The Mount Carmel Recreation Committee was established in 2017 by a group of motivated residents to improve recreational opportunities for all borough residents. The major initiative of the Committee has been the refurbishing and reopening of the Mount Carmel Community Swimming Pool in 2018. Despite a rainy summer season in 2018, the pool had a successful first year with the number of seasonal swimming passes issued and larger than expected attendance.
Other initiatives include a bike and walking path on the east end of the borough leading to Whightman's Dam as well as othier recreational initiatives.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at Shops on the Corner, 100 S. Oak St. The public is welcome to attend.