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Aug
27
Break out those face coverings again!

August 30, 2021 Mandatory Masking The governor is placing the entire state of Illinois under a mandatory mask mandate effective Aug. 30, 2021. This mandate requires[...]

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Aug
20
Mitchell Lakes Path Reconstruction begins early September

We will begin reconstruction on the Mitchell Lakes path in early September. A complete tear out, regrading, widening, and repaving is planned. The 0.95-mile path[...]

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Aug
10
A belated THANK YOU to Parks Staff who assisted in the Woodridge tornado clean-up

Pictured are Eric Gutbrod, Brian Thorsen and Eric Ramierz Parks staff Gutbrod, Thorsen and Ramierz assisted Woodridge Park District with clean-up from the tornado last[...]

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Jul
28
UPDATED! Digital Activity Guide

Programs added for Fall 2021 Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec Browse the digital guide for Fall sports, special events, school year care, dance,[...]

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Jul
27
Mitchell Lake Trail

As reported back in March, the Carol Stream Park District is the recipient of a grant award in the amount of $180,000 to renovate a[...]

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Jul
13
Special project to start July 19 at Community Park

Attention Community Park Residents! The Wheaton Sanitary District is planning some work through our Community Park. The work includes the installation of a plastic liner[...]

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Jun
11
UPDATE! Now entering Restore IL Phase 5

UPDATE 6/11/21: The State of Illinois Moves to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Safety continues to be our top priority. Face coverings are still required[...]

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Jun
4
Enjoy your summer at Coral Cove Water Park!

We are open all day (weather permitting), without a mid-day break! You may buy a season pool pass at Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers.[...]

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Jun
1
Community Park Renovation Survey

We are seeking your input about the future development of Community Park, located within the boundaries of Geneva, St. Charles and Schmale Roads, and President[...]

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May
26
Face coverings optional for fully vaccinated individuals

Effective Friday, May 28 “FULLY VACCINATED” means any individual 14 days after a full course of FDA-approved COVID-19 Vaccination. Facial coverings remain mandatory if not[...]

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May
21
Coral Cove Water Park Reservations now open!

We’re excited to announce that Coral Cove Water Park is scheduled to open this summer from Saturday, May 29 through Labor Day! Due to COVID-19[...]

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May
20
LATEST UPDATE 5/19/21: The Bridge Phase

LATEST UPDATE 5/19/21: The State of Illinois, DuPage County, Region 8, is in the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois Plan. Safety continues to be[...]

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May
14
UPDATE 5/14/21: Moving into the Bridge Phase

UPDATE 5/14/21: The State of Illinois Moves to the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois Plan. DuPage County, Region 8, has been cleared to move to[...]

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May
7
Living with Coyotes

Posted by the Village of Carol Stream, 5/7/21 The Village of Carol Stream and the Carol Stream Park District have been alerted to a nuisance[...]

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May
3
2020 Year in Review

The Carol Stream Park District’s 2020 Year in Review welcomes back residents to the park district. A letter from Executive Director Jim Reuter begins our[...]

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Apr
16
Trash in, Trash out – Walk your Trash Home!

The Carol Stream Park District is trying an anti-litter experiment in our parks by removing some trash cans. One will think this experiment is counterproductive[...]

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Apr
9
Back to normal . . . Are we sure?

Opinion piece by Jim Reuter, Executive Director   So here we are, one year later and still under the “pandemic”. What a year! Better, yes…vaccines[...]

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Mar
30
UPDATED! Digital Activity Guide

UPDATED! Digital Activity Guide May & June Programs Added We are pleased to offer so many more in-person opportunities as we move into Summer! Browse[...]

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Mar
3
Armstrong Park Project Selected for Grant

The Carol Stream Park District’s Armstrong Park North Parking Lot project has been selected for funding through the FY2021 DuPage County Water Quality Improvement Program[...]

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Mar
3
Preschool moves to Simkus Recreation Center

The Carol Stream Park District is excited to announce that it will be moving its preschool program in April to the Simkus Recreation Center, 849[...]

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Feb
10
IAPD/IPRA Community Service Award goes to Erik Witteck

The Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Parks & Recreation Association recognized our community member and volunteer, Erik Witteck, with a Community Service Award.[...]

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Feb
4
UPDATE: 2/3/2021 – We move to Phase 4!

Region 8 Moves to Phase 4 UPDATE: 2/3/2021  DuPage County, Region 8, has been cleared to move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.[...]

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Jan
22
Happy New Year and Welcome back!

View Jim’s message Hello, I’m Jim Reuter, Executive Director of the Carol Stream Park District. I wanted to check in with you all and wish[...]

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Jan
20
UPDATE! In-Person Activities resume under Restore Illinois Plan Tier 2

In-person classes back on! UPDATE: 1/19/2021 Restore Illinois Plan DuPage County, Region 8, has been cleared to move to Tier 2 of Phase 4 of[...]

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Jan
15
You can now sign up for our new monthly SPORTS NEWSLETTER!

Stay informed about your Sports opportunities by signing up for our new monthly Sports news! Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Volleyball, and so much more! Pickleball,[...]

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Jan
15
Options for Hybrid & Remote Learners

ActivKids Remote Learning Childcare School districts begin hybrid learning this month. For the days your child is remote learning and you need to work –[...]

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Dec
23
You’re Out 2020 – Hurry Up Sign Up for January 2021 Sports

2021 Get out of the house and PLAY! Outdoor Sports starting in January Wiffleball Dodgeball Soccer Kickball   One on One Sports  Speed Training Soccer[...]

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Dec
9
Happy Holidays Carol Stream Residents!

This Holiday Season will be thought-provoking, to say the least. In the midst of the pandemic, we need to remember that the season is about[...]

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Dec
9
UPDATED! Digital Activity Guide

December! We creatively adjusted December programs to accommodate the State’s COVID Mitigation guidelines. We are pleased to offer so many opportunities! Here are some: One-on-One Sports Training[...]

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Nov
18
UPDATE about Park District Activities, Programs & Facilities in cooperation with State Mitigation Requirements

Dear Residents, The State of Illinois is tightening down mitigation requirements to prevent the rapidly increasing spread of COVID-19. In order to safeguard the residents[...]

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Oct
27
We are Open for Business!

Executive Director Jim Reuter did a series of video clips to let you all know that your Park District is open for business! The Fountain[...]

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Oct
7
UPDATED! Digital Activity Guide

UPDATED! Digital Activity Guide Check out October, November & December activities, classes, events and sports in the Digital Guide! We have planned so many fun[...]

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Sep
18
A Plea for Help from Your Parks Director

In a year ravaged by a global pandemic, civil unrest, an economic crisis and many families with loved ones losing jobs, your community is facing[...]

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Aug
18
UPDATED! Digital Activity Guide

We creatively adjusted December programs to accommodate the State’s COVID Mitigation guidelines. We are pleased to offer so many opportunities! Here are some: One-on-One Sports Training Volleyball,[...]

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Aug
11
School Year Programs for Your Kids!

Remote Learning Care The Park District is partnering with CCSD93 to provide ActivKids Remote Learning Care at Simkus Recreation Center. Students will be supervised during[...]

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Aug
6
Managing our financial responsibilities and improving our financial strength

The Carol Stream Park District is refinancing outstanding bonds for savings. In conjunction with the refinancing process the District underwent a Moody’s Rating and received[...]

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Aug
5
Fountain View Fitness Center is Open!

We’re excited to be open! New programming, facility layouts, and procedures are being developed which keep your health and safety a top priority. We’re phasing[...]

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Jul
2
Reopening Update for July 2020

Update: 7/2/2020 Welcome back to your park district as we slowly reopen amenities and programs. We have been working diligently to ensure the health and[...]

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Jun
30
Playgrounds have reopened

We are happy to announce that we are able to open PLAYGROUNDS! We ask that patrons keep capacity limited to no more than 50 people[...]

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Jun
11
We are Excited to Reopen some Services for our Residents!

UPDATED 7/1/20 Hello Carol Stream Park District Residents: I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to your park district as we slowly[...]

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Jun
7
Get Ready Mini Golf is Open

6/30/20 – UPDATE: Tee Times no longer required. Groups of 6 or less will be permitted onto the course every 15 minutes. We are now[...]

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May
20
Things to do!

Park District staff have been posting to Facebook an “Activity of the Day”. Friend us on Facebook to stay up to date on Activities and[...]

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Apr
28
Coral Cove Water Park will stay closed for the 2020 Season

April 28, 2020 Dear Carol Stream Park District Residents and Patrons: Coral Cove Water Park will stay closed for the 2020 Season In light of[...]

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Apr
17
Our Response to Your Email Inquiries

4/17/2020 – Response to Email Inquiries The Carol Stream Park District has received many comments and inquiries to the info@csparks.org mailbox, and we thank you.[...]

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Apr
2
Specific Park/Amenity Closures

UPDATE: Bark Park and Horizon Park are open – 6/1/2020 April 2, 2020 Dear Carol Stream Park District Members and Customers: In order to prevent[...]

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Mar
30
Meet Brian . . . in this non-COVID-19 post!

The Carol Stream Park District announces Brian Kucharski as Division Manager of Fitness and Aquatics. Brian joins the Carol Stream Park District and Fountain View[...]

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Mar
26
The Outdoors and Social Distancing

March 25, 2020 Dear Carol Stream Park District Members and Customers: As we social distance ourselves and follow the Governor’s STAY AT HOME Order, I[...]

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Mar
24
Regarding Credits / Refunds during COVID-19

REGARDING CREDITS / REFUNDS Memberships: Members of Fountain View Fitness that have paid in full will have their membership extended for the length of the[...]

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Mar
14
UPDATE 3/14/20 – Your Park District & COVID-19

Due to the rapidly evolving developments and public health implications in the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and our responsibility to the well-being of the[...]

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Mar
13
UPDATE 3/13/20 – Your Park District & COVID-19

The Carol Stream Park District first wants to assure you that there are no known COVID-19 cases in the district. Along with our school districts[...]

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Mar
11
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19

The Carol Stream Park District is taking proactive steps to help control the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). While the risk of contracting the illness[...]

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Feb
12
Carol Stream Park District receives GFOA award for 19th consecutive year

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Carol Stream Park District by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of[...]

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Jan
23
Video: Be a Good Human Today

We did this video about leashing your dog on our paths, but our actor dog Kody was too well behaved. He didn’t even go for[...]

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Jan
6
Armstrong Park path lights are temporarily out

Until further notice, the path lights that are normally on from dusk to dawn are out due to damage to a post that interconnects with[...]

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Dec
9
Be a Good Human!

The Heritage Lake path adjacent to Bierman Park, Kent Park and Heritage Lakes Elementary School is a popular path to walk, jog, bicycle and walk[...]

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Nov
6
The Story of Carolshire Park

Building a Community: The Story of Carolshire Park The construction fence was just removed. The kids were looking out their windows and getting excited! It[...]

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Sep
26
Check out our Turf!

Work out on our new turf! We’ll show you all the things you can do. Training on a turf surface is ideal for developing endurance,[...]

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Sep
24
How People Engage with Parks and Recreation

Published and copy written by the National Recreation and Park Association The reasons that draw people to their local parks demonstrate park and recreation agencies’[...]

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Sep
10
Suburban heroes recognized at Park District Board Meeting

From left to right:  Officer Seth Berlin, Jason Anderson, Office Joe Jennings. At last night’s Park District Board meeting, President Brenda Gramann recognized two police[...]

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Aug
28
Welcome back to Fountain View Recreation & Fitness Center!

Thank you for your cooperation and patience when we closed the facility last week. To make the facility better for you, we did a bit[...]

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Jul
26
Nature prescriptions – Check out Park Rx America!

As a provider of parks and recreation, the Carol Stream Park District has partnered with an organization called Park Rx America to provide people with[...]

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Jun
25
Join us for the 2019 Fourth of July Fireworks Show!

The Carol Stream Park District is happy to partner once again with the Village of Carol Stream to provide the 4th of July fireworks display.[...]

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Jun
15
Youth Vaping Epidemic & Park District NO SMOKING Policy

Youth think vaping isn’t as bad as smoking cigarettes, but it’s actually worse. In addition to having addictive nicotine, vaping products contain formaldehyde and acrolein.[...]

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Apr
22
Park District Policies

The Carol Stream Park District has just updated the Code of Conduct for participants and the Refund and Withdrawal Policy. These rules or policies are[...]

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Apr
16
Take a Sneak Peek at the Summer Activity Guide!

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[...]

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Mar
14
DuPage Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Veterans Memorial Plaza

A $15,000 grant is being awarded to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation from the Daley Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of The DuPage Community Foundation,[...]

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Mar
4
Year in Review 2018

READ:  YEAR IN REVIEW 2018 Volunteers – “Helping our neighbors and building our community” – The commitment to bring a variety of quality programs, activities[...]

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Feb
20
“95% of people polled believe it is important for children to learn how to swim at an early age” 

The Carol Stream Park District’s Swim Academy has a variety of swim lessons for all ages, starting at 6 months old through teens and adults. Swimmers[...]

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Feb
14
Take a sneak peek at the Spring Activity Guide

Think Spring! Budding trees, sunny skies, baseball! Get Fit, take a trip, meet the Bunny! So many things to do! Resident registration begins March 1[...]

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Jan
16
$2,500 Donation to Veterans Memorial Plaza project

The community continues to support Veterans Memorial Plaza. Resident and previous youth sports coach for the Carol Stream Park District Damian Bierman, president of TWIN[...]

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Jan
16
Park District’s nominee for Special Citizen of the Year – Bill Bonnema

The Carol Stream Park District is honored to nominate William Bonnema as Special Citizen of the Year. Bill and his family have been residents of[...]

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Jan
16
Donate in honor of your favorite military branch to Veterans Memorial Plaza

The Carol Stream Veteran’s Memorial needs a little bit more money to complete the construction. You can help by donating in honor of your favorite branch[...]

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Dec
28
Registration Desk at SIMKUS Recreation Center to close for 1 hour Mon-Fri

Starting January 2, the registration desk at the Simkus Recreation Center will close from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday (until March 29, 2019).[...]

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Dec
10
Creative Event Production award won by Carol Stream Parks Foundation

Pictured from left to right above – Foundation Board Members: Craig Cronquist, Frank Parisi, Dave Creighton, Pam Falco, Donna Freeman, Cindy Carlson, Jim Reuter. The National Association[...]

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Nov
19
Carol Stream Park District receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

Nov 19, 2018 – Accepting the award are Melissa Adamson, Recreation Superintendent; Jim Reuter, Executive Director; and Debbie Greninger, Executive Assistant. Melissa and Debbie, with[...]

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Oct
17
Winter 2019 Activity Guide

The guide just went to the printer! Take a SNEAK PEAK! Resident registration begins Nov 9, nonresident on Nov 16.  Welcome to our 2019 Winter[...]

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Oct
5
Stop Vandalism in Your Neighborhood!

The Carol Stream Park District formed the Anti-Vandalism Task force last summer to educate the community about vandalism and how to report it. Over the[...]

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Oct
4
View Photos and Results from Stars & Stripes 5K

Thank you to all who came out to support the Stars & Stripes 5K Fall Shuffle to benefit Veterans Memorial Plaza! VIEW PICTURES HERE VIEW[...]

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Sep
26
View pictures from Veterans Memorial Plaza Groundbreaking

VIEW PICTURES On Friday, September 21, we broke ground for the Veterans Memorial Plaza at Town Center! There was a great turn out of support[...]

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Sep
13
Thank you Carol Stream VFW Post 10396!

Veteran and VFW Post Commander Jim Benzin presented a $2000.00 check to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation for the Veterans Memorial Plaza project this morning,[...]

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Aug
31
Breaking ground soon . . . Veterans Memorial Plaza

We are excited to be breaking ground in a few weeks at Town Center for the new Veterans Memorial Plaza! However, we’re still about $60,000[...]

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Jul
31
Fall Guides are “In the Mail”

The Fall Activity Guide is at the post office and should arrive at Carol Stream Park District homes later this week. Click here for a[...]

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Jun
25
Duck Races – see pictures!

STAY TUNED – 2019 DUCK RACES SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 13! More info to come!   This 2018 event has passed. Thank you to all[...]

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May
7
Congratulations to our Springers of Carol Stream!

Our Springers wrapped up their competitive season this past weekend, and placed in multiple different events. We are so incredibly proud of what they have[...]

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May
5
Year in Review

Presenting the 2017 Year in Review. Read about the Carol Stream Park District’s accomplishments, projects, plans and financials. Our theme this year is “Something for Everyone!”[...]

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May
3
Lots going on THIS WEEKEND at Coyote Crossing Mini Golf!

Enjoy a nice weekend and some mini golf at Coyote Crossing! New this year – we’ve added Friday evenings to our springtime weekend schedule. Friday: 4-8pm[...]

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May
1
Interesting info about Coyotes from Parks & Recreation Magazine

Coyotes Have Moved into Parks Across the United States — Now What? April 6, 2018, Feature, by Richard J. Dolesh Published by Parks & Recreation[...]

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Apr
4
The Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp

The Parent Guide News lists 6 benefits of summer camp: Campers obtain the life skills needed to become successful adults. Camp educates the whole child.[...]

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Mar
14
Our Future: Taking Care of What we Have!

View the results of our 2017 Needs Assessment Survey. Browse our 2018 Strategic and Master Plans. We are pleased to provide these documents that guide[...]

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Jan
17
Parks connect you to People!

This is a nice article featuring Slepicka Park: “Lucky Find – Numbers Represent the Past, but Parks Connect You to People”, published by Jarrod Scheunemann[...]

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Dec
11
Holiday Healthy Eating Guide (by American Heart Association)

Published by the American Heart Association, this guide includes great tips and recipes to help you navigate the holiday season in a healthy way. Click[...]

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Nov
16
Smile.Amazon benefits Carol Stream Parks Foundation

Going to Smile.Amazon.com to make your Amazon purchases allows you to select a 501(c)(3) organization, such as the Carol Stream Parks Foundation, in which Smile.Amazon[...]

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Nov
9
Thank you to the Employees of the Village of Carol Stream!

The employees of the Village of Carol Stream waged a Penny War amongst departments to see who could raise the most money for the Veterans[...]

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Nov
8
2018 Winter Activity Guide

The guide is out! We have something for everyone — from Fitness to Preschool to Adult Sports Leagues to Family Events and more! Take a look[...]

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Oct
13
Parks Foundation seeking interested Board or Committee Members

The Carol Stream Parks Foundation is seeking service-minded individuals interested in contributing to the park district community. The Foundation helps strengthen the financial resources of[...]

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Oct
13
Take our quick survey and help us plan for the future! 

The Carol Stream Park District is looking for your feedback about its next Parks and Facilities Master Plan. The Plan will help guide the District[...]

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Oct
12
Learn about the Future of the Carol Stream Park District

Commissioner Brian Sokolowski commends this great community – its residents, volunteers, partners – in making this a great park district. He also gives a snapshot[...]

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Sep
1
Park District Board welcomes new Commissioner

Hello! I’m Anthony Del Preto, and I am pleased to be your new Carol Stream Park District Commissioner. Let me tell you a little bit[...]

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Aug
22
Carol Stream Town Center suggested for Veterans Memorial Renovation

The Memorial Park Task Force, in partnership with Carol Stream Mayor Frank Saverino, the Village of Carol Stream and the Carol Stream Park District, have[...]

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Jul
31
Dolphins Swim Team wins again!

The Dolphins Swim Team won the A Conference of the DuPage Swim & Dive Conference, enabling the team to move up to the White division[...]

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Jul
21
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[...]

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Jun
13
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[...]

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Jun
8
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[...]

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Jun
2
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[...]

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May
25
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[...]

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May
10
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[...]

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Apr
26
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[...]

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Apr
11
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[...]

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Mar
22
Program Sales on NOW!

This is a good time of year to start thinking about summer and the next school year! Early bird rates are available now for Awesome[...]

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Mar
13
Division Champions AGAIN! Dolphins Swim Team

Congratulations to our Dolphins Swim Team! We won the Division Championship for the 3rd straight year in a row! The Dolphins were also undefeated all[...]

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Feb
27
Spring Activity Guide is available now

Find spring fun in this guide that has April and May activities. Start planning your child’s birthday party with one of our themed parties or[...]

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Feb
7
Gaga Ball Pit

Eagle Scout Candidate Brendon Cullerton builds us a Gaga Pit! Brendon sanded and stained the wood and sub-assembled the pit at home. The pit was[...]

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May
23
Parks Designed to Match Community Interests

How are the parks designed around you? Read this article by Bill Rosenberg, Director of Parks and Facilities, and learn how the community is engaged[...]

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May
23
Help us “Raise the Flag” for Memorial Park

Help us “Raise the Flag”! Fundraising efforts are currently underway for the renovation of Memorial Park. Spearheaded by Jim Benzin of the Carol Stream VFW[...]

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