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The Outdoors and Social Distancing

Posted on March 26, 2020

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 do hope you are finding ways to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. With the weather improving, I encourage you to take a walk, ride your bike, get fresh air.
I want to share with you a statement from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) that supports the safe use of parks during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read Statement
The Carol Stream Park District supports this statement, and we encourage you to use our open spaces to maintain your physical and mental health. However, a few rules apply per the Governor’s proclamation in response to this ongoing situation and the STAY AT HOME Order:
Our parks will remain open at this time, including the Bark Park. If you visit one of our parks, you must follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations of practicing safe social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance from others and staying home if you are sick. Note that park restrooms are not open at this time. Parks staff continue to pick up garbage on Mondays and Fridays.
All playgrounds are CLOSED until further notice as directed by the State of Illinois.
The following Carol Stream Park District facilities will remain closed through May 10. As the situation continues to evolve, cancellations and closure information may change:
  • Fountain View Recreation Center
  • Simkus Recreation Center
  • Elk Trail Recreation Center
  • Maintenance Facility
  • McCaslin Sports Complex
In compliance with the STAY AT HOME Order, phones are not being manned through April 7. During this time, if you need to contact us, reach out to us via email at info@csparks.org. We will do our best to respond to you Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm via email.
CANCELED PROGRAMS AND EVENTS (including Fountain View Fitness)
All programs, rentals, indoor/outdoor activities and events that may exceed 50 or more people are canceled through May 10. As the situation continues to evolve, cancellations and closure information may change.
The following programs are tentatively scheduled to begin as explained below. Should additional information or executive orders be issued, these dates may change:
  • Youth and Adult Sports – More detailed information for participants registered in youth and adult sports will be coming soon. Staff is currently working on adjusting start dates for all sports leagues and will be in contact with participants no later than Monday, March 30.
  • Coyote Crossing Mini Golf – season to open on May 1; some limitations apply, such as limiting the amount of visitors. Social distancing procedures will be in place. We will clean and sanitize equipment before and after each use.
We have posted information about credits and refunds on our website.
The Carol Stream Park District thanks you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We ask that you take all precautions and stay healthy. We will forge through this but we must do it together.
Be a Good Human and stay safe!
Jim Reuter
Executive Director
Carol Stream Park District
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