See pictures from this year’s JustPlay! 

JUSTPLAY 2017 – Thanks for coming out!

During JustPlay the indoor pool at Fountain View Recreation Center will offer Scuba Diving (ages 10+), Junior Lifeguard Games and Open Swim. Waivers, swimsuits and towels are required for all water sports.

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JustPlay! Sports & Recreation Festival

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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JustPlay! Sports & Recreation Festival 2017
Carol Stream Park District
May 20 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fountain View Recreation Center
910 N. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream
Adjacent to Carol Stream Town Center, corner of Gary Avenue & Lies Road
[UPDATED May 19, 11am)
Saturday’s weather is looking grim for this outdoor event, so we are bringing as much as possible inside the Fountain View Recreation Center so JustPlay! may go on!
The Zipline, Eurobungy, Rock Wall and Human Foosball will still be available as weather permits outside in the Recreation Center parking lot. In addition, food trucks (Best Truckin’ BBQ, Chicago Pizza Boss, Toasty Cheese), the Carol Stream Fire and Police Departments activities and vehicle displays, will also be in the Recreation Center parking lot.
Inside we have worked to accommodate all our sponsors, exhibitors, performers and activities, making full use of the facility. Some activities have been streamlined, but you can still enjoy a day of FREE sports, recreation, performances, demonstrations and family fun!
Thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, visitors and staff for cooperating with these rainy day accommodations!
We regret we cannot accommodate the following activities inside the recreation center: the Wrecking Ball, Warrior Challenge obstacle course, Cricket, Northwestern Medicine’s Mobile Stroke Unit, Glenbard North sports and Kids First Sports Safety. We hope to have these activities back next year.
Note – Waivers, swimsuits and towels are required for all water sports.



JustPlay! is exactly what the name suggests – it is 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 activities are designed to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get active, have fun, try new activities and have a memorable day in the Chicago suburbs.

Choose from dozens of interactive activities, demonstrations and performances in our 6 Activity Zones: Northwestern Medicine Action Zone, Performance Arena, Kids Zone, Sport Court Zone, Water Sports Zone and Public Safety Zone.

JustPlay! is held at Ross Ferraro Town Center at the corner 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.



May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Carol Stream Town Center
Gary Ave & Lies Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188 United States



Be a JustPlay! Sponsor

The Carol Stream Park District has partnered with the Carol Stream Parks Foundation for the JustPlay! festival. The JustPlay! festival is a free community event that is partially funded by your generous donations. The Carol Stream Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 Organization. As a 501(c)3 organization, all contributions are tax deductible. Contact Pam Falco at 630-784-6123 for more information.

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Try the inflatable warrior obstacle course, Eurobungy, rock wall, Zipline (sponsored by Joe Cotton Ford), human foosball, wrecking ball and more!

  • Dozens more – try one or try them all!

Parking Information

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

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.


Festival Map

This is our current festival map illustrating general layout. It is subject to change prior to the event. Click to view PDF below that includes layout and map key.



Friendly, socialized dogs are allowed on the festival site. Owners must keep dogs on a six-foot leash 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.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors