A favorite park of active citizens, Carter Park has an asphalt trail throughout the park that is great for walking and emerging bike riders.
One of our oldest and most popular parks, Central Park is in the middle of town within walking distance to the historic Square. The park has two shelters that guests may reserve, the Central Shelter or the Marlin Perkins Shelter. These pavilions are in the middle of the park on either side of the fountain.
Created for community recreation and team play, Fair Acres Park has baseball and softball fields. The fields are available to community teams and available for rent. The Carthage Youth Softball and Carthage Youth Baseball Leagues primarily utilize the fields during the spring and summer months.
Located on Buena Vista Boulevard and Centennial, Carthage Parks and the City of Carthage Master plan include Freer Park's future development. Not much is present currently. Carthage Parks and Recreation is gathering ideas through a Masterplan Process to manage this space the best possible for the community. Community input is vital, and Carthage Parks considers no idea too big or small.
Located in the middle of town on Centennial Avenue, Griggs Park is a popular park for leisure visitors and walking traffic. The park has a skate park for the skateboarders and a brand new pickleball court completed in October 2020. Players can pick from eight courts with LED lights to surround the Pickle Ball Courts after dark and to provide illumination that times the lights for 30 minutes. A button is available to push to extend the lighting for extended play.
Kellogg Lake Park
Kellogg Lake is a beautiful place for people to enjoy a full day of activities outdoors.
Municipal Park is the biggest park in Carthage. Federal Work Project, also known as depression-era WPA funding, developed the property in the 1930s. The Carthage Municipal Pool, the pool house made from native Carthage Stone, several shelters, and the entry stones and walls off Route 66 showcase the historic elegance of traveling the Mother Road.
View park rules for the multitude of the parks in Carthage.