Memorial Park, the first piece of land purchased by the Park District, is located in an older, historical part of Carol Stream. It is uniquely nestled behind Klein Creek that cuts through it. The park was officially dedicated on July 4, 1967 as a memorial to village residents Richard Blasen, who was killed in Vietnam on June 3, 1967 and to volunteer fireman Ed Mangels, who lost his life fighting a fire on April 6, 1963. There is a quiet sitting area for reflection. The memorial includes a peace pole that was provided by a local Girl Scout Troop in town at the time. The park has a small playground with swings (ADA-swing).