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 7 Activity Zones: Northwestern Medicine Action Zone, Baird Performance Arena, Kids Zone, Party Zone, Sport Court Zone, Water Sports Zone and Public Safety Zone.
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.
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. Please contact Pam Falco at 630-784-6123 for more information.
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.
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.
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.