5K Stars & Stripes Shuffle

Run, walk or shuffle this 5K on October 1. This chip-timed 5K on a certified course has awards for six age groups. There’s also a 1-mile fun run/walk for kids ages 6 to 12. Proceeds from this 5K benefit the Memorial Park renovation project.

And, if you need to get in running condition, our Sofa to SO FAST program is perfect for you! You don’t have to be a fitness member to participate. Sofa to SO FAST includes membership for the duration of the program and is a fun introduction to our trainers and fitness center, should you be considering to improve your heath and fitness. Each hour session includes running and strength training. The program includes optional nutrition sessions too!

Not to mention . . . participating in Sofa to SO FAST automatically places you in the 5K (if you wish) at no additional charge!

If you’re an ambitious marathon runner, this 5K is a nice warm up to the Chicago Marathon! Best of luck to you!

Fundraising CONCERT to benefit Memorial Park!

Join Carol Stream Park District and community for a FREE concert to benefit the Memorial Park renovation project at Town Center on SATURDAY, August 19! Concert features the band, Prairie Station.

Prairie Station will take the Gazebo Stage at 7pm. Food starts at 6pm. Rotary Club will be selling beer/wine, 50/50 raffle and in partnership with Flip Flops will be smoking Pork Loin sandwiches. All profits go to Carol Stream Parks Foundation for the Memorial Park Re-construction!!

Let us know if you’re interested in attending!

Drive 4 UR Community!

Test drive a Ford during the Cool Trucks & Hot Wheels event on Saturday, August 5, between 10 am and 2 pm, Joe Cotton Ford of Carol Stream is bringing out some cars to test drive. For each person that drives a car, Joe Cotton Ford will make a donation back to the Memorial Park Renovation Project. Make a difference with Joe Cotton Ford to benefit this community project – there is no fee to test drive a car.

Also, Cool Trucks & Hot Wheels is a FREE family event. Location: McCaslin Park parking lot. Bring swimsuits and towels for the splash pad, a basketball to play Bankshot basketball, or a volleyball to sand volleyball. Don’t forget your cameras for photo shots of the kids on and in the many vehicles on display.

This is the ultimate Touch-a-Truck and Emergency Vehicle show!


Enter the virtual world of biking!

Take your bike ride to places you could never recently go with Expresso Live!  Fountain View Fitness Center has two upright and two recumbent Expresso Bikes for your workout/cycling enjoyment! The live service of these bikes offers challenges, group rides, virtual classes, gaming, and the ability to track your history and progress with other apps, such as MyFitnessPal. Find the bikes in the northeast corner of the fitness center and give them a try!

View this Video about the Duck Races!

UPDATE – AND THE RACE WENT ON!  June 21, 2017 – 8pm

Congratulations to our Lucky Ducky winners!

Grand Prize – The Shimek Family, Raegan Shimek – enjoy your Weekend Getaway to Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena!
2nd Place – Chantalle Porter-Phillips – $250 Cash!
3rd Place – Brenda Bird Gramann​ – inflatable duck. Brenda auctioned off the duck to raise more money for the Veterans Memorial Park renovation project, and to the joy of son Colton Miller, Mom Heather donated $45-50 to get the duck! Thanks Heather and Brenda!

Link to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation Facebook page to view photo album videos!


The Duck Race has been rescheduled to this Wednesday, June 21, at 8pm, Coral Cove Water Park.

The purchase of duck entries has been extended until just prior to the event at the water park.


Join our wacky Executive Director Jim Reuter and get your Duck Entry for only $5 to participate in the Duck Races at Coral Cove Water Park, 8pm Saturday, June 17. Grand prize is Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort Golf & Spa getaway! Get you duck entries at Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers, and Coral Cove Water Park today! Proceeds benefit the Veterans Memorial Renovation Project. Find out more about the project at https://www.gofundme.com/veterans-memorial-at-memorial-park

Shore Restoration at Veterans Park

In an effort to distract the geese and stabilize/naturalize the shoreline at Veteran’s Park, we’ve restored the shoreline at the “channel” of the park. This project sets the example of what some of the other shorelines might look like. It discourages the geese and acts as a buffer to improve water quality along this corridor. Eventually it will become appealing with a variety of plants and flowers that will attract butterflies and birds.


Memorial Day Events

There’s a bit going on Memorial Day! Join the community at 11 am on May 29 at Memorial Park, 342 Thunderbird Trail, for a service honoring our Veterans. Head over to Coyote Crossing afterwards for some mini golf. Buy one round and get one round free! Join Fountain View Fitness and pay no enrollment fee on May 29, 30 and 31.

Board Members honored for service

At the May 8, 2017 Carol Stream Park District Board of Commissioners’ Meeting, four Board Members were honored for their service. Re-elected in the last public election, Brian Sokolowski, Park Board member since 2001, was sworn in as Commissioner for a 5th term. He was also elected by the other six Commissioners as Board President, a position held for one year. Brenda Gramann was re-elected Commissioner for her 5th term. She has also served the Park Board since 2001. Commissioner Jackie Jeffery read a Resolution honoring the service of departing Board Member Wynn Ullman.  Commissioner Ullman served the Board since 2009, and is leaving to pursue other interests.  Park District Executive Director Jim Reuter presented Commissioner Jackie Jeffery with an engraved plaque and gavel in honor of her term as Board President for the past two years.

The Carol Stream Park District Board of Commissioners also includes current Board Vice President, John Jaszka, Commissioner Dan Bird and Commissioner Tim Powers. All Board Members mentioned were passionately involved with the building of Fountain View Recreation Center, McCaslin Park Sports Complex, Bark Park, Armstrong Park reservoir project, and several playground renovations to include KidsWorld and Bierman Park.

Park Board Commissioners set the policies that guide the Park District. Elected by residents to represent the community’s best interests, Board members serve a four-year term and receive no compensation for their time. At this time Board Members are reviewing how to proceed with filling the vacancy left by Wynn Ullman. Look for more information in the near future.

Go Fund Me! Veterans Memorial Park Renovation Project

We have another way you can help contribute to this community fundraising effort and Help us Raise the Flag! Use the GoFundMe account to make a donation!

The current Memorial at the park is in need of some positive changes to bring it up to modern-day standards and to recognize the significance of the park as the gathering place it was meant to be, honoring those who sacrificed their lives for community and country.

Carol Stream’s Memorial Park’s “Raise the Flag” project plan includes several awe-inspiring amenities to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our community and country. Military monuments will include the American Flag, and the military flags that serve the branches of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

The renovation budget goal is $200,000, which is needed before breaking ground. The originally anticipated May 2017 completion date is realized as too aggressive, so the completion date is to be determined in 2018. Help us “Raise the Flag” with your donation.

Donate to fund the renovation through the Carol Stream Parks Foundation, OR, donate to fund the park renovation through our new GoFundMe account.

Thank you for your impact and helping us to Raise the Flag!

Plan your summer!

Find special events and family fun days at Coral Cove Water Park and Coyote Crossing Mini Golf in our Summer Activity Guide. All day Awesome Adventure Camp offers resident rates to parents that work in Carol Stream. Over 30 sports camps for all ages, along with Dance, Gymnastics and Theater camps. Work out with us at Fountain View Fitness Center. Create a memorable experience with so many great things to do through the Carol Stream Park District.

Resident registration begins May 5. Nonresident registration begins May 12. Summer season begins June 5.

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