Attention: Construction is progressing at Community Park with a tentative completion date of July 2024. Soccer fields may not open until the fall 2024, but is tentative at this time. Picnic shelters are not available to rent at this time. Updates will be given mid-summer. Direct your questions to email@example.com or call 630-784-6100.
Community Park is a 63-acre park located in the far southeast corner of Carol Stream. The park was originally named Milton Township Park, but was rededicated in 1982. The park was formerly owned and operated by the Village of Carol Stream, Carol Stream Park District, Wheaton Park District and Glen Ellyn Park District. Currently, the park is owned by the Village of Carol Stream and operated by the Carol Stream Park District. Community Park is the second largest park in Carol Stream. (Armstrong park is the largest.)
Carol Stream Park Board Commissioner Brian Sokolowski and Executive Director Jim Reuter spoke about the Community Park Renovation Project, how it’s been a vision for some time, how it’s going to increase accessibility to the neighborhood, and they spoke about some of the great features coming to the park that families will love.
Carol Stream Park District Board of Commissioners, Staff and visiting Legislators kicked off the Community Park Renovation Project at a Groundbreaking Ceremony on April 17.
Thank you to all who came out to this groundbreaking event!
Present: Commissioners Powers, Bird, Gramann, Jaszka, Jeffery, and Commissioner Elect Witteck.
Staff: Executive Director Reuter, Deputy Director Rini, Directors Bachewicz, Hamilton, Superintendents Adamson, Quinn and Scumaci, Managers Kenny, Kucharski, Mondlock; Supervisors Chapman, Eidukas, Falco, Maxey, Executive Assistant Greninger, Parks Foreman Slanker and Intern Wascher.
The following from the state, county and village: Michael DeLazzer from Senator Lewis’ office; Representative Amy Grant; Representative Jennifer Sanalitro; Justin Burau from Representative Sanalitro’s office; DuPage County Commissioners Schwarze and Zay; Carol Stream Police Social Services Officers McNamara, Marina Hernandez and Budier; Village Engineer Greg Ulreich; Robert Ijams and Patty King from Wight & Company; and Mercy Housing Manager Mary Anselmo.
This project is possible through a grant from the DuPage County Community Development Block Grant, a land donation from the Village of Carol Stream, and the District’s Park Board commitment to bringing recreational opportunities and space to this area of the community. We are excited to begin construction for a park that will be enjoyed for years to come!
See groundbreaking photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/csparkdistrict/albums/72177720307599361
See groundbreaking video: https://youtu.be/Q6JqW03twQM
See Pre-Renovation photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/csparkdistrict/albums/72177720307674096
We have sought your input about the future development of Community Park, located within the boundaries of North & Gary Avenues, Geneva Road and President Street. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
1/21/22: The Carol Stream Park District has been made aware that it is the Recipient of a Community Development Block Grant ($600,000) to cover a portion of the improvements that have been planned by the Community in the Master Planning Process for that site. Staff is hopeful that additional funding opportunities will come along so the entire project can be constructed.
See rendering of renovation plans.