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Lights on After School

On October 20, 2016, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s before and after school program, Extended School Enrichment (ESE) linked with more than a million people in communities across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide to celebrate the 17th Annual Lights On Afterschool. Event organizers expected over 8,000 afterschool… Read More…

Free Event Gives Kids & Parents an Inside Look into Swim Lessons at CCPR

Learning to swim is not easy. It is weird, it is challenging, and sometimes it seems hopeless right up until the point where it becomes possible. I have seen people of all ages transform in the pool, seeing the way they that feel about the water change completely. For a… Read More…

8 Nature Activities to do with your Preschooler in the Fall

Experience the wonders of fall with your Preschooler. We’ve got a few ideas to help you on your way to making this the best fall yet! Take a closer look by grabbing a magnifying glass and heading outdoors. Whether you’re taking a look at flower petals or the edging on… Read More…

Adaptive vs. Inclusion: What does it mean for you?

The word “inclusion” by definition means “an act of taking in as part of a whole.” If you are familiar with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s culture of inclusion, this definition should make perfect sense. When I first began my career as the Marketing Assistant for the department 8 months ago,… Read More…

An Almost-Olympian at Home at The Waterpark

While we’ve been mesmerized during the past few days by our USA Swim team competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, The Waterpark is the go-to workout facility for a pretty famous swimmer — 89-year-old Patty Aspinall Reel. You can find her doing the “walking water workout” on Tuesday mornings… Read More…