Catch spring fever early and save money on youth sports leagues
Go to pages 16 and 17 of the Winter Youth Activity Guide to view the information below and more.
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Middle School event
Middle school grades 6, 7 and 8 can start the night with basketball, volleyball or dodgeball and end it with swimming as they have exclusive use of the gym and indoor pool at Fountain View Recreation Center from 8 to 10 pm on Friday, Jan 30. A fun way to hang with friends. Snacks available for purchase.
Join our E-Cycling Initiative!
Until January 23, the park district will be collecting your old electronics that you can no longer leave at the curb. Find the recycling dumpster at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd, on the east side of the lot, along the lake just south of the facility’s main entrance.
We are taking TVs, computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, scanners, fax machines, microwaves, cable boxes, DVD/VCR players, game consoles, cords, plugs, mp3 players and more.
New Hours for Fountain View Recreation Center
NEW 2015 HOURS for Fountain View Recreation Center:
Mon-Thu – 5 am to 10:30 pm
Fri - 5 am to 10 pm
Sat – 6 am to 7 pm
Sun – 7 am to 7 pm
Tots celebrate New Year’s Eve at special Ball
Tuesday, Dec 30, 10am to 12:30 pm
For ages 1-5 years
Parents and their young children can get an early start on the party
at CSPD’s countdown to Noon party! Dance to the music with our
disc jockey! Games, crafts, dancing and a fun balloon drop are all
part of the fun. Festive snacks and a fun dessert will also be served.
A parent/guardian is free but required to stay at the event.
Early Bird Fee (by Dec 26): $5 Resident, $8 Non-Resident
Use code 39150
Fee (after Dec 26): $7 Resident $10 Non-Resident
Use code 39778
American Girl in the City
Join us for a magical day downtown at Water Tower Place with your favorite American Girl. Shop for stylish accessories or a new doll on the three floors of the American Girl store. Enjoy a special lunch and dessert. Plan this truly memorable holiday for a young girl.
Transportation on the park district bus takes away the hassle of downtown traffic and parking. Meet other families while you all enjoy this carefree day!
Fee is $39 resident, $42 non
All participants must register
use Code 39682
Active Trips for Kids and Winter Break Camps!
There’s plenty to do during winter break for kids that may want to get out of the house! We have Holiday Hoopla Gymnastics Camp and several sports camps: badminton, baseball, basketball, dodgeball, flag football and volleyball.
Refer to our Youth Winter Activity Guide page 3 for descriptions of the winter break sports camps.
Our ActivKids Days Off Club is offering some great trips for kids that may need full day care. Trips include Schaumburg Water Works (12/22), Bartlett Nature Center (12/23), Sledding at Hanover Park (12/26), Bowling at Brunswick Zone (12/29), Legoland (12/30), and Kline Creek Farm (1/2/15). See ActivKids for more information.
Give the Gift of Fun this Season!
A park district gift certificate forms memories long after the experience. Buy your grandkids a 2015 Coral Cove Water Park pass. For the fitness enthusiast – a personal training package. For the kid that loves to jump – a gymnastics class. For someone who loves to walk (but not in this weather!) – an indoor track membership. For the family that loves to create – a family pottery class. We have hundreds of gift ideas to choose from!
Gift certificates may be purchased at Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers. Shop our activity guides for ideas and get yours today!
Resident Registration is Open for Winter 2015 Season!
Carol Stream park district residents can register now for winter 2015 programs that run January through March. Non-resident registration begins December 11. Guides delivered to homes the week of December 8. Don’t receive a guide? Call us at email@example.com to be added to our list.
Park District receives Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
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.
The Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was presented by Board President Tim Powers to Controller, Lisa Scumaci, the primary individual responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR, at the park district Board Meeting of October 27, 2014.
Youth Basketball Leagues start soon!
All co-ed and boys games are played in Carol Stream. All girls games are played in various locations. Players wear a reversible jersey available for purchase at Simkus Recreation Center. Practices are twice a week before season starts then one practice and one game per week. Grade 1-6 games are normally played on Saturdays. Grade 7-8 games are normally played on Sundays. Few games on other days possible. All 7-8 boys games will be played on Sundays.
Coach Clinic: December 2 – 12:00-1:30pm
Start Date: January 10, 2015
Player Evaluations at FVRC are on November 8
Meet & Greet at SRC are on November 16
Please refer to our Youth Activity Guide, page 17, for codes, player evaluation and meet and greet times.
Youth Activity Guide
Or, go to the Youth Sports page on this website and find the Winter Basketball League for your child’s age.
View pictures of the weekend’s events!
We just uploaded hundreds of photos from our Halloween events this weekend: Boo!Fest, Scarehouse of Carol Stream, and the Howl’oweenDog Parade and Costume Contest. You can view them through Flickr using this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/csparkdistrict/sets/
Or, go to our Facebook account to obtain another way to access the link at: https://www.facebook.com/csparkdistrict
We hope all who participated in these events enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed creating them for you! It was truly a wonderful weekend! We thank all our staff and many volunteers whose time, talents and efforts brought these events to the community!
Howl’oween Dog Parade & Costume Contest
Dogs get so excited to parade around our Bark Park! Dress them up and join us with your families at this enjoyable event on Sunday, from 1 to 2 pm. Contest categories include best, scariest, funniest and cutest couple (dog & owner). Judges will be looking for creativity and showmanship. Prizes will be awarded. Each dog receives treat bag. Please secure dog on 6-foot leash.
Event takes place at our Bark Park, off of North Avenue and Kuhn Road, Carol Stream. Park at Volunteer Park, 302 Kuhn Road. Fee is $2 resident dog, $3 non. For socialized dogs 6 months and up.
Also find us in the Chicago Tribune’s Lifestyle section at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/parenting/chi-dog-friendly-halloween-events-chicago-20141017-story.html
Another Achievement Scored! A+ in Loss Control
We are PDRMA-accredited with a high score of 96.67 on our Loss Control Review. The Park District Risk Management Agency – PDRMA – is an intergovernmental agency that provides risk management programs for park and recreation agencies. Accreditation is the highest level of achievement a park district can earn. Safety staff worked closely with PDRMA during this 10-month audit process, and we are proud of their hard work and perseverance.
Press Release: Park District receives high score for 2014 PDRMA Loss Control Review
PDRMA Fact Sheet – TOPIC: Guide for the PDRMA Loss Control Review (LCR)
PDRMA Loss Control Review Brief