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Parks and Recreation

Fountain View Recreation Center
910 N. Gary Ave.,
Carol Stream

Simkus Recreation Center
849 W. Lies Road, Carol Stream
(630) 784-6100 www.csparks.org

Just recently nominated for a third time, the two-time national Gold Medal award-winning Carol Stream Park District is recognized as one of the best in the nation. Amenities include more than 40 different parks and playgrounds, a “Most Loved Preschool” on the social media site Hulafrog and two recreation centers, Simkus and Fountain View.

The 90,000-square-foot Fountain View Recreation Center opened in September 2013 and serves as a hub for recreation activities. The center includes an indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, gymnasium with three full basketball courts, three multipurpose rooms on the first floor and a second floor running/walking track.

Two walls of the new fitness center feature giant floor-to-ceiling windows offering members natural lighting and a spectacular view of Veteran’s Lake and park to members as they swim, work out or take a lap around the track. The spacious new facility boasts many green features that make it energy efficient and easier on the environment.

The Fountain View Fitness Center has just over 4,000 inclusive members, enjoying state-of-the-art and digital equipment and over 80 fitness classes. The most popular classes are Zumba, Women on Weights and Body Pump.

Classes accommodate business member who may want to work out at lunch or before and after work. Classes start between 5:15 and 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and numerous classes after 5:30 p.m. are designed for the evening fitness enthusiast.

The Fountain View Recreation Center is a benefit to residents, business and the community, encouraging all to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay physically active. If you work in Carol Stream but live elsewhere, you can take advantage of resident rates. Business or corporate memberships are also available. A fit employee has good morale, reduced health care costs and reduced absenteeism.

The park district offers more than 200 activity and recreation programs each season, from tiny tots to active families and seniors. The park district also offers an outdoor water park, mini golf course and multiple grass and Astroturf sports fields. Annual special events include the CSBarks dog festival in September and Just Play! – the area’s largest free sports and recreation festival – held in May. If you’ve ever wanted to try a new recreational activity, Just Play is the time to do so.

Dog lovers and their four-legged friends revel at the off-leash dog park, Bark Park, which opened in 2011. Bark Park features large and small dog play areas surrounded by a four-foot high chain link fence.

A family destination, McCaslin Park, features four baseball diamonds with Astroturf infields, lighting and a busy hub with concession stand, playground, picnic tables and gazebos. New in 2015, the park unveiled a bankshot basketball court, water spray playground, updates to a larger playground, large picnic shelter with permanent grill, two bag toss game areas, sand volleyball court and accessible fishing station. McCaslin Park is also home to Coyote Crossing Mini Golf course.

Parks are connected by miles of trails that link to regional trail systems and nearby county forest preserves.

Choose from a wide variety of recreation programs each season for all ages, from sports leagues and martial arts to dance, gymnastics and senior day trips. Call (630) 784-6100 to request a seasonal activity guide.

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