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Summer Jobs with City of Carlisle

Great summer jobs are available right here in Carlisle! 

Check out the Aquatic Center and Summer Rec program for a great summer opportunity to work close to home, and get to work with your friends kind of job!



  • City of Carlisle Aquatic Center is now taking applications for Pool Manager, Lifeguards, Concessions stand attendants and Gate Attendants.  


  • City of Carlisle Summer Rec program is now taking applications for Summer Rec Supervisor,  and Summer Rec Attendants.




Please contact Ronda Frost with any questions


Pool Manager Position Available


Pool Manager
The Carlisle Aquatic Center is now accepting applicants for the seasonal position of Pool Manager for the 2018 summer season. The Pool Manager will work with the Parks and Rec Superintendent in the day-to-day operation of the Aquatic Center.

Manager duties include the supervision of all staff to include:
• gate attendant
• concessions stand staff
• lifeguards

Areas of responsibility:
*swim lessons schedule
*public swim hours of operation
*private pool parties
*maintenance of the pool area
*in-service lifeguard training
*The Pool Supervisor will also oversee the daily operations of the concessions stand.
*They will perform pump room duties including backwash and be responsible for making adjustments to chlorine levels as needed
*Other duties assigned by the Parks and Rec Superintendent.

  • Preferred minimum qualifications required: Valid Lifeguard Certificate, CPR/AED/First Aid certified,
  • Desired Qualifications: Minimum of 18 years of age, one year of supervisory experience, or 3 years of aquatic experience, Water Safety Instructor Certified or YMCA Swim Lesson certification

Starting Wage is $12 an hour

Applications are available at Carlisle City Hall Or online at


Equal Opportunity Employer


Contact Ronda Frost at 515-707-2030 or

Congratulations to Dave Sigmund-Employee of the Year!

Dave Sigmund was selected as Employee of the Year for 2017 by the Carlisle Chamber of  Commerce!  He was honored Saturday night at their annual dinner at Summerset Winery. Dave has worked for the city of Carlisle for over 21 years for the Parks and Rec Department.

Dave’s work title of “mower” has evolved over the years. His current job title certainly does not reflect all the jobs he performs for Carlisle’s Parks each season. Dave was hired by Jim Bursino as a seasonal employee. He worked 12 summers before retiring from teaching in 2008. Upon retirement he worked from May until September until 2011. The last 5 years his role has evolved and his once summer seasonal position has become Spring to Fall time frame.

Dave keeps busy with various tasks in the Parks department. A few of his jobs include the following:

Job #1 Mechanic – Dave is meticulous with making sure our equipment is running smoothly and ensures that all routine maintenance is current for each machine. He makes repairs and cleans equipment daily.

Job #2 Janitor – He cleans the aquatic center shower house and bathrooms every day. Daily he checks trash in the parks and cleans bathrooms weekly. The parks are clean because Dave makes sure all trash is put in it’s place and disposed of properly.

Job #3 Carpenter – Dave enjoys working with wood and constructing things. A few of his past accomplishments include rebuilding the main shelter house at North Park after it had been set on fire. He has constructed the bridges at South Park as well. He put new roofs on numerous shelter houses in all the parks and makes repairs in the city’s buildings when necessary. Over the course of 21 years I am sure there are many structures in Carlisle he has built or repaired.

Job # 4 Gardener/Landscape architect – This year Dave helped plant trees donated by the Friends of Carlisle Parks. With a tree replacement program from the Carlisle Little League and Softball organization we were able to plant over 60 trees. Dave was instrumental in making sure we had 100% survival as he diligently watered each tree twice a week! He builds retaining walls, builds garden borders and trims bushes also.

Job # 5 Aquatic Center Maintenance – Dave performs all above ground maintenance that must be done at the aquatic center. He is instrumental in making sure the pool is ready to open on “Opening Day”. The task of cleaning the pool after the winter is quite tedious and time consuming. He makes sure all the umbrellas that provide some shade are in working order and he has had to repair one more of them each summer since I have been employed at the Aquatic Center. Closing the pool also has a laundry list of things to take care of. He performs these tasks alone since the summer staff have left for school.

Job # 6 Mower/weedeater – Dave assists our full-time mower by complementing what she can’t get to on a daily or weekly basis. He makes sure all public and city owned green spaces we are responsible for, that are not limited to the parks, are mowed to the same expectation he has as if it is his own lawn. Some jobs require the detail work necessary to make it look well groomed. Weed eating is done to finish the job and make it look nice. The green spaces we have are responsible for are not limited to the parks. He makes sure all grass owned by the City of Carlisle is mowed consistently.

Job # 7 Mentor – Dave has touched the lives of many young men who have worked with him. He is the male role model that every young man respects and admires. The life lessons he teaches go far beyond taking care of a park, working on the the machinery and equipment, or a construction job. He teaches by setting an amazing example of what great work ethic looks like.

Dave consistently goes above and beyond his job title of a seasonal employee. He takes ownership for all things associated with the parks. His passion for excellence is something that I am very fortunate to witness and have access to.  He performs all these jobs wthout one complaint or argument that it is not his job. He respects everyone and tries to help out in every way he can. Not only am I the lucky one to have such a valued employee in my midst, but the residents of Carlisle are also fortunate to have a citizen who cares so much about this community!

Thank you Dave for you hard work and dedication to the City Of Carlisle Parks department and to the citizens of Carlisle!

Ronda Frost

Parks and Rec Superintendent

2018 Spring Soccer Registration

Spring Registration is Now Open!

Registration officially ends Sunday, January 28. Registration can be done online for all age groups. EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED. Registrations after January 28, however we cannot guarantee spots on a team roster and a late fee will be applied.

*Please note registration for U6 and U8 now INCLUDE uniform t-shirt for the Spring Season. Practice shirts included with registration for U10 and up.

You can register online at


Our program is designed to make sure your child
·Builds confidence
·Make new friends
·Learn skills while having fun

Tentative Dates

April 7/8: First Weekend of Games

June 2/3: Last Weekend of Games



Carlisle Soccer Club
P.O. Box 254
Carlisle, Iowa 50047
Email :



Carlisle Girls Softball Registration Open

Registration Information

Registration for Carlisle Girls Softball and Bam Bam will begin online January 1 thru January 31st, 2018.

Carlisle Girls Softball Association has moved to a new hosting platform, please follow below instructions to register your child, registration will be open thru 1/31/18.

You will need to create a new user account as your login & password for the old website will not be recognized.

Instructions for adding/modifying accounts, adding children to an account, enabling text alerts and registering players can be found under the “Registration Help” link located under the “More” drop down menu on the main page.

Rates for the 2018 season are as follows:

  1. Softball:  $90 for one child, $140 for two children, $155 for three or more children
  2. Bam Bam: $55 per child

If unable to register online, please contract TJ Thompson 515-360-2575

or Jill Roling 515-491-4534.

All registrations received after February 1st will incur a $25.00 late fee per child. No registrations will be accepted after March 15th.

Most games will be played on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday mornings.  Minor & Major leagues will play games on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights at East Des Moines.

A deposit of $50.00 per child is required for concession deposit, player will not receive uniform or Fiss cards until check is received.

Please check out the Carlisle Softball apparel.

Offline payments & concession deposit checks can be mailed to:

Carlisle Girls Softball Association

PO Box 361

Carlisle, IA  50047









Jan Ray 2018 winter classes

Contact Jan Ray to register. 


Classes are held at the Carlisle Rec Center, 1230 S 5th Street Carlisle IA 50047

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Indoor play time begins THURSDAY, January 4th



What: Indoor Playtime

Who: Ages 1 to Preschool age

When: Thursdays- 9:30am-11:30am

Where: Carlisle Rec Center,1230 South 5th St

Cost: $1 per kid, Adults are free

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.







Carlisle Hometown Pride Volunteer Opportunity


Do you want to make a difference in the future of Carlisle? The Warren County Hometown Pride program is looking for volunteers to be part of the Carlisle Hometown Pride team. As a team member, you’ll help identify what we can do to make Carlisle a better place to call home, and then help make it happen!

Past Hometown Pride teams in other towns have undertaken projects as diverse as installing a new playground, rehabilitating old homes and buildings, beautifying the streets with public art and landscaping, and attracting new businesses to town. Now it’s your turn to decide what Hometown Pride does in Carlisle – there is no limit to what we can accomplish when we come together!

There are two volunteer opportunities for residents of Carlisle and the surrounding area:
1. Join the committee. We will meet once a month to plan our projects.
2. Add your name to our volunteer roster to help on an as-needed basis. Needs may include landscaping, fundraising, publicity, painting, event planning and more.
If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact Ronda Frost at or 515-707-2030 or Lorin Ditzler at or 515-442-0723.










Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Registration