We want your coats!

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!

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:

Bus driver    Gymnastics instructor     Lifeguard     Custodian     Site Coordinators

For a full listing of jobs, go to


Fall into Fitness Special

No enrollment fee

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

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
7-8:00 pm

This free Health & Wellness Seminar is brought to you by Fountain View Fitness.

Mini Golf on weekends until Sept 27

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
West Chicago

Duck Races at Coral Cove Water Park

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

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 –

Back-to-School hours have started at Coral Cove and Coyote Crossing

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
Mon-Fri:  closed
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!

Lifeguards win 5-Star Review Award 2X’s!

Congratulations to our lifeguards! The staff at both our pools received the prestigious 5-Star Review last week, and this week the Coral Cove lifeguards won it again! The aquatics risk management reviewer – Starfish Aquatics Institute – evaluates lifeguards’ performance. Reviewers visit aquatic facilities and evaluate what goes on among the lifeguards, patrons, and supervisors. The reviewers watch how often the lifeguards scan the water, determine the strategies the lifeguards use to remain vigilant, and evaluate the size and features of the zones the lifeguards are assigned. Reviewers then conduct rescue scenarios to assess the facility’s emergency action plan and the competence of the staff. The StarReview wraps up with an assessment of the risk management practices, policies, and procedures in place at the aquatic facility—and the equipment and management staff to back them up. Based on the findings, a remediation plan is suggested, or those individuals and facilities found to exceed standards are recognized with the 3-Star, 4-Star, or prestigious 5-Star recognition award.

image of ccwp staff for 2nd 5-star review image of ccwp staff for 5-star review

View Fall Activity Guides

Resident registration is now available. Non-resident registration begins August 6. Guide delivery to homes starts July 31. This fall Fountain View Fitness is offering five free health seminars and a family Zumba party. The ActivKids before and after school program has flexible hours to accommodate the new District 93 school schedule. Evening and weekend preschool is now available. Also new for fall is water polo and girls’ lacrosse league.

Fall 2015-Adult - FINAL Fall 2015-Youth - FINAL

Armstrong Park project nearing completion

All three phases of the project are coming very close to completion; it is expected that each phase is at either final completion or substantial completion (all but plantings) sometime next month.  A status update for each Phase is below.

Phase I:  Approximately 96% complete.  Paving of all trails has been completed. Crews are currently working on restoring the shoulders of the multi-use path with seed and erosion control blanket. Remaining work will include paving of the existing parking lot at the entrance to the park (within the next few weeks) and installation of trees and shrubs this fall. In August, this phase will be considered substantially complete and will reach final completion status as soon as all trees and shrubs are planted in the fall.

Phase II: 96% complete.  The contractor is currently working on completing set up of all electrical components within the pump station and completing the necessary tests before the system is considered fully operational. County personnel were trained on a few components of the project earlier in the week (the gates and weirs).  Additional training is expected to continue over the next several weeks. Once all training has taken place and the system is fully operational, the County will be able to operate the facility as designed. Final Completion of this phase is expected by August 2015.

Phase III: nearing 100% completion. All restoration, including wetland plant plugs and a few trees and shrubs, have met the requirements of the contract by passing a 30 day mandatory establishment period. The County expects to take over management of this area starting next week. As soon as an as-built is received from the contractor, this phase will be considered complete.

Year in Review

The Carol Stream Park District is pleased to highlight projects and accomplishments from 2014 in this publication, Year in Review. Inside you’ll find a letter from the Executive Director, awards and honors, recreation statistics and updates, and financial information.  Copies are available at the Fountain View, Simkus and Elk Trail Recreation Centers.

Year in Review cover image

July is Park and Recreation Month

July is National Park and Recreation month, and we invite you to participate in an activity each day to live healthier, connect with nature, gather with family or friends, and to stay active. This calendar offers some ideas for each day of the month. See how many days you can cross off!

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Armstrong Park Update

A brief update in regards to each Phase for the Armstrong Park project is provided below:

Phase I – Work at the park this week has primarily been on this phase.  The contractor began paving the trails with asphalt, starting by the creek and working their way west towards the reservoirs. They also prepared the surface for paving the path on top of the large reservoir by placing stone. Paving is expected to continue next week and weather-depending will be complete within the next week or two. Restoration is also still under way. The contractor has hydroseeded the inside slopes of the larger reservoir and is following the paving crew by placing topsoil, seed, and erosion control blanket along the shoulders of the path. Here is a picture of this work:

Shoulder Restoration at Gravity Reservoir

Phase II – Most of the components have been installed in the pump station. The majority of the work remaining on this phase includes making the necessary connections for our motor control center to communicate with the pumps. The contractor is expected to be on site over the next few weeks to continue testing various components of this phase and complete set up.

Phase III – Restoration is complete on this phase and the contractor is responsible for maintaining all plantings through the 30-day establishment period. This includes checking on the plantings to make sure that they are thriving and receiving proper care (primarily watering). Also, bank stabilization along the south side of Lake George is still being completed.


Book & School Supply Drive

The Fountain View, Simkus and Elk Trail Recreation Centers are still collecting books and school supplies for recycling through the end of June. Bins are inside each lobby. All items donated will benefit local students and schools in need.

Items to recycle include: Gently used/new books, crayons, markers, pencils, notebooks, coloring books, construction paper, arts and craft supplies, painting supplies, etc.