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

All playground equipment, shelter houses, campgrounds, pool, fitness center and ball fields have reopened.  Please following Phase 3 guidelines when using these facilties. 

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.

Carthage Pool Information

Phase 3 does not allow for recreational swimming.  But we are offering Swimming Lessons and Water Aerobics.  Click the links to sign up for these classes.
Phase 4 will allow for recreational swimming.   We are limiting attendance to 50 swimmers at one time and are taking reservations for those who wish to plan their swim time and garuntee their entrance to the pool.  You may come to swim without a reservation but we cannont guarantee admission and you may be asked to leave or wait until space becomes available.  To make your reservation to swim, CLICK HERE