New Look! One Guide! Residents can register today!
November 13th, 2015
The new guide is out! One comprehensive guide of adult and youth programs, fitness, sports, and events for the Winter 2016 season January through March! Residents can register now for programs. Nonresident registration begins Nov 20. Guides are in the mail to Carol Stream households. Look for yours today!
Thanksgiving break is almost here! At ActivKids Days off Club, we entertain your kids while you either work or get your holiday meal planning done. The Club is for grades K-6 with flexible hours to include full day and before or after hours. Field trips are as follows:
Thank you to all who came out to our Halloween events! We hope they were a fun and memorable experience for you and your children. These events are only possible with the planning of some awesome staff and the participation of so many incredible volunteers, and we are thankful for them! If you are interested in being a volunteer for a park district event or for sports or other programs, complete a volunteer application here.
Park District achieves Excellence in Financial Reporting for 15th consecutive year
October 28th, 2015
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Carol Stream Park District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial reporting (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the 15th consecutive year that the park district has achieved the honor.
The Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was presented by Board President Jacqueline Jeffery and Director of Finance and Administration Sue Rini to Controller, Lisa Scumaci, the primary individual responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR, at the park district Board Meeting of October 26, 2015.
Sue Rini, Jacqueline Jeffery, Lisa Scumaci
Boo! Fest for families
October 27th, 2015
Boo! Fest is our family Halloween event. Kids ages 1 to 10 can wear this costumes and visit the mad science lab, make spooky crafts, eat ghoulish snacks and hunt for candy in the haystack! The fest also includes games, bounce house, ghost stories by the Carol Stream Library and a special Reptile show. If you dare . . . take a stroll through the scary Coral Cove spook walk!
Fee is $8 resident, $12 non
Event is Friday, Oct 30
6:30 to 9:00 pm
Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Road, Carol Stream
REGISTER in advance so you don’t have to stand in line at the door.
Carol Stream VFW, Home Depot and park district partner to plant memorial trees
October 26th, 2015
CAROL STREAM: The Carol Stream VFW has reached out to the park district and Home Depot about building a new memorial in Carol Stream for veterans.
Currently, the district’s Veterans’ Park has a tree memorial with four plaques that were placed in the park many years ago by the VFW and the Carol Stream Woman’s Club. The area has become a flood plain. The plaques go under water during heavy storms, and some of the trees are in distress.
Home Depot of Carol Stream is donating five trees to be planted on higher ground in the park, near the north end off of Lies Road and Fountain View Drive. They will also be planting shrubs, flowers and laying mulch to spruce up the area. The plaques will be placed near the trees to honor veterans from World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and a new fifth plaque will be added to honor current veterans fighting the wars against terror for the past 14 years.
The tree planting memorial is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, starting at 9:00 am. Members of the VFW, volunteers and staff from Home Depot and park district parks staff are participating. The community is also welcome.
Save $20 on youth basketball league registration
October 14th, 2015
Sign up your basketball player before November 2 and save $20. Grades 1 and 2 are coed and play in Carol Stream. Boys grades 3 through 8 also play in Carol Stream. Girls grades 3 through 8 play other villages. Practices start mid-November.
We will donate your new or gently used coats to families in need. We’re accepting all types and sizes. This coat drive takes place through the months of October and November. So if you’re getting ready for winter and cleaning out your closets, remember to donate your coats.
Drop off locations are at:
Fountain View Recreation Center, 910 N. Gary Ave, Carol Stream
Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd, Carol Stream
Elk Trail Recreation Center, 160 W. Elk Trail, Carol Stream
We thank you!
Looking for a part-time job? Well look here!
September 23rd, 2015
Be a bus driver, a gymnastics instructor, a lifeguard at our indoor pool, a custodian, or work with children at area schools in our ActivKids program. We have fun and rewarding jobs available year round. Check out some current jobs available:
Join Fountain View Fitness this month while there is no enrollment fee. An all-inclusive membership includes state-of-the-art fitness center, over 100 fitness class times, indoor pool for lap swim, gymnasium, indoor walking track, child care while you work out, personal training and nutritional counseling packages, free seminars and contests. For example, all-inclusive members can tone up at the Family Zumba Party on Sep 26. Take advantage of these benefits today!
Optimize your time with meal prepping
September 14th, 2015
Eating on the Go: Guide to Meal Prepping
Is eating healthy seemingly impossible with your schedule? Join us to uncover ways to make eating healthy on-the-go simpler! In this seminar, we focus on optimizing your time by meal prepping to keep your health goals on track throughout your busy week.
Sign up in advance to assure seating. Use code 43683.
September 15, Tuesday
This free Health & Wellness Seminar is brought to you by Fountain View Fitness.
Mini Golf on weekends until Sept 27
September 8th, 2015
Coyote Crossing Mini Golf course is open on weekends until Sept 27. Hours are 11 am to 7 pm. Grandparents can get a free game with purchase of one game. Must bring the grandkids! Grandparents’ special is this Sunday, Sept 13.
Coyote Crossing Mini Golf
27W650 North Avenue
Duck Races at Coral Cove Water Park
September 1st, 2015
Join us at Coral Cove on Labor Day, September 7, at 4 pm for the Duck Races to benefit the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Buy your duck entry today!
Join us for Disc Golf at the new Horizon Park
August 27th, 2015
Play disc golf in Carol Stream at the new Horizon Park
The Carol Stream Park District and the Carol Stream Public Library have partnered to bring you Horizon Park at 460 Kuhn Road, now home to Carol Stream’s first disc golf course.
Bring a disc and join the neighboring residents, library, park district and village officials for a brief ceremony on Monday, August 31, at 6 pm, to formally open the park. Instead of a ribbon cutting, officials will toss discs towards the target on the first hole. A representative from Alchemy Disc Golf Design will be present to give a demonstration.
The walkable course has nine targets, and the game is played similar to regular golf, with the objective being to hit the target and “hole out” in the fewest amount of throws. Each hole is a par 3, meaning that the player wants to hole out in three throws or less. The course at Horizon Park is designed for midlevel skill. Rules of play and etiquette apply and are posted at the park. There is no charge to play.
Complete rules of disc golf can be found at the Professional Disc Golf Association’s website – www.pdga.com/rules.
Back-to-School hours have started at Coral Cove and Coyote Crossing
August 18th, 2015
Back-to-school hours have started at Coral Cove Water Park and Coyote Crossing Mini Golf.
Hours are as follows as of August 24:
Coral Cove Water Park
Mon-Fri: 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Sat/Sun: 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Labor Day hours: 12 noon to 5:00 pm
*Join us on Labor Day for Duck Races, sponsored by the Carol Stream Parks Foundation.
The water park officially closes at 5:00 pm Labor Day, September 7
Coyote Crossing Mini Golf
Sat: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Coyote Crossing will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
*Buy one round of mini golf, and get one round FREE!