Simkus Recreation Center Summer Hours

The hours of Simkus Recreation Center will change for the summer. Starting June 7, the building will be closed ON SUNDAYS until August 30.

Room rentals will still be available with a rental attendant present.

Simkus Summer Hours
Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday –  CLOSED

Fountain View Recreation Front Desk Hours will remain the same all summer.
Mon – Thu 6:30 am to 10:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fountain View Fitness Center Hours
Mon – Thu 5:00 am to 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Mom & Son Date Night at Coyote Crossing

Enjoy a round of wacky mini golf, music, pizza, dessert and fun mom-son activities on Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Take home a commemorative photo. Pre-register for this special event by June 8.


Check out pictures from JustPlay!

We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who attended JustPlay! 2015 and the sponsors, vendors, volunteers and staff who helped make JustPlay! 2015 possible. Despite the early rain, it turned out to be a beautiful day, and we had a great turnout. We had to sort through hundreds of photos, but we’ve selected the best of the best, and uploaded them to Flickr so you can browse:


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Introducing new features at McCaslin Park

McCaslin Park Improvements are Complete

The final phase of the McCaslin Park redevelopment funded by the 2010 referendum is complete, bringing new and interesting recreation amenities to the park and making it a multi-use destination.

This project added:

  • An additional playground
  • Splash pad water playground
  • Accessible fishing station
  • Two picnic shelters and a permanent grill
  • Bank Shot basketball court – a colorful, trick shot course with multiple baskets
  • Game tables and bags court
  • Sand Volleyball court
  • Two shade features to hub area
  • Redesigned cricket field

Most of the new features are located on the northeast side of the park, east of the parking lot. View photos of the new features on the Carol Stream Park District website

On Saturday, May 9, at 10:00 am, all are invited to join the park district commissioners and staff to commemorate the opening of the new park amenities.

McCaslin Park is a 28-acre park originally opened in 2002. The park features four baseball diamonds in a hub formation, all with artificial turf infields and lighting. A paved trail encircles the ball fields and connects to neighboring trails. A concession stand operated by Rocco Vino’s is open during games. The park is also home to Coyote Crossing Mini Golf, a playground, basketball hoops, a cricket field and a fishing pond. Phase one of the redevelopment funded by the 2010 referendum was completed in 2012.

Read:  McCaslin Park is the new family destination!


Get up-to-date info about special events all summer

Join our Facebook pages to keep up to date about special events and sales all summer long! Coral Cove Water Park has many new events this summer that include a climbing wall contest and a country music day. Coyote Crossing Mini Golf is hosting Mom & Son date night, Christmas in July and cosmic golf night. These special events and more will be posted to our Facebook pages weekly. JustPlay! Sports & Recreation Festival, May 16, is featuring new activities you can view from the JustPlay page. The Carol Stream Parks Foundation is always up to Good! Watch their Facebook page for upcoming Bike Club rides and fundraisers.

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Coyote Crossing Mini Golf
JustPlay! Sports & Recreation Festival – May 16, 10am-5pm
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Carol Stream Park District


Bierman playground construction UPDATE

The current Bierman Park playground, which has aged and languished, was torn down April 21. A new playground is being built to include a large play feature and spider web climbing component. With your referendum dollars at work, the park district was able to purchase the playground through a joint purchase program which enabled us to obtain a much larger play feature. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of May.

UPDATE:  The playground was missing an important piece and construction has been stopped until approximately May 15. We still anticipate completion at the end of May.


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Coral Cove Early Bird pass sale

The month is flying by! Don’t let it slip away without taking advantage of the early bird sale on Coral Cove Water Park summer passes. A family of three saves $15, family of four $20, family of five $25, and so forth. That’s a huge savings! With many new amenities and special events scheduled all summer long, the water park is the place to be with your family on those hot days! Sale ends May 31.

Coral Cove has many fun features:

  • NEW!  Rent a Cabana!
  • A large walk-in swimming pool
  • Two awesome water slides – the tallest in DuPage County!
  • A deep-water plunge pool with a 15 ft climbing wall, drop-slide, and diving board
  • A dry playground
  • An interactive water playground with a dumping bucket
  • A new slide in the water  playground for toddlers
  • Large shaded concession eating area
  • Rocco-vino-logoPoolside cafe operated by RoccoVinos Restaurant. Menu items include pizza, salads, drinks and ice cream.
  • A grassy sun hill and large patio deck with chairs for relaxing
  • Coral Cove has a Five Star Lifeguard Safety Rating
  • Group swim lessons will be held at new indoor pool at Fountain View Recreation Center and will no longer interfere with Coral Cove fun!

For hours, rates, location, parties, rentals and more, check us out here:




Browse Summer Activity Guides!

The summer activity guides are online! Residents may now register for summer programs. Guides scheduled to arrive in homes the week of April 20. Non-resident registration begins April 30. Summer programs begin June 1.

Summer 2015-Adult Guide   Summer 2015-Youth Guide

We want your shoes!

For the whole month of April, we are collecting old or unwanted shoes to be reused, repurposed or recycled. All types of shoes are accepted. Shoe collection bins are located at the Elk Trail, Fountain View and Simkus Recreation Centers.

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Make full-day summer camp an “Awesome Adventure”

Now is the time to start planning for summer camps. If you are a working parent, Awesome Adventure Camp is for you. Starting the week of June 8 and running through August 21, this camp is a great summer experience for kids entering grades 1 to 6. Register your child(ren) by May 15, and you can receive up to $23 off per week (depending on your planned schedule).

Check us out! Awesome Adventure Camp

Note:  Actual start date of camp will follow D-93’s last day of school. First week will be prorated based on the number of days camp is held.

Note:  Also, discounts are available for non-residents currently attending D-93, D-25 and Pleasant Hill schools. Employees of businesses in Carol Stream are also eligible for discounts. Contact our Service Team at 630-784-6100 for more information.

Preschool Open House

Our park district preschool at the Elk Trail Recreation Center will be holding four open houses for prospective parents and students, the first being this Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Come tour the facility, meet the staff and learn more about the program. The preschool facility is at 160 W. Elk Trail, Carol Stream.

Mark your calendars for all open houses:

Thursday, April 9, 6-7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 12, 6-7:30 pm
Wednesday, June 17, 6-7:30 pm
Thursday, July 23, 6-7:30 pm

Click here for details about the Carol Stream Park District Preschool.


Flashlight Doggie Egg Hunt and & Spring Bonnet Parade

Join us for a Flashlight Doggie Egg Hunt and Spring Bonnet Parade event. Wednesday April 1st from 7-8pm at the Bark Park 280 Kuhn Rd.

The Spring Bonnet Parade will start at 7:15pm. Bring your camera for a picture of your dog with the Easter Bunny. As the sun sets turn on your flashlight and enjoy hunting for treat filled eggs with your dog. Preregistration is recommended. All dogs must be on a leash during the hunts. Register online, at the Simkus or Fountain View Recreation Centers, or on-site at the Bark Park tonight.

Two fun family events this Sunday!

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Hey working parents: We’ll take care of your kids during spring break

Keep the kids active this spring break! They can enjoy field trips to Fire Zone, Chuck E. Cheese, Coachlite Rollerskating, Painted Penguin and Ultra Foods. In addition, we’ll organize crafts, games and physical activities for your kids to choose from. Full day care and before and after hours care available. Save $5 with early bird pricing if you sign up two days prior to your preferred days.


Spring Break DanceNastic Camp

We’d like to bring special attention to this fun camp because it was inadvertently omitted from the spring youth activity guide.

Kids can enjoy a full-day or a half-day (morning or afternoon) camp full of dance and gymnastic activities! Learn dance technique in hip hop, jazz and ballet in the morning, and jump, tumble and flip through the afternoon.

Camp information is as follows:

Location: Simkus Recreation Center
Ages:  5 to 10 years
Dates:  March 30, April 1, April 3
Days:  Mon, Wed, Fri

Full Day – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
$90 resident, $110 nonresident
Registration code: 40738

Morning only (dance) – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$50 resident, $70 nonresident
Registration code: 40739

Afternoon only (gymnastics) – 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
$50 resident, $70 nonresident
Registration code: 40740