**Due to uncertainty concerning COVID-19, we are pausing Summer Program registration, Stuart Community Center, Shaffer Cabin, and pavilion reservations, and Carlisle Community Pool season passes. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reopen registration when feasible.**

Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: 5/22/2020

Rec Program Update: 5/18/2020

•Summer Day Camp – Weeks 1-4, 6/1-6/26
•Memorial Park Playground  – Weeks 1-4, 6/1-6/26
•POUND – Session I: 6/4-7/9
•Carlisle Fencing Club – 6/5-6/26
•Tennis Lessons – Session I: 6/8-11
•Pickleball Clinics – June Sessions (6/10 and 6/24), update as of 5/22/2020 all summer Pickleball Clinics have been cancelled

POSTPONED: New start dates for these programs have yet to be determined.
•Tumbling Camp (6/8-6/12)
•Ballet Camp (6/15-6/19)
•Bricks 4 Kidz (6/15-6/18)
•Little Movers (6/16-7/21)
•Summer Artist Series (Cancelled 5/31 and 6/7)
•Men's Softball League
•Sand Volleyball League


Guide Cover summer 2020
Summer Program and Park Guide

Register Online!

Click ‘Register Online” above to view all of our current programs and register online. 

How to register for programs:
There are three main ways you can register for programs ONLINE, IN PERSON or PHONE IN.  Pre-registration is required of most programs (unless indicated otherwise).  Pre-registration is required of most programs (unless indicated otherwise).  

Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up for a program.
Too often quality activities are cancelled because too many people wait until the last minute to register.  Almost every activity has a minimum number of enrollees needed to cover the expenses or to make it enjoyable (think team sports).  If you see an activity you like, don’t hesitate, sign up today!

No News is Good News!
Once you have registered for a program, you will not hear from our office unless:

  • There is a change in the time or day.
  • The program has to be cancelled for some reason.

So, mark your calendar and plan to attend!


Program Cancellations

  • Call (717) 243-3318 and press 2 for cancellations.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any program due to insufficient registration in which case a full refund will be issued.


Participation Hold Harmless

By voluntarily enrolling in any activity offered by Carlisle Parks and Recreation or scheduling a reservation, each individual agrees:

…I shall defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Borough of Carlisle against all expenses, liabilities and claims of every kind, including reasonable counsel fees, by or on behalf of any person or entity (including but not limited to the organization, its members, participants, spectators, officials and other third persons) arising out of any activity what-so-ever conducted on or around the premises to which this agreement pertains and the Carlisle Parks and Recreation has my permission to interview / photograph / videotape / film me and/or my child for use in Carlisle parks and Recreation publications, photographic or electronic images, and print media including advertising and news articles in the local newspapers and other related media.

I agree to the rules and regulations as stipulated by the Borough of Carlisle Parks and Recreation Department.


Do you have an idea for a new activity? 

We are always on the lookout for new and exciting programs that we can offer to the community. If you are interested, please complete the Program Proposal Form (see link below) and email or mail it to: Attn: Kristin Zeigler 415 Franklin Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.  Please note that this is not a guarantee that the program you propose will be offered but this is the first step in the application process.  Clearances are required. 

Program Proposal Form

Carlisle Community Walkable, Welcoming,
Vibrant, Bikeable, Active, Fun
Carlisle. PA 17013
+ 717 243 3318 MON - FRI 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM