Free Events

A unique combination of interpretation and park stewardship, this program will give you the opportunity to reflect on the past, see the present, and envision the future. See how each park was shaped by its natural resources and what makes it unique to Carmel. All Ages...

What’s scarier than Halloween? Litter in our parks and greenways! Trash and litter that hasn’t been thrown away in  a trash can may eventually end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Partner with us to help rid our parks and greenways of the scary...

The concepts of reducing, reusing, and recycling are more relevant today than ever before. More and more often we hear about drastic changes in the natural environment caused in part by pollution - and we certainly have a hefty role to play. The United States...

The Grand Park Youth Festival is entering its fifth year this October! This two day event is open to 9U-15U boys teams and 9U-19U girls teams. If you are looking for a fun youth soccer tournament, please check out our website for more information!...

September Party on the Patio Join us for our September Party on the Patio on Wednesday September 22nd from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm! Registration is free for the event. Please just click below to register. *** This is a 21+ event only *** REGISTER HERE Party on the Patio with...

The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the basic rights of all to adequate shelter. It is intended to remind the world that we all have the power and responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. Habitat for plants...

Project Wingspan is an initiative supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation. It is administered by the non-profit Pollinator Partnership, which is leading a coalition of partners in an effort to enhance land across the Midwest to support our imperiled pollinators –...

Help us track monarchs on their great migration as part of the Monarch Watch Tagging Program! Tagging helps scientists answer questions about monarchs like, “How long does it take monarchs to reach Mexico?” You will be participating in one of the biggest citizen science projects...

We’d like to welcome you to the Monon Community Center for our annual Open House. Meet staff, learn about volunteer opportunities and programs, explore the types of projects and equipment we use, and check out the ways in which we recognize and reward our volunteers....