Summer fun need not end!


Just because the kids are going back to school doesn’t mean all the fun needs to end. All the enjoyable things you did and the escapes you took in summer are available right here in Carmel at the Monon Community Center, and within our parks.

Continue your workouts indoors; whether you enjoy swimming, weight lifting or running. The Monon Community Center’s Escape Pass provides unlimited access to the Indoor Aquatics, Fitness Center, Gymnasium, KidZone (childcare), The Waterpark (seasonal), and Group Fitness Classes (household pass only). Escape Passes start as low as $23 per month.

Bring your four-legged friend for a swim at The Waterpark on September 8 for Barktember, an event where dogs have a dog-gone good time swimming, competing in fun challenges, and socializing. All net proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Hamilton County.

Stay active and continue to promote fitness at our annual bike ride event, Tour de Carmel, on September 15. Bike along with us as we highlight some of the best parks, businesses, and entertainment Carmel has to offer. This is a safe and family-friendly event that allows you to create lasting memories while promoting fitness. From training wheels to pedal clips, we have a route for you!

Soon you can grab your friends, flying discs, and enjoy a sport for everyone: disc golf. Lawrence W. Inlow Park is the soon-to-be home to a nine-hole disc golf course. Enjoy the natural obstacles laid out across the course. Follow Carmel Clay Parks on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed on the official opening date of this new feature.

And just because winter is around the corner, it doesn’t mean you need to hang up your gloves and spades. Join us for adult and child nature programs, like “The Colors of Fall,” “Winterizing Your Garden,” and “Mom and Me Outdoors.” We have hundreds of programs each season and our new offerings just became available this month.

So come and continue the fun with us! Visit, or contact one of our friendly Escape Gurus at 848-7275 for more information on all of our fall offerings.