPR this summer, but visitors are welcome to bring their own folding chairs. Visitors are encouraged to bring credit cards to minimize the use of cash.

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*Source: CCPR