Things to Do in Carol Stream

Fun Things to Do in Carol Stream

Carol Stream Park District is recognized as one of the best in the state, winning two national gold medals and being the first in Illinois to receive a LEEDS Silver Certification for the eco-friendly facility, Fountain View Recreation Center. The park district maintains more than 40 parks and playgrounds; many link to regional trail systems and nearby county forest preserves. Picnic shelters are available to rent, in addition to garden plots at the beautiful Slepicka Park. Licensed fishing is available at 15 neighborhood lakes.

Fountain View Recreation Center serves as a hub for recreation activities. The center includes an indoor swimming pool, a full-service fitness center, three-court gymnasium, running/walking track and multi-purpose rooms to rent for business meetings, corporate events or parties.

Fitness Center members enjoy modern exercise equipment and fitness classes throughout the day. A variety of classes are offered that accommodate business member who may want to work out at lunch or before or after work. If you work in Carol Stream, you can take advantage of resident rates. Business or corporate memberships are also available.

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, pickleball and volleyball. Simkus is also home to popular special events like Bunny Bash, Boo Fest and Teeny Weeny New Year’s Eve Ball.

Adjacent to Simkus Recreation Center is Coral Cove Water Park, which features water slides; a 15-foot climbing wall, drop slide and diving board; water playground with dumping bucket and playground for tots. A poolside café provides shaded seating and made-to-order fresh food selections. Coral Cove hosts birthday parties and private rentals.

McCaslin Park features baseball diamonds with turf infields, lighting and a hub with concession stand, playground and picnic tables. Other amenities include a larger playground, Bankshot basketball court, water spray playground, large picnic shelter, bag toss game areas, sand volleyball court and an accessible fishing station. McCaslin Park is home to Coyote Crossing Mini Golf course, a railroad-themed 18-hole course. Enjoy a variety of discounts and special events like Cosmic Golf nights.

Dog lovers and their four-legged friends revel at the off-leash Bark Park. An annual membership provides owners and their pets a choice of separate large and small dog play areas with agility equipment.

Armstrong Park is the district’s largest park. Features include lighted ball fields with hub, playground, in-line skate rink, sand volleyball and basketball court. Walk the trails around the reservoir to Lake George and then to Balog Island, which is home to a colony of Purple Martins. Pass the baseball hub as you walk to the north end of the park, which features another ball field, a large picnic shelter and the KidsWorld playground.

The Carol Stream Park District offers over 200 recreational programs each season for all ages, from tots to seniors. Call for a seasonal activity guide at (630) 784-6100 or browse one at

Contact us

Carol Stream Park District | (630) 784-6100

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

Simkus Recreation Center
849 W. Lies Rd., Carol Stream

Elk Trail Recreation Center (Preschool)
160 W. Elk Trail, Carol Stream

Coral Cove Water Park
849 W. Lies Rd., Carol Stream

Coyote Crossing Mini Golf & McCaslin Park
27W650 North Ave., West Chicago