Carbondale’s new outdoor program to begin this summer

By Emily Cooper, Editor in Chief

The City of Carbondale, Carbondale Park District and SIU Student Recreation Center are teaming up to bring a new outdoor program to Cedar Lake this summer, according to a City Hall-Press Release. 

This collaboration will include programs that teach members how to paddle board, canoe and kayak. It costs $20 per person and includes a boat, life vest, paddle and 45 minutes of instruction, the release said. 

Classes will be offered on the following dates: 


Stand-Up Paddle board Instruction  

Tuesday, July 9: ages 12 and up at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Kayak Instruction

Wednesday, July 10: ages 16 and up at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Canoe Instruction 

Friday, July 12: ages 16 and up at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

To register, call the LIFE Center at (618) 549-4222 or register online at Space is limited, so you are encouraged to sign up early, the release said. 


Editor in Chief Emily Cooper can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @ECooper212.

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