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Detailed Summer Rec Schedule


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Detailed information for Carlisle 2018 Summer Rec Program listed below.


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Registration begins at 5pm May 23rd at Carlisle City Hall!


2018 Summer Recreation Schedule Announced

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The 2018 Summer Rec program has many new activities this year! We are excited to be traveling to Escape Chambers for LASER TAG, Slideways for Go Kart racing, Jester Park for a Barn tour and Wagon Ride, Old School Pinball and Arcade in Grimes, trips to area parks for playground fun and picnic lunch and visiting a couple of nearby water parks. Kids can learn some magic skills at our two- ½ day magic camp. We are also offering a cookies and canvas activity too! Several past activities are still on the schedule. Check out all the fun activities in upcoming editions of the Carlisle Citizen or

Registration for activities will begin at City Hall, 

Wednesday, May 23rd 5-7pm.

This is a first come first served registration process.  Registration for activities that still have openings can be done at City Hall after May 23rd, 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Park Dates- June 11th, 12th, 19th, July 16th, July 23rd
  • Laser Tag- June 14th
  • Slideways Go Karts- June 18th
  • Jester Park (wagon ride)- June 21st
  • Mini Golf- June 22nd
  • Painting Class @ Rec Center- June 25th
  • Magic Camp @ Rec Center- June 26th, 28th
  • Arcade Days- June 29th, July 27th
  • Water Park dates- July 9th, 12th
  • Pump It Up- July 10th
  • Roller skating- July 13th
  • Movie-Hotel Transylvania 3- July 17th
  • Paddleboard- July 19th
  • Horseback riding- July 20th
  • Canoeing- July 24th
  • Geocache- July 26th

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.  


Summer Fitness Classes with Jan Ray

Jan Ray Fitness classes at the Carlisle Rec Center

Visit Friends of Carlisle Parks During 4th of July Celebration

LindHardt_ParkStop and visit the newly formed Friends of Carlisle Parks on Monday July 4th during the celebration.

We’ll have a table/tent right in the Middle of North Park between the Ball Diamond, North Shelter and Kids Playground.

The Friends of Carlisle Parks will soon be a 501(c)(3) non-profit group, with the goal of improving the parks with the help of grants, donations and volunteer services.

“The parks and trails benefit everyone in the community”, stated Joe Jenkins FOCP President, “We already have the support of the City, Chamber of Commerce and local business.  By stopping by our tent during the 4th, we’ll get a chance to meet anyone interested in the benefits the parks and trails provide our residents and visitors and there will be an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their community.”

Joe concludes, “We’re excited about this opportunity and look forward to seeing everyone at North Park during the fourth!”

Summer Rec goes to the Movies!

Summer Recreation will go to the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” on Friday July 15th

Summer Recreation will have our own private showing of the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” at Indianola Paramount Theater on Friday July 15th.  We will leave Carlisle Elementary School at 9:15. The cost is $6.00. No extra money is needed since the concession stand will not be open. We will return to Carlisle at approximately 12:15pm. Any questions please call Carlisle City Hall at 989-3224.


Trial Run for Late Closings at Aquatic Center

At their meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the Carlisle Park and Recreation Board decided to do a trial run for Wednesdays in July.  Starting Wednesday, July 6 and continuing through the month, the Carlisle Aquatic Center will be open until 7:30 PM with half-priced admission after 5:00 PM.

Board Members and Aquatic Center manager Ronda Frost had heard from several individuals that they would like to see the pool open later for people who get home late from work and would still like to take a dip in the pool with their kids. After the trial run, the Board will consider whether enough people had visited the Aquatic Center for it to remain open. By law, the Aquatic Center is required to have nine lifeguards on duty regardless of the number of patrons. Unfortunately, if there are only a few patrons, it is not financially feasible to remain open for only a few patrons.

A survey has been created to judge interest in staying open later. In order to take the survey, please click on this link:Aquatic Center Survey


Mayors Bike Ride Update

This Saturday has been scheduled to be the annual Mayor’s Bike ride. I hope you’ll go and enjoy the Summerset Trail…without me this time. I’m not going to be available, and it looks like I will miss some nice weather too, so please take advantage of the weekend opportunity to get outside.

Check out the new pieces of the Carlisle trail extension if you haven’t already. It’s a beautiful walk/ride! We’re in process of creating that final connection at Scotch Ridge Road. (Anyone needing a passport stamp for Bike Month, please see Stacey at the Carlisle Public Library, 135 School Street)

Fourth of July

We hope you enjoy your Fourth of July Celebrations starting tomorrow and through next week. Here are some things to think about as we are heading that way. Be Safe!FourthofJuly

  • Saturday, July 27 at 8 AM: Fun Run at North Park–even if you haven’t registered, you can still do so at the park!
  • Friday, July 3: City Hall closed.
  • No will be NO delay in garbage collection next week due to the holiday, since it is on Saturday.
  • A list of Celebration Activities can be found clicking here:4th of July 2015 Schedule
  • The parade will feature a semi that will honor US veterans that fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. The committee requests those individuals in Carlisle to walk with the semi as it goes along the parade route.

Summer Reading at the Carlisle Public Library

Summer is coming up! And Summer Reading at the Carlisle Public Library will start June 2nd! The themes this summer are all about science: Fizz Boom Read for kids up to 5th grade, Spark a Reaction for Teens 6th-12th, and Literary Elements for adults.

Kids will have great incentives for reading- prizes from The Blank Park Zoo, Fiss, Subway, and free books!

We are excited to partner with Carlisle schools this year! We are working with them to be a site for book exchanges. And we will also have have copies of the recommended reading titles from each grade. Books you read for school or the public library this summer will work for BOTH programs. So don’t forget to track your time on your sheets! Find your sheets below.

Every summer we have amazing performers entertain us as part of our program and this summer is no different! Watch the calendar for details. We have a comedian, an illustrator, magician, the zoo, a puppet show and more! Find the schedule here Summer Events

Come sign up at the Public Library anytime after June 2rd!

Elementary Tracking Sheet  6th-12th Grade Tracking sheet Adult Tracking Sheet