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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about the impact of SIUC's students returning for the Fall 2019 semester, and previews a joint meeting between the Carbondale City Council and Carbondale Park District regarding a potential merger.

Carbondale, Park District Merger Study Underway

Jul 2, 2019
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In the April municipal elections, voters in Carbondale by a wide margin chose to further study the merging of the Carbondale Park District with the City of Carbondale.

Puppets Take Over on April 22nd, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

On Earth Day, Monday April 22nd, 2019, the 6th Annual All Species Puppet Parade will take place in Carbondale.

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On April 2nd when voters go to the polls and vote for Mayor and City Council, they will also see a question on the ballot asking if a study should be done to determine if the Carbondale Park District Operations should be merged with the City of Carbondale.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Park District Director Kathy Renfro about the 8th Annual Ivas John Blue Christmas Concert, to benefit the Super Splash Park.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about recent discussions between the city and Carbondale Park District.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro about the upcoming "Blue Christmas" show at the Varsity Center.

The Carbondale Park District has approved a plot of land for the city's first dog park.

The site will be at the southwest corner of Parrish Fields.

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A marine biologist and bestselling author is in Carbondale as part of a series of documentaries he's making on the power of water.

Wallace J. Nichols' is basing the series on his book entitled  Blue Mind, which examines the effects of water on our health and well-being.

The Phonics of Cairo concert is a joint effort between the Carbondale Park District and the SIU-C Student Center to bring the community and the university together.  WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with Carbondale Park District executive director Kathy Renfro about the show that will benefit the park district.

Preparing For The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

Apr 27, 2016
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An annual tradition returns to Carbondale for the 43rd year.

The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place on April 30th.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Carbondale Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro about upcoming events for spring 2014.

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The Carbondale Park District is set to unveil the final designs for the Super Splash Park

Spring Into Motion

Apr 2, 2013

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro and Amy Wright with Southern Illinois Healthcare about "Spring Into Motion."

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Swimmers from the Carbondale area will be taking some special laps this weekend to raise money for a planned outdoor aquatics center.

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The City of Carbondale will provide 100-thousand dollars toward the effort to build an outdoor aquatic center.

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Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler wants the city to contribute $100,000 toward a planned Aquatics Center.

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In this edition of Morning Conversation, WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro.

From this summer's events to the prospects for a new Aquatic Park in the Superblock, the Park District has a lot on its plate right now. Renfro says it's a great time to be a part of the organization, and is urging more people to get involved.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro about the upcoming Grand Re-opening of the Life Center, Bike Fest, and the kickoff of the Capital Campaign for the city's Aquatic Center.