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Kids Days Off Club – Monday, Feb 15

We’re going to The Picture Show on our day off, Monday, February 15.  For grades 1-6, Days Off Club accommodates working parents or a parent who needs a day off without the kid(s). The day is filled with fun activities. The Club offers flexible hours to include full day and before or after hours.

Register

 


Play Ball! Save $20 on Youth Sports Leagues

Baseball, Softball, Soccer! Sign up your kid(s) by February 15 and save $20 with Early Bird Discount. Leagues start in spring and go through early summer.

Sign up for Baseball, Softball and Soccer, grades 1-8 by Feb 15
Sign up for Instructional Soccer, preschool/kindergarten by Mar 7
Sign up for Instructional Tee Ball, preschool/kindergarten by Mar 28

Early Bird

 

We also offer high school (grades 9-12) Colt & Palomino baseball league. Sign up by April 18.


Middle School Open Gym/Swim Event with New Features!

Come with your friends to the NEW Middle School open gym, open swim night! Get Exclusive use of the gym with your choice
of basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, flag football or enjoy the use of the indoor pool!

Visit the Chill Zone to challenge your friends to a game of table tennis, purchase a new wider variety of snacks at our Snack Station including a popcorn bar or grab props for a pic at the Selfie Corner!

New for 2016, easier drop off for parents. Kids will be responsible for signing themselves in and out of the program.

Location: Fountain View Recreation Center.
FRIDAY JAN. 22 7:00-9:00PM
$7 Resident – $10 Non-Resident CODE: 44902
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Make this new year about YOU!

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Join Fountain View Fitness and take advantage of special promotions, discounts, and attention on YOU!  Or come in and check out a free Health & Wellness Seminar.  Here’s what we have featured in January:

PAY THE DAY Enrollment Special
Starting Jan 2, new members pay a $2 enrollment fee. On Jan 3, pay a $3 enrollment fee; Jan 4, pay $4, and so forth.

Receive 10% off all Personal Training, Nutrition or PT/Nutrition combo packages. (both members & nonmembers)

FREE SEMINAR: Intro to MyFitnessPal (Jan 11, 7-8:30 pm)
Learn about the free app that counts calories and helps track food, macronutrients, and your workouts. (no membership required)

New Year – New You Nutrition Challenge (Jan 31 t0 Feb 27)
Understand the importance of healthy eating by effectively utilizing the free app MyFitnessPal. (for members or walking track members)

500-Mile Challenge (Jan 1 to Dec 31)
Walk, jog or run to earn prizes as you reach goals. Use track or treadmills at Fountain View Fitness. We keep track of your miles for you. You have 52 weeks! Ready, Set, Go! (for members or walking track members)

Blood Drive (Jan 14, 2:30-7 pm)
We are partnering up with Heartland Blood Centers to host a winter blood drive. Each successful donor receives a gift card. (no membership required)

FREE SEMINAR: Exercising with Needy Knees – Maintenance & Prevention (Jan 19, 7-8 pm)
Learn movements that promote safe and healthy knees to maintain a fit lifestyle. (no membership required)

*Attend 3 FREE Health & Wellness seminars by June 30 and receive 10% off personal training, nutrition counseling or combo packages!

 


Teenie Weenie New Year’s Eve Ball

For the little ones that can’t stay awake to welcome the New Year, this “Ball” is a wonderful way to engage them in the celebration! Children can dance to music with our DJ, play games, make crafts and enjoy some fun snacks. The countdown to Noon will culminate in an exciting balloon drop. This special event is Wednesday, Dec 30, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Save money if you register by December 26.

Register by Dec 26:
$6 resident, $9 nonresident
Code:  40047

After December 26:
$8 resident, $12 nonresident
Code:  40048

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Kids off for break, but you’re not? Days Off Club is your answer!

Keep the kids busy during winter break! At ActivKids Days Off Club kids participate in fun activities and field trips while you work, shop, cook, run errands – whatever it may be during these busy holidays. The Club is for grades K-6 with flexible hours to include full day and before or after hours.

Use these links to register:
Mon, Dec 21 – Bartlett Indoor Pool
Tue, Dec 22 – Bartlett Nature Center (visiting us)
Wed, Dec 23 –  Chuck E Cheese
Mon, Dec 28 – Chicago Fire Soccer (visiting us)
Tue, Dec 29 – Under the Big Top
Wed, Dec 30 – Coachlite Rollerskating


Fitness Membership FLASH SALE!

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College student special at Fountain View Fitness

College students home for the holidays can take advantage of the 1-month workout special. Between Dec 1 and 31, there is no enrollment fee if a valid college ID is presented. Fee for 30 days is $30 resident, $36 nonresident. This special is valid for 30 days from activation.

Check us out at:

www.fountainviewfitness.com

 

 


New Look! One Guide! Residents can register today!

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!

Browse the guide here:

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Registration Form 2016 Winter


Plan your Kid’s Days Off now!

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:

Register today!
Nov 23 – Pump It Up
Nov 24 – Brunswick Zone
Nov 25 – Indoor Pool


Thank you!

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.

See pictures from the Halloween events:
Pumpkin Plunge
Howl’oween Dog Parade & Costume Contest
Boo! Fest
The Scarehouse

 


Park District achieves Excellence in Financial Reporting for 15th consecutive year

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.

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Boo! Fest for families

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.

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Carol Stream VFW, Home Depot and park district partner to plant memorial trees

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

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.

43704 – grade 1 coed
43705 – grade 2 coed
43706 – grade 3 boys
43707 – grade 4 boys
43708 – grade 5 & 6 boys
43709 – grade 7 & 8 boys
43710 – grade 3 & 4 girls
43711 – grade 5 & 6 girls
43712 – grade 7 & 8 girls