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School Year Programs for Your Kids!


Remote Learning Child Care

The Park District is partnering with CCSD93 to provide ActivKids Remote Learning Child Care at Simkus Recreation Center. Students will be supervised during school hours of 8:45am-2:15pm. Before Care from 6:30-8:45am and After Care from 2:15-6:30pm will also be available. This program is for students’ remote learning days only. Staff will facilitate a safe learning experience during the school day; however, they are not teachers and will not provide educational support or tutoring. Occasional activity breaks will be planned during the school day. Registration for Mondays, Tuesdays/Thursdays, and Wednesdays/Fridays will be offered. Daily options are not available. Full details will be announced soon.

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Preschool

The health and safety of our preschoolers is paramount! We’ve implemented a modified operations plan to include social-distancing measures, wellness standards, intense cleaning and sanitizing procedures, face covering requirements, and new drop-off and pick-up protocol. Our modified operations are subject to change based on further guidance from local, state and federal authorities. Preschool Starts September 8.

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Virtual Preschool

Not ready for In-person learning for your 3 or 4 year old? Coming soon: Virtual Preschool, We’re offering three 45-minute classes each week via Zoom this fall. This structured program will have mirrored elements of our in-person preschool program, such as themes, crafts, story time, letter and name recognition, listening and socialization skills.

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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 an upgrade. This upgrade means the District can refinance at an even lower interest rate. That translates to lower repayments on future debt. We are estimating a present value savings of $1.8M through this refinancing process.

New York, August 03, 2020 — Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the Carol Stream Park District, IL’s general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) and general obligation limited tax (GOLT) ratings to A1 from A2, affecting $38 million in rated debt. The upgrade to A1 reflects the district’s strong financial performance over the past few years resulting in sound fund balance and liquidity. The A1 rating also reflects the district’s low pension burden and economic ties to the Chicago metro area supporting the district’s comparatively high resident incomes.

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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 in fitness programs and services in accordance with the latest Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Restore Illinois guidelines. The following information is subject to change. Check this page and your email regularly for updates.

 

Modified Hours

Monday – Friday:    5am to 1pm  &  3pm to 10pm
Saturday:   6am  to 1pm  &  3pm to 6pm
Sunday:   6am to 1pm  &  3pm to 6pm

 

VIEW VIDEO about new Safety & Cleaning Procedures, and about Member Expectations

 

FOUNTAIN VIEW FITNESS CENTER
Reopening: July 6 with restrictions
No fees for current members in July & August!

Due to the COVID-19 closure, monthly membership fees were not charged in April, May and June. And, because we understand that everyone may not be ready to resume working out yet, we won’t be charging you, whether you use your membership or not, until September 1. You must be a current all-inclusive member to receive July and August FREE. Annual members will also get April through August free, with a 5-month extension on their membership.

 

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Indoor Pools

 

What we ask of our members:

 

Modified Operations:

If you have questions about these guidelines or any other Fountain View Fitness information, email us at workout@csparks.org or call 630-784-6100.

 

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 safety of all participants and staff as we return to our facilities and programs. Staff has been making plans in accordance with the State’s Restore Illinois Plan.

Since entering Phase 4 of the plan, we are excited to be able to offer more programs and sports. The following list is just a snapshot so you can see what’s coming up. Look for our new DIGITAL Activity Guide for July and August activities around July 7-8. Email info@csparks.org to be placed on the email list or friend us on Facebook to get the post with link.

July 11 – Adult and Youth 3-on-3 Basketball league (indoors)
July 13 – Drawing classes (outdoors)
July 13 – Tot/Kid Rock Music classes
July 13 – Private Swim lessons
July 14 – Swim Team Conditioning
July 17 – Tween/Teen Glow Golf
July 20 – Private Voice lessons (outdoors or virtual)
July 20 – Dance classes (outdoors)
July 20 – Gymnastics classes (indoors)
July 20 – Baseball/Softball camp
July 21 – Summer Preschool
July 25 – Carol Stream Parks Foundation Annual Duck Race (virtual)
July 25 – Kids First Flag Football and Multisport classes
July 27 – Gymnastics camp (indoors)
July 27 – Youth Soccer 3-on-3 league
July 28 – Parking Lot Bingo for Seniors
July 31 – Teenie Weenie Drive-in Movie

On July 6 we reopen the Fountain View Fitness Center to members with modified hours and guidelines. Group fitness classes are limited to assure proper cleaning time in between and social distancing. And we have expectations for our members. View video from the Fitness Center Division Manager, Brian Kucharski, to see your modified fitness center. The Indoor lap pool will open to members with a reservation. The Warm Water Therapy pool will also open, although classes are not scheduled at this time.

Playgrounds have reopened! Please follow social distancing guidelines. Parks and trails have remained open for walking, jogging and biking. The following amenities were opened at the end of Phase 3:

In addition, we are offering the following services and special programs in a “modified” manner with safety measures and protocols in place:

To see modifications being made to specific programs, such as Awesome Adventure Camp, Coyote Crossing Mini Golf, or Fountain View Fitness Center, go to those webpages at csparks.org.

The Simkus Recreation Center is reopening for in-person registration on July 6 between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Come through the front door and be sure to have a face covering. Otherwise, the Simkus Recreation Center will ONLY be open for Awesome Adventure Camp and weekend indoor 3-on-3 basketball leagues at this time.

Our Park District Team is prepared to adjust and make appropriate changes as are required in Phase 4-Revitalization. We are planning to bring back room rentals at the Simkus Recreation Center and rentals of park pavilions for groups of less than 50. We’re taking reservations now.

The Carol Stream Park District is here for your recreation needs. We will continue to work hard to keep the parks and trails clean, modify summer events and programs where possible, and continue to provide memorable experiences for your family this summer.

If you still have questions, give a call at 630-784-6100 or email us at info@csparks.org and we’ll respond. We are excited to have you back, and thank you for your support!

 

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 and follow social distancing guidelines as well as other Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.

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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 attempt to reopen the amenities and programs. I want you to know that our staff has been working diligently to ensure the health and safety of all participants and staff as we return to our facilities and programs. Please know that our website is continuously updated with the most current information as we progress through this; but, as always, if you have a question and can’t find the answer at csparks.org, don’t hesitate to email us at info@csparks.org or give us a call at 630-784-6100. We are here for you!

Staff has been making plans in accordance with the State’s Restore Illinois Plan. Since entering Phase 4 of the plan, we have reopened the following park district amenities:

In addition, we are offering the following services and special programs in a “modified” manner with safety measures and protocols in place:

To see modifications being made to specific programs, such as Awesome Adventure Camp, Coyote Crossing Mini Golf, or Fountain View Fitness Center, go to those webpages at csparks.org.

The Simkus Recreation Center will ONLY be open for Awesome Adventure Camp (6/15) and a weekend indoor 3-on-3 basketball league (early July) at this time. However, the Simkus Recreation Center is opening for in-person registration starting July 6 but only between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. The Fountain View Recreation Center will remain closed. July 6 is our tentative reopen date for the Fountain View Fitness Center. Members will receive correspondence prior to the reopen date.

Fountain View Fitness all-inclusive members were not charged for membership in April, May or June. And, because we understand that not all members may be ready to resume working out yet, we won’t be charging for July and August either. We’d like to give our fitness members time to feel comfortable with our new, modified operations that focus on the safety of our members and staff. Members can visit the Fitness Update link for more detailed information on our reopening plan along with guidelines for our new outdoor fitness classes.

Our Park District Team is prepared to adjust and make appropriate changes as are required in Phase 4-Revitalization. We are planning to bring back room rentals at the Simkus Recreation Center and rentals of park pavilions for groups of less than 50. We’re taking reservations now.

Parks and trails have remained open for walking, jogging and biking during the stay-at-home order as long as social distancing guidelines are followed; and you, the community, have been using them extensively. Playgrounds have just been reopened.

While this summer is going to be different, the Carol Stream Park District is here for your recreation needs. We will continue to work hard to keep the parks and trails clean, modify summer events and programming where possible, and continue to provide memorable experiences for your family this summer. We are excited to have you back, and thank you again for your support!

Sincerely,
Jim Reuter
Executive Director
Carol Stream Park District

 

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 accepting all golfers throughout the day to golf without reservations.  This will be on a first-come first-serve basis.  All Social Distancing rules will apply.  Please allow two holes of separation between all groups. Must wear face covering when social distancing requirements cannot be met.
Read the 2020 Season Guidelines before your visit so you know what to expect.
We look forward to seeing you!
2020 Season Guidelines

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 News.

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We have also created an “Activities while you Stay at Home ” webpage with some ideas on what to do if you’re getting stir crazy. It includes home workouts, indoor and outdoor ideas for fun, social media games and more.

ACTIVITIES WHILE YOU STAY AT HOME

If there is an activity you would like to see on this page, email us your idea at info@csparks.org.

Stay well, stay safe, stay socially distant, stay smart.

#AllInIllinois #InThisTogether #CarolStreamTough

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 the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carol Stream Park District will be keeping the Coral Cove Water Park closed for the 2020 swim season. If you already purchased a 2020 season pass, your park district account will be credited.
The Carol Stream Park District Board and Staff feel this is the right decision for the health and safety of the community as we continue to cope with how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. There are still so many questions we wish we could answer. The Park District has not been spared from the evolving challenges we face in not opening up facilities, not running programs and canceling events. As one of the biggest employers in the community, we also understand the huge impact caused by not hiring seasonal staff. We are truly heartbroken that we are unable to bring you the recreational opportunities we had planned and that you are used to seeing and enjoying.
We also understand that Coral Cove Water Park provides immeasurable benefits to the community. Coral Cove provides fun days in the sun, a place to make family memories, a great place for friends to play, or a local place to hang out. However, ensuring the safety and well-being of the community, visitors and staff must take priority.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend visiting water parks. To operate Coral Cove Water Park, we would still need to comply with social distancing (keeping people 6 feet or more apart), size limitations (keeping gatherings under 50 people), and cleaning/disinfecting guidelines. We considered the impact of these recommendations on the pool, our community, visitors and staff; and we determined it is unclear how to open the water park and still comply with the strict limits and safety protocols issued by the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
The Carol Stream Park District is anxious to fully serve our residents and get life back to “normal,” but we must do so based on the recommendations of our State Officials and the CDC; we take our responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 seriously. The safety and well-being of our residents must remain at the forefront in order to see any return to normalcy in the future. This overall effort is our highest priority.
Thank you for understanding and stay safe.
Sincerely,
Jim Reuter
Executive Director
Carol Stream Park District
#InThisTogether

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. It helps us to know what is on our residents’ minds, what is important to you at this time.

The COVID-19 crisis we are currently living through has produced so many questions and “what-if’s” about park district programs, facilities, parks, events, camps, sports leagues, etc. We honestly want to answer all your questions, and we hope to do so in due time. We are closely monitoring the day-to-day news and Illinois government briefings; but right now, we do not have answers. Our decisions will be based on questions like:

  1. Will Illinois extend or adjust the Stay at Home Order?
  2. Will the CDC continue to recommend a limit on numbers for public gatherings?
  3. Will the 6-foot social distancing requirement continue, and for how long?

The answers to these questions alone will have a profound effect on when and how we reopen our facilities, how we run our programs and operations, and how we implement safety measures moving forward. Until we have a better understanding of these answers (which could still evolve and change), the more confident we can be in our answers to you. We ask for your patience and understanding as we all manage through this predicament together.

In the meantime, our recreation staff has been posting an “Activity of the Day” on Facebook to keep you and your families engaged and to let you know that we are thinking about you. We’ve created an Activities page on the website that has up-to-date information about parks, and things to do, both indoors and outdoors. The page includes some interesting resources to educate and keep you “in the know”.

Currently, trails remain open while it is safe to do so. Walkers, joggers, cyclists – everyone should practice social distancing even outdoors. The Activities web page provides a statement and link to the National Recreation and Park Association about how to practice social distancing while outdoors.

The Carol Stream Park District is tentatively set to open on May 11. Programs that have previously been canceled will remain so. We will confirm this date when we are certain, based on State and Federal directives. Until then, as answers to inquiries and information become available, we will keep you informed via communication through emails and our website.

Thank you. Stay Safe!
Jim Reuter
Executive Director
Carol Stream Park District

 

 

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