We are all experiencing changes and difficult times as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  With all of these changes brings hardships of our own here at CFF  We have had reduced memberships and had to cancel sports programs which have reduced our income significantly and as a result we are experiencing a financial difficulty.  

Starting Wednesday, September 16th we will be reducing our hours of operation to reduce costs and run more efficiently. 

As an alternative to a significant reduction in operating hours we are asking for volunteers to staff the facility during the day as a way to help keep the facility open while reducing costs.  We know this is not an ideal situation but due to the current state of the business, we are forced to make tough decisions that will affect the normal operation of the facility.

We recommend that you monitor the CFF social media accounts and our website for the latest information on hours of operation.

If you are interested in volunteering, please see the information below.

Volunteers to staff the facility must be:

  1. CPR & AED certified.
  2. Willing and able to assist anyone in medical distress or otherwise in need of assistance.
  3. Responsible for the activities, patrons and equipment in the facility during your time.

If you meet and agree to the above requirements and would like to volunteer your time, please go to and sign up for a day and time.  After you sign up, we will contact you with more information and to discuss details.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your understanding and patience while we work through this challenging time.


Carthage Park District Board of Commissioners

Current Hours of Operation
as of Wednesday, September 16th

5:00 - 6:30    Volunteers
6:30 - 8:30             OPEN
8:30 - 11:00         Closed
11:00 - 1:00           OPEN
1:00 - 5:00            Closed
5:00 - 7:00              OPEN

Fitness Center

Our fitness center provides a variety of strength and cardio options from treadmills and ellipticals to free weights and weight machines.

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Sports Programs

We offer a variety of youth sports programs including basketball, softball and baseball, volleyball, flag football, wrestling, karate and tennis throughout the year.

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Fitness Classes and Personal Training

We offer a variety of fitness classes at a variety of times.  We also offer personal training options from our associated personal trainers.

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Carthage parkMonday, November 16th, 2020 at 5:01pm
If you had an active membership with Carthage family fitness and want to continue that membership with focus fitness you must fill out a new application and pay the $10 application fee. If you have a smartphone you can get your bar code on your phone, if you need a key tag you will need to pay an additional $5. If you have questions please let us know. Office hours at the fitness center are Monday through Friday 4pm-7pm and Saturday 8am to noon.
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Carthage parkMonday, November 2nd, 2020 at 7:56pm
During the transition to FOCUS Fitness please see their page at
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Carthage parkFriday, October 30th, 2020 at 7:04pm
Today, October 30th, will be the last day for Carthage Family Fitness to operate.

Starting on November 16th the center will be open as FOCUS Fitness under the Memorial Hospital organization. We are excited to see what opportunities they will bring to the community, including 24 hour access.

The Carthage Park District will continue to provide the youth sports programs as in the past and plan to grow those programs in the future.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers, patrons, members and supporters who have helped and been involved with all of the fundraisers, programs and events over the past years.

Next Steps...

Contact us today to get your membership started, to enroll in one of our classes or to sign up for one of our sports programs.  Call 217-357-2739 or stop by and see us at 103 Randolph St. in Carthage or click the sign up button to fill out an online application.