Welcome to Carthage and we hope you enjoy our many park facilities and activities.

The Carthage Park District offers many different areas and activities.  Boating and fishing in Carthage Lake, camping at our campground, disc golf, a playground, shelter houses and a swimming pool at Jaycee Park on the west edge of town.  Joe Grate Sports complex, located on the north east part of town, has facilities for baseball, basketball, softball and tennis.  We also operate youth sports programs including baseball, basketball, softball, tee-ball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling.  The park also has a wonderful 9 hole golf course operated by the Carthage Golf Club and for equestrian enthusiasts, the Hancock County Saddle Club has an expansive facility with a barn, riding areas and an arena.


*Sign Up for flag football*

Flag football will be played at the Sports Complex again this year. Games start September 27th and will run through October 20th. Click here for more info and to sign up.  Flag Football – Carthage Park District


The Carthage Park District is pleased to announce the arrival of four new single seat kayaks that are available for rent.  Go to www.carthageparkdistrict.org/kayak-rental and reserve a kayak on our online reservation system.


The Pool is OPEN!

Come out for a swim any day of the week.  Sign up your young swimmer for swimming lessons or book a pool party for your special event or birthday party.  Click here for more information.

Carthage Pool Hours

Monday - Saturday

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All days and times subject to change.
Weather or no attendance may cause a change in operational hours for that day.