All Activities

Our Town One Table

Date: August 20, 2023

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th and Main Street

Our Town One Table: Community Dinner

How it works:

  • All you need to do is reserve as many tables as you need for you and your group. Tables are 8 feet long and can comfortably seat 6-8 people. For reservations, please email Jamie :
  • We will provide the tables the day of the event. They will be lined up along 4th street (Main to Euclid)
  • You only need to provide food and chairs for your table(s). We ask that you pack in and pack out as much as possible to help with the clean up in the end. Alcohol is not permitted at the event.
  • This is a FREE event that is typically sponsored by local businesses to help cover the cost of the tables.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please email Jamie as well.


  • This years theme is TBD. You do not have to participate in table decorating, but if you do – there is a chance to win BEST TABLE and a prize!
  • This years date is Sunday, August 20th and will be held at the same location on 4th and Main street (along 4th going down to Garfield/Euclid)
  • Table check in begins at 3:30pm (first come first serve)
  • Dinner beings at 5pm
  • The event usually ends around 7:30/8pm when it starts to get dark out

Palisade Lavender Festival and Winery Tour

Date: June 24, 2023

Time: 8am-5pm

Join Carbondale Parks and Rec for a beautiful Saturday in Palisade.  We will begin with the Palisade Lavender Festival in the morning, then visit downtown Palisade for lunch, and cap off the day with a couple winery visits!  Bring money for shopping, lunch, and wine tastings!

Day: Saturday
Date: June 24
Time: 8am-5pm
Cost: $20
Min/Max: 6/12
Registration Deadline: One week prior
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 downvalley and would like to arrange a pick up/drop off at a neutral location, please call the CRCC at 970-510-1290.

Friday Field Trips

Start date: June 23, 2023 - End date: August 4, 2023

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Bananas Fun Park
Includes arcade tickets and access to Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Laser tag, and more!

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

Day: Friday, June 23 
Cost: $65
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior


Get Air (Trampoline Park)
Includes 2 hours of jump time (trampolines, dodgeball, foam pit, and ninja course). **Parents please sign the Get Air waiver during registration. Available online ONLY at

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

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


Whitewater rafting (and Carbondale Pool)

We will take a guided rafting trip through Glenwood canyon with Whitewater Rafting outfitters. Upon our return to Carbondale, we will spend the rest of the afternoon at the Carbondale Pool.

Drop-off is at 9am at the rec center. Pick-up is at 4pm at the Carbondale Pool.

Day: Friday, August 4
Cost: $65
Min/Max: 8/13
Ages: 8-14 years
Registration Deadline: One week prior


Lifeguard Training

Start date: June 16, 2023 - End date: June 19, 2023

Time: Friday: 4:30-7:45 Saturday & Sunday 8am - 5pm

Location: Carbondale Pool

Certified Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This blended learning class will require about 14 hours of online training followed by 20 hours of in water training/skills tests.  To take this course you must be 15 years of age on the final day of the course and pass the pre-course swim test held Friday, June 16th. This test includes a 300 meter swim, 2 minutes of treading water in the deep end (using legs only), and a brick retrieval at 7-10 foot depth of water; first swimming 20 yds to the brick, surface diving down to retrieve the brick, then kicking back to the starting point with the brick being held on your torso with two hands.

To pass the course you must pass the online test and successfully complete all skills both on land CPR and in water rescues as well as complete the final out group and individual tests.

If you work for the Carbondale Pool for the 2023 season you will be reimbursed for the cost of the course.

Youth Hikes

Start date: June 14, 2023 - End date: July 26, 2023

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

Hikes and Dates:
Avalanche Creek: Wednesday, June 14 and Monday, June 19
Hunter Creek: Wednesday, June 21 and Monday, June 26
Grottos: Wednesday, July 12 and Monday, July 17
Thomas Lakes: Wednesday, July 26

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

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

Reg. Opens May 1st

T Ball

Start date: June 13, 2023 - End date: July 13, 2023

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 the sport. 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 13-July 13
9-9:45am OR 4-4:45pm
Location: Tiny Nightingale Ball Field
Min/Max: 6/10

Kid’s Culinary Arts Class

Start date: June 12, 2023 - End date: June 14, 2023

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation Center


 Monday June 12th and Wednesday June 14th
Time: 4PM-5PM
Age: 7 years to 9 years
Class size: limit to 8 kids
Price:  $55 for both classes

Description: Grab your apron and come whip up some delicious homemade Whoopee Pies, Hot Pretzels and Mini-Pizzas! Build baking skills in a fun, informal way and you will leave with awesome tasting goodies! *These kits contain flour, not recommended for kids with allergies. 

Coed Adult Softball League

Start date: June 12, 2023 - End date: August 28, 2023

Time: 6-10pm

Location: North Face Park

This program is full

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 17th

Ages: 18 years & older
Day: Mondays
Cost: $450
Min/Max: 6/8 teams
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 12th

Tri for the Sun Triathlon

Date: June 10, 2023

Time: 7:00am

Location: Carbondale Pool / Sunlight Mtn Resort

Join us for the third annual Tri for the Sun! This Triathlon is put on by the Town of Carbondale Parks and Rec Department and Sunlight Mountain Resort.  We couldn’t be more excited to see competitors swim, bike, and trail running through our beautiful Valley! Pick your poison with a gravel or a road bike for the stunning ride over dry park road. Racers had success with both styles of bike last year so ride what’s right for you. The 5k running portion is all on rugged trail so make sure you get some hilly dirt work in before race day.


The Tri for the Sun is a unique sprint triathlon that will start at the John M. Fleet Carbondale Pool and end at Sunlight Mountain Resort!  This is a non-sanctioned triathlon.

Starting at the Carbondale Pool, swim a half mile (32 lengths/16 laps), transition in Sopris Park to road/gravel bike and ride 16 miles to Sunlight (2,700ft vertical gain), and then transition at Sunlight Mountain Resort to a 5k trail run up the mountain (600ft vertical gain).

This event will be hand-timed, and all participants will need to abide by bicycle and pedestrian traffic laws on the road sections.

The route for bikers will include Main Street in Carbondale, traveling through the round-about, continuing up Thompson Creek Road (CR108), turning right onto Dry Park Road, and culminating up 4 Mile Road to Sunlight Resort. Helmets are required at all times during the biking portion.

The trail run will lead you from the resort into the stunning trail system of Babbish Gulch. You will run on 30% double track and 70% single track. There is no pavement in the run.


Register Here:



Youth Baseball/Softball

Start date: June 5, 2023 - End date: July 31, 2023

Time: 4-7pm

Registration Opens March 20th!

Summer Baseball and Softball are back! Program begins the week of June 5th 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
  • Girls Softball Ages 11-12 yrs

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.