JustPlay! Sports & Recreation Festival

May 16, 2015
10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Carol Stream Town Center
Gary Ave & Lies Rd

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JustPlay! is exactly what its name suggests – it’s just about playing. It’s about forgetting about work, bills and stress, and just having fun!

JustPlay! offers dozens of free activities to thousands of participants. All designed to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get active, have fun, try new activities and have a memorable weekend in the Chicago suburbs.

Choose from dozens of interactive activities, demonstrations and performances in our 8 Activity Zones: Northwestern Medicine Action Zone, Baird Performance Arena, Fountain View Fitness Zone, ActivKids Zone, Party Zone, Sport Court Zone, Water Sports Zone and Public Safety Zone.

JustPlay! is an outdoor event with some activities taking place inside the Fountain View Recreation Center.

All activities, vendors and times subject to change.



NEW this year!
Ice-less Ice Skating Rink  - Baird Performance Arena
Human Foosball – Northwestern Medicine Action Zone
Safe Archery – Northwestern Medicine Action Zone
Chicago Bubble Soccer – Northwestern Medicine Action Zone
Birthday Party Extravaganza – Party Zone
Home Run Derby Contest – Sports Court Zone

Back by popular demand!
Zip-line – Northwestern Medicine Action Zone
Eurobungy – Baird Performance Arena
Rock Climbing Wall – Northwestern Medicine Action Zone
Scuba diving – Water Sports Zone
Carol Stream Park District Gymnastics – Activ Kids Zone
Fountain View Fitness Zumba Class – Fountain View Fitness Zone
Awesome Adventure Camp Angry Birds – Activ Kids Zone
Bartlett Nature Center – Activ Kids Zone

Click on the links below to see more exciting activities going on in each zone

Northwestern Medicine Action Zone

Baird Performance Arena

ActivKids Zone

Fountain View Fitness Zone

Public Safety Zone

Activities inside Fountain View Recreation Center

Water Sports Zone

Sports Court Zone

Party Zone

 Click here to see the 2015 JustPlay! Event Map


JustRun 5K

Race Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Race Start Time: 8am

Race Location: Bierman Park, Carol Stream, Illinois.

5k Run Walk: Ages 10yrs+
Race starts at 8:00am on Sat, May 16, 2015 at Bierman Park, 1253 Woodlake Drive, Carol Stream. For the safety of our runners, bicycles, skateboards, inline skates and dogs are prohibited. Runners with strollers are asked to start at the back of the race.The race benefits the Carol Stream Park District scholarship program.

1K Kids Run/Walk: Ages 6-14yrs+
The kids one-mile run/walk begins at 9:30am. Registration available from 6:30am-9:15am. Pre-registrations are guaranteed a race tee.  The race tee will be a moisture wicking shirt shirt in adult sizes.

Race Tees & Awards: Overall winners receive gift certificates. First place finishers in each age group receive a free pair of Nike shoes. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. Race tees are guaranteed to all pre-registrants.

Codes & Entry Fees

Registration Codes Early Bird Fee (by May 11) Race Day Fee
Male: 40690 $25 $30
Female: 40691 $25 $30
Kids 1-K: 40694 $10 $15

Register online or register at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd., Carol Stream. (630) 784 6100

Race Course: Course is flat and scenic, along a paved trail around Heritage Lake and Bierman Park. 

Race Packet Pick-Up

Race-day registration open 6:30-7:15am.
Race packets may be picked up Thurs, May 14 and Fri, May 15 from 11am-8pm at Dick Pond’s 26 W 515 St. Charles Rd #A, Carol Stream.

Race Day Registration: 6:30-7:30am.




Be a JustPlay! Sponsor

Click here to submit a Sponsorship Request form

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Thank You to our 2015 Sponsors for their generous support

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Where is JustPlay held?

JustPlay! is held at Ross Ferraro Town Center at the junction of Gary Ave and Lies Rd in Carol Stream, Illinois. The festival site is just a few minutes south of Army Trail Road and a few minutes north of North Avenue.

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 Parking Information

On-site parking at the Carol Stream Town Center and Fountain View Recreation Center is available.

Park+Ride off-site parking with free shuttles at the Communications Supply Corporation (CSC) building (200 E Lies Rd, across Gary Ave). Free shuttle buses run every ten minutes until 30 minutes after closing. The bus has a fully accessible wheelchair lift and can accommodate strollers. A small number of parking spots for handicapped parking are available at the festival site.

Additional parking is available at Hampe Park (301 W. Lies Rd). Note: there is no shuttle service provided from this location.

Festival Volunteers

Volunteers at JustPlay! help with setting up and taking down the festival, running events and and do a great community service by helping us do bigger and better things at the Festival. Volunteers  get an exclusive festival T-shirt. Contact us for more details on how to become a volunteer.

Can I bring my dog?

Friendly, socialized dogs are allowed on the festival site. Owners must keep dogs on a six foot leashes at all times and clean up after their pet. Please only bring your dog if they are comfortable in large crowds and comfortable with loud noises.