Simkus Recreation Center


Due to the extension of the State-mandated “Stay at Home” Order, all Carol Stream Park District facilities will remain closed and unstaffed through June 14. Join us for our Tentative Reopening Date and Return to “limited” operations and programming on June 15. Playgrounds remain closed. We thank you for your patience and ask that you understand this is subject to change pending the most recent updates. We look forwarding to serving you soon!

The Hub of Recreation Within Carol Stream

Simkus Recreation Center was named for Robert Simkus, who was a Park Board Commissioner at the time that it was built and was instrumental in bringing a recreation center to Carol Stream.

The Center includes multiple classrooms for various programming throughout the year. It includes a large gymnasium that is used for programmed classes as well as open gym times and rentals.

This is one location for registering for all courses the park district offers. It is also the home of Coral Cove Water Park.

The facility has many rooms that are available for rental, from our gym that will hold up to 400 guests to a small room for a birthday party either put on by the park district or hosted on your own.

Facility Features

  • Classrooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Gymnastics Gymnasium
  • Dance Studios


Simkus Recreation Center is home to dance, gymnastics, summer day camp, and theater programs. The gymnasium is host to various indoor sports, such as archery, basketball and volleyball. Simkus is also home to popular special events like Bunny Bash, Boo Fest and Teeny Weeny New Year’s Eve Ball.

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