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Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation receives $18 million fund to improve parks

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation receives $18 million fund to improve parks

Lillian He

March 22, 2019

What benefits do you hope these changes will have on the community? “I think that anytime we look at making any improvements to the park system, in general, it's important to understand the needs and wants of the community. What do I think they’re going to benefit from this? Improved infrastructu...

West Park plans to expand on 40 acres of undeveloped land this year, create new spaces for high school students, residents of West Carmel

West Park plans to expand on 40 acres of undeveloped land this year, create new spaces for high school students, residents of West Carmel

Angela Li

May 18, 2018

First, what is the expansion project in general and the goal of the project? “Sure. So for West Park, actually about two years ago, we did a new master plan for West Park. We’ve got 120 acres total in that park, and 80 (acres) of (the park) has basically been developed—that’s the part of the par...

Treeting the Environment: Students, teachers reflect as West Park plans to remove 500 trees

Treeting the Environment: Students, teachers reflect as  West Park plans to remove 500 trees

James Yin

March 23, 2018

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation began a project this February to remove ash trees in West Park due to complications created by an insect species known as the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that has devastated parts of Hamilton County and other parts of Indiana. According to yourwestpark.com, “through an...

Photo Essay: Bow Wow Bash

Photo Essay: Bow Wow Bash

Riya Chinni

September 25, 2017

CMYC hosts Bow Wow Bash event for community.

Carmel to celebrate Oktoberfest on Sept. 22, Bow Wow Bash on Sept. 24

Carmel to celebrate Oktoberfest on Sept. 22, Bow Wow Bash on Sept. 24

Allen Zhang

September 20, 2017

According to Nancy Heck, director of community relations and economic development of the city of Carmel, Polkaboy, a local party band, will perform on the plaza level of the Carmel City Center on Sept. 22 to celebrate Oktoberfest. “They will do everything from traditional German music from the theme fro...

Carmel to host fall events

Carmel to host fall events

Allen Zhang, Managing Editor

September 7, 2017

According to Nancy Heck, director of community relations and economic development of the city of Carmel, the Arts and Design District will host many events in the month of September. The first of these events will be the Chinese Mooncake Festival, which takes place on September 9 in the Indiana De...

Little Free Libraries spread throughout Carmel

Little Free Libraries spread throughout Carmel

News

August 13, 2014

Last May, the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) partnered with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation and Clay Township to introduce Little Free Libraries to three places in Carmel: the John W. Hensel Government Center, West Park and Founders Park, monitored weekly by CCPL. “Take a book, return a book”—Little...

Central Indiana has many winter activities to offer

Central Indiana has many winter activities to offer

entertainment

December 13, 2013

Skiing and Sledding Indiana isn’t exactly known for being a winter wonderland, but in case of a snowfall like the “Snowpocalypse of 2011,” there are various winter activities available. Northview Church offers a natural cross-country skiing course. For Westsiders, West Park near 116th Stree...

CCPR plans a new event, Battle of the Bands, this summer for teens

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May 21, 2009

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation (CCPR) plans to host Battle of the Bands on June 20 from noon to 6 p.m. According to Lindsay Holajter, marketing manager for CCPR, Battle of the Bands is a great opportunity for teenagers to volunteer and also participate. Battle of the Bands is a new event located...

A HiLite guide: Carmel’s Tour de Parks

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May 1, 2008

By: Jade Luo <jluo@hilite.org> West Park 2700 W. 116th Street West Park is big and spacious, donning a carefree atmosphere. It is 120 acres, with woodland, the infamous Jill’s Hill, a lake, playground, picnic shelter and, most importantly, a lot of open space. Read More »...