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. Carthage Family Fitness is our health and fitness center that has a wide variety of exercise equipment and offers several fitness classes for all ages as well as a personal trainer. We also operate all of our youth sports programs through Carthage Family Fitness including baseball, basketball, martial arts, 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.
Phase 4 allows for recreational swimming and we are open M-Sat 12:00 - 6:00 and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00. Guidelines recommend up to 50 swimmers at one time and we plan to keep attendance to this level.
The pool's last day of operation for 2020 will be August 9th. Thank you to all who supported the pool this season.