All Activities

Youth Hikes

Start date: June 12, 2024 - End date: July 24, 2024

Time: 9:30am-3pm

The Town of Carbondale Recreation Department operates under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider and Employer.

Join us for an excellent opportunity to get outside and check out some of the valley’s excellent local trails! Our hikes are hands-on informational sessions where you will learn “Leave No Trace” practices of wilderness travel. A hiking equipment list is available at the front desk of the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center.

Ages: 8 years & up

Hike Locations & Dates:

Avalanche Creek: June 12 & 17

Hunter Creek: June 19 & 24

Grottos: July 10 & 15

Thomas Lakes: Wednesday, July 24

Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 9:30am-3pm

Cost: $35/hike
Min/Max: 4/10
Reg. Deadline: One week prior


T Ball

Start date: June 11, 2024 - End date: July 11, 2024

Time: 9-9:45am OR 4-4:45pm

Location: Tiny Nightingale Ball Field

t-ball sand play

This program is designed to introduce kids to baseball in a fun learning-based environment.  Emphasis will be placed on fun, participation, and the fundamental skills of throwing, catching and batting. Participants will be divided into teams for two big games at the end of the season!


Ages: 5-6 years
Days: Tues & Thurs
Dates: June 11-July 11
9-9:45am OR 4-4:45pm
Location: Tiny Nightingale Ball Field
Min/Max: 6/10

Coed Adult Softball League

Start date: June 3, 2024 - End date: August 26, 2024

Time: 6-10pm

Location: North Face Park

Adult COED Softball

Play ball! This league will include a regular season, followed by a tournament. Games will be played at North Face Park (Carbondale). Schedules and scores available at

*At least 4 women on one team for COED

Registration opens Monday, April 8th

Ages: 18 years & older
Day: Mondays
Cost: $450
Min/Max: 6/8 teams
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10th

Youth Baseball/Softball

Start date: June 3, 2024 - End date: July 26, 2024

Time: 4-7pm

Summer Baseball and Softball are back! Program begins the week of June 3rd and will run through July! Based on registration numbers we will determine practice schedules along with game play with other towns.

If you are interested in being a volunteer coach please email Will at

Age groups are as follows:

  • Coach Pitch Baseball Ages 7-8 yrs
  • Kid Pitch Baseball Ages 9-10 yrs
  • Kid Pitch Baseball Ages 11-12 yrs

Girls Softball Ages 8-10 yrs: Tuesday and Thursdays

Girls Softball 11-12yrs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Program fee is $95 and includes uniform for games.

For Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch, please sign up based on your availability as teams will be divided by Mon/Wed practices and games, and Tues/Thurs practices and games.  All other team schedules will be set the coaches so contact Will at the email above for more information.

Nursery Tour

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 9am-3pm

Get ready to get planting! Join Carbondale Parks and Rec for a beautiful Saturday of nursery visits.  We will visit multiple nurseries between Glenwood and Rifle, with a break for lunch in between. Bring money for plant purchases and lunch!

Day: Saturday
Date: May 18
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: The van will depart from and return to the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, with additional pick up/drop off locations at Sopris Lodge and Crystal Meadows Senior Housing.  If you live down valley and would like to arrange a pick up/drop off at a neutral location, please call the CRCC at 970-510-1290.
Cost: $15
Min/Max: 6/12

Please note transportation is in standard 15-passenger vans that require mobility for getting in and out.  At this time, we are unable to accommodate persons who cannot enter or exit unassisted.  The vans are not wheelchair accessible.  If you require a seat near the front for mobility, motion sickness, or other reasons, please note this during registration.  We will do our best to accommodate when available. 

Kids’ Pump Track Time Trials

Date: May 15, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 6 PM

Location: North Face Bike Park

Join us for kids’ pump track time trials with the Carbondale Parks and Recreation Department at Carbondale’s North Face Bike Park.
From Striders to Pedal Bikers we will have pump track time trials for different age groups.  FREE!  Must have own bike and helmet.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age category

Kids’ Bike Rodeo

Date: May 13, 2024

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation Center

Bring your bike and helmet and give our bike obstacle course a try! The Bike Rodeo is a fun way for kids to learn basic bike safety and the “rules of the road” while navigating a fun obstacle course. We will also have a local bike expert on hand to show kids how to keep their bikes in tip-top shape.  Complete the bike course and recieve a free gift!

Secret Garden Mother’s Day Art Class

Date: May 8, 2024

Time: 3-5pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation and Community Center Activity Room

Welcome to our “Secret Garden Mother’s Day Art Class”!

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into a world of creativity where we play in the dirt, but shhh… don’t tell Mom!

Join us for delightful mischief as we craft the perfect Mother’s Day surprises straight from the heart. We’ll be turning soil into smiles and giggles into gifts.

So, let’s embark on a magical journey where creativity blooms secrets are kept safe until that special day. After all, every masterpiece needs a touch of mystery!

5Point Film Festival

Start date: April 25, 2024 - End date: April 28, 2024

Location: CRCC

Welcome to the 17th Annual 5Point Adventure Film Festival! Join us from April 25-28 for our signature adventure film programming as well as live music, comedy, panel discussions, podcasts, outdoor activities, and late-night parties. Discover more about ticketing, festival merchandise, and official film programming:

Friday Field Trips

Start date: April 19, 2024 - End date: August 9, 2024

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: CRCC

Bananas Fun Park
Join us for a trip to Bananas fun park in Grand Junction, featuring Go-Karts, Lazer tag, and Arcade, Mini golf and an outdoor waterslide park. 

Trip cost includes pizza for lunch

Drop-off is at 10am. Pick-up is at 5pm at the rec center.

Day: Friday, April 19
Cost: $65
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior

Get Air Trampoline Park 

Day: Friday, June 21
Cost: $65
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior

Bananas Fun Park (July)

Day: Friday, July 21
Cost: $65
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior

Whitewater Rafting

This trip is outfitted by Whitewater rafting LLC in Glenwood. They do an awesome job and provide a fun and safe trip for the kids!

Day: Friday, August 9
Cost: $75
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior