Archive for Parks & Recreation

Seeking Donations for Indoor Play dates

It’s cold outside so come play INSIDE!

Carlisle Parks and Rec’s newest program will be starting in January.  Children ages 1 year to Preschool age can bring their mom or dad to enjoy unstructured play in an open indoor space at the Carlisle Rec Center.  The fun begins on January 4th and run every THURSDAY until February 22nd, 9:30am to 11:30am.  Cost will be $1 per child.  Adults are free.

Parks and Rec Department is seeking donations of new or gently used play equipment.  Suggested items include any ride-on toys, little tykes/playschool basketball hoops, play mats, large cars or dump trucks, small bounce house, crawl through tunnels, small tents, slides, and jumbo blocks.  Donations can be dropped off at Carlisle City Hall or to request pick-up please contact

Ronda Frost – or 515-707-2030

Carlisle Youth Athletics Winter Sports

Carlisle Youth Athletics is now taking registrations for winter sport activities.

Please follow the link below to register.




Janet Ray Fitness November Class Registration

Classes are held at the Carlisle Rec Center

1230 South 5th Street

Contact Janet Ray to register


Steve O’Braza Memorial Fund

Steve O’Braza

Early on the morning of Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the Carlisle Community lost one of its most dedicated public servants, Mr. Steve O’Braza, He served the community for over 35 years. He was known by many residents and his fellow employees as a person who truly cared, spending many hours on improving the streets, water and sewer services for our residents and those living in the immediate area. His departure will be sorely felt, but the legacy he left will live on for many years.

Steve’s remembrance service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the North Park garden area. We know that many in the community will want to attend the service. If you wish to attend, and are able to do so, please walk to the park as parking will be limited due to the anticipated large number of people who will be attending.

Thank you, Steve for everything you have given us. Your precense will be felt each and every day we use the public services you help build and maintain over the many years you were with us.

The family included this message in the obituary:   Following the service the family would like to invite everyone to stay and enjoy lunch and share stories about Steve. Feel free to bring a covered dish and lawn chair. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the North Park Flower Garden.


Our Community Needs You Again!

This is time sensitive—please send to everyone you can! Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who voted! The Carlisle Nature Trail made it to the final of the Iowa League of Cities People’s Choice All-Star Competition by only a few votes.

Now we have to beat Nevada in the final showdown. Every single vote is going to matter, so please vote and share often.

Deadline is noon on Thursday, so please act now!! Click on the link and vote, then share this email!

Click Here to Vote!!!

Today is Last day to register for Babysitting Course

Registration form, Medical release, and payment can be turned into Carlisle City Hall before 5pm today or in the Dropbox behind City Hall.


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We Need Your Help Once Again!!!

Babysitting Course Offered

Babysitting course offered to all kids 5th grade through 8th grade.  This eight hour class is divided into FOUR classes.  Attendance at all classes is suggested to receive full benefit of the course.  Medical release forms are required to attend class.  Registration and Medical release forms are below or available at Carlisle City Hall.

Registration deadline is September 19th .

When:  September 27,October 4, 11, 18

Time:  2-4pm

Where: Carlisle Community Building – 35 Vine Street, Carlisle, IA 50047

Cost is $21/resident-$24/non-resident-Payment required to reserve spot.

Space is limited to the first 20 kids.


Contact Ronda Frost for more information


Registration forms:

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Carlisle Aquatic Center Closes Early Friday August 4th

To allow our staff to attend the visitation of Jake Henkelman,

Carlisle Aquatic Center will be closing at 3pm Friday, August 4th.