This post is sponsored by Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation.

Has your family been to the Monon Community Center? It’s kind of amazing.

Water Park

They REALLY wanted the Water Park to be open today.

Our family had a chance to tour the facility, and I was so impressed by everything they offer. An amazing indoor pool and an amazing outdoor pool/water park, a fitness area, indoor track, group exercise classes, dance classes, and so much more. Not to mention outdoor trails and a pretty impressive skateboard park. Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is really working hard to offer great activities for the whole family. My kids certainly did not want to leave!


Even the locker room is fun.

Did I mention the classes and activities the park offers? Open gym for kids and adults, lots of great educational experiences, and programs designed especially for those with special needs. I am most excited about the half-day nature camps that will be going on this summer. They’re a great way to continue learning after school is out, plus they are super affordable. You can check out everything going on this summer in their extensive program guide.


The zero-depth entry pool is perfect for little ones.

I can go on and how about how awesome the facilities are at the Monon Community Center, but the best way to learn about the offerings available is to try it out for yourself. You’ll get to do just that THIS SATURDAY at the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Program Palooza. It’s the perfect opportunity to try out their programs with no obligation before registering; a sort of “try before you buy” program. They think if you try out their programs, you’ll like them, and I tend to agree.

Skate Park

Gorgeous view of the skate park from the “Oasis.”

What can you expect at Program Palooza? You can try out activities like:

  • Karate
  • Fencing
  • Cycling
  • TRX
  • Boot Camp
  • Barre

…and many more! You can also learn more about nature programs, summer camps, Safe Sitter classes, employment opportunities — just to name a few. There will also be food trucks on hand, lots of giveaways, and FREE MASSAGES. Ahem. This an event that is great for the entire family, and there will definitely be something for everyone.

If you’ve been interested in signing up for an activity, a class, or even a membership with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, you won’t want to miss this event. Come for a free day of fun at the park, and learn about all they have to offer.

WHAT: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Program Palooza

WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel

WHO: The whole family! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

NOTE: Bring in canned goods and get a free Water Park pass!

Check out more info from Indy With Kids, Fortville Mama, and Indy Homeschool!