About Us

We Make It Better! 8 parks, bike paths, over 220 acres of open space, and recreational activities going on year-round! Carthage Parks and Recreation is committed to offering Carthage citizens a great selection of recreational activities to fit everyone's personal needs.

  • Head out to one of the beautiful parks.
  • Plan a picnic under a shelter.
  • Romp around one of our playgrounds.
  • Play pickleball or skate at Griggs Park.
  • Play a round of golf at Carthage Golf Course. 
  • Schedule your next event at the Carthage Memorial Hall
  • For the history buffs, don't miss visiting our Civil War Museum right off the Historic Square.

The Parks and Recreation system includes 170 acres of developed parks for the citizens to use. Enjoy the Parks, exercise helps all of us stay healthy!