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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.

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Unbelievable messiness on Filthy Fun Day!

Filthy Fun Day!
Thursday, July 23, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Walters Park – 970 High Ridge Pass

Filthy Fun Day is the day kids can get filthy and not get in trouble!

We are bringing back your favorite messes:  Human Sundaes, Egg Toss, Shaving Cream Hair Sculpting

New messes this year are:  Slimy Spaghetti Search, Human Hot Dog, Soda Wars, Feed a Friend, Snow Cone Slip and Slide . . . and a huge Food Fight!  The day ends when we flood the baseball field for Mud Free Play!

Bring a towel and goggles and wear a swimsuit because we’ll have to hose down the kids before they leave. A non-filthy pizza lunch is included.

Please pre-register by July 22 – use code 42343

For ages 6 to 11 years

Fee is $23 resident, $35 non


Coral Cove End-of-Season Pass Sale

It’s mid-season and you can purchase a pool pass at a discounted rate to last you until we close on Labor Day. Don’t delay – get yours today while the weather and prices are hot!

Coral Cove Water Park

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Cosmic Golf at Coyote Crossing Mini Golf

Join us this Friday, July 17, at dusk, for a twist on regular mini golf! Glow sticks will illuminate the putting greens and golfers will use glow-in-the-dark golf balls to get around the course. A live DJ will entertain you. This is a great date night, friends’ night, or family night! General admission applies. Course closes at 10 pm.

Coyote Crossing Mini Golf
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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.

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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.


Take your Dad fishing this Sunday!

Start off Father’s Day at our fishing derby. Enjoy a light breakfast by the pond as you try to catch the “big one”. Prizes awarded to participants who catch the largest fish in each of the age categories, including Dads! Bring your own fishing poles, bait and hooks. Catch and release is practiced. Special event is from 9:30 to 11:30 am and starts at Bierman Park.

Fee is $6 resident, $9 non.  Dads need to be registered, but there is no fee for them.

Register as follows:
42333 – ages 3 to 5
42334 – ages 6 to 7
42335 – ages 9 to 12
42336 – ages 13+
42337 – Dads


Gear up for Mini Indy Bike/Trike Event!

Bring your tricycle or bike to Mini Indy! Located at Hampe Park (297 W. Lies Rd, Carol Stream), on Tues, June 16, from 10am to 12pm – kids travel around stations that include bike washing, license plate making and handle bar decorating. Race obstacle course and visit drive-up snack stand. Event sponsor AAA will be giving away water bottles and fitting each child with a free bike helmet. The police will be available to register bikes and give bike safety tips. For children ages 3 to 7; must attend with adult. Pre-registration required by June 14. Fee is $8 resident, $12 non.

Register now!

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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


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:

JustPlay: https://www.flickr.com/…/csparkdistr…/sets/72157650838424774
JustRun: https://www.flickr.com/…/csparkdistr…/sets/72157652761484360

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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 http://www.csparks.org/parks-facilities/mccaslin-park/.

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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Coral Cove Water Park
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JustPlay! Sports & Recreation Festival – May 16, 10am-5pm
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