Archive for Parks & Recreation

Swim lessons postponed to Saturday June 30th


Due to the cool temperatures the swim lessons scheduled for 9am AND 10am will be postponed to Saturday June 30th. 

Please contact Pool Manager at or 515-707-2030 with any questions.

Magic Camp is coming to Carlisle!






Abracadabra! Magic Camp is for anyone who likes to have fun! You’ll learn how to entertain and amaze your friends, family, and classmates with magic that you can do anywhere, at any time and for the rest of your life.

Join professional magician Lee Cole for a fun Tuesday AND Thursday 9am-11:45am at the Carlisle Rec Center. All magic materials provided. Cost of the two day magic camp is $40.

  • Who: Ages First Grade and up
  • What: Magic Camp
  • When: Tuesday June 26th and Thursday June 28th *This is a TWO-DAY camp.
  • Time: 9am-11:45am
  • Location: Carlisle Rec Center
  • Fee: $40
  • Register at Carlisle City Hall
  • Deadline to register is Monday June 25th

Summer Rec Bowling Time Change to 10am on June 20th


Bowling on Wednesday June 20th will depart from Carlisle at 10am and return at 12:00 noon.  There will NOT BE an afternoon bus to go bowling on this day.


  • What:  Bowling
  • When: June 20
  • Bus departure Time: 10am (Carlisle) 10:15 (Easter Lake)
  • Bus arrival time: 12:15 (Easter Lake) 12:30 (Carlisle)
  • Cost: $10

Jester Park Barn Tour and Wagon Ride




Summer Rec is really excited to be going to Jester Park next week.  The kids will enjoy a wagon ride, barn tour, and short horse science info session is planned.  Kids are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the activity. Water will be provided.  

  • When: Thursday June 21st
  • Time: 8:30 -1
  • Who: 1st Grade and up
  • Where: Jester Park
  • What to bring: Sack Lunch
  • What to wear: Pants and tennis shoes
  • Cost: $15
  • Sign up at Carlisle City Hall 8am-5pm by Tuesday June 18th.
  • Sign Release forms here:



Summer Rec to play Foot Golf!

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Summer Rec will be going to Norwalk Warrior Run Friday, June 15th.  Registration is full.  Kids that are signed up need to bring their own soccer ball!  Kids who do not have a soccer ball at the time of check-in will need to pay $5 for soccer ball rental.

Bring your own Soccer ball OR bring $5 to play.

Summer Rec spots still available!

Summer Rec programs start Monday June 11th.  Many activities still have spots available!  Visit Carlisle City Hall to register for events happening this week!

  • Playground for Kids in Ankeny
  • Jester Park Barn tour and wagon ride
  • Laser tag at Escape Chambers
  • Foot Golf at Warrior Run at Nowalk



Soccer Registration is open!

Carlisle Aquatic Center Opens June 1st


The Carlisle Aquatic Center will open for the 2018 season on June 1st at 12:30pm!  We are looking forward to another great summer!  Children 8 and under must be supervised by an adult or chaperone over the age of 14.



Daily Gate Admission – $4

Half price admission after 5pm.

Daycare/Mommy and Me swim time – $2


Hours of Operation

Daily 12:30pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 12:30PM-8pm

Mommy and Me/Daycare swim time – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  11am-Noon

Park Board Agenda 5.22.18

Park Board Agenda 5.22.18

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!