Ages 18+

Join the Bike Club!

The Carol Stream Parks Foundation bike club accommodates all skill groups. Each bike ride leaves from the Simkus Recreation Center the second Thursday of the month at 6pm and the fourth Saturday of the month at 9am. Bike Club rides twice a month, May through October. Bike rides are led by one of our guides. All proceeds go to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation.

Custom Private Swim Lessons for Kids & Adults

We add lessons monthly
Age 3+

We have custom private swim classes that allow you to schedule based on your own time. 

Adult & Teen -  Swimming

New session begins Nov 7
Ages 13+

Become confident and comfortable in the water by learning breathing techniques and basic strokes such as freestyle and backstroke.

Fees vary per length of session
Fountain View Recreation Center

Adult Volleyball Leagues

Sep 12-Nov 21
Ages 18+

Monday and Friday Leagues
Teams play a regular season followed by a postseason tournament.

Still in progress

Adult Cup in Hand Kickball Tournament

Sep 13-Oct 25 - League

Co-ed teams play a 6-game regular season followed by a single elimination playoff.

Still in progress

Adult Basketball Leagues

Sep 26-Dec 19
Ages 18+

Teams play a regular season followed by a postseason tournament.

Tuesday League $575
Fountain View Recreation Center

Still in progress

Adult Pickleball League

Oct 7-Nov 18 
Ages 18+

Season consists of 6 games followed by a tournament. Games are self-officiated.

Still in progress

Adult Tumbling Drop-In

Oct 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec 7

Drop-In dates available each week in the Fall 2021 session for those who are not able to commit to the full 14 weeks. Sign up for any Tuesday you would like to attend. Advanced registration required in order to prevent cancellation.

Simkus Recreation Center

Basic Photography Techniques

Oct 19 & 21
Age 18+

Improve your overall skill level and take better digital photos with this basic overview of digital camera techniques. From the camera on the iPhone to a point-and shoot-model, advanced DSLR, and everything in between, this session is for you, whether you're new to digital technology or want to improve your picture-taking experience.

$33 R / $50 NR
Wheaton Park District Community Center

Adult Softball - Halloween Havoc 12" Tournament

Oct 23-Oct 24
Ages 17+

Join us for this two day Softball Tournament. Prepare your team for one of your last tournaments of your season. Teams will compete in a pool play into single elimination for prizes.

Hard Rock Casino

Oct 26
Ages 21+

This new state-of-the-art casino brings world-class gaming to Gary, Indiana. Test your luck with over 1,800 table games and slot machines. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of their several restaurants. Must be 21+ with a valid state ID.

Pick up at Simkus: 9a-3p
Registration Due Date: 10/15
$15 R / $21 NR

Fencing - Advanced

Oct 27-Dec 15
Ages 8+

Fencing develops coordination, builds strength, speed and endurance, requires good sportsmanship and builds quick decision making skills. 


Oct 27-Dec 1
Ages 18+

Discover the equestrian world with beginning riding lessons and experience in horse handling, grooming and tacking. Lessons are held in heated arena during inclement weather.

$150 R / $170 NR
Dunham Woods Farm

People Training Dogs

Oct 31 - Dec 12
Nov 3 - Dec 8
Nov 4 - Dec 9 (Continued)

Ages 18+

Does your dog take you for a walk or run away when you call them? This educational class teaches you how to recognize and control problems before they become unmanageable. Your dog learns to heel, sit, down, stay, stand for a veterinary exam, and come when called. Dogs five months or older are welcome.

$130 R / $150 NR
$105 R / $125 NR (Continued)
Wheaton Park District Community Center

Mushrooms, Mosses & Mums

Nov 5

The Domes in Milwaukee is a living museum filled with plants from across the globe. Visit the desert oasis, tropical jungle with koi fish and birds, and show garden with this season’s special exhibit – Mushrooms, Mosses, and Mums. This fall showcase includes unique forest species set alongside a fantastic mum collection. Lunch is on your own at Culvers before the exhibit.

Pick up Simkus: 9:00a-4:15p.
Extensive Activity.
Registration Due Date: 10/1
$25 R / $31 NR

Four Winds Casino

Nov 9
Ages 21+

At the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI, choose from blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, poker, keno, and over 3,000 slots, including penny machines. Receive a $10 credit towards lunch and $15 for slot play. A valid state ID is required.

Pick up: Simkus 8:20am-6:30pm
Registration Due Date: 9/1
$24 R / $30 NR

West Coast Swing Dance

Nov 10 - Dec 15
Ages 18+

The appeal of West Coast Swing is that it is an adaptable dance, it can be danced to a variety of musical styles and genres!

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District


Nov 11 - Dec 16
Nov 12 - Dec 7

Ages 18+

This class is designed for the beginner to learn how to watercolor and the experienced watercolorist to hone their own skills. Learn technique and color theory, coupled with demos and with individual guidance. All levels welcome.

Supply list available at

$58 R / $78 NR
Wheaton Park District Community Center

Ballroom Dancing

Nov 11 - Dec 16
Ages 18+

Master the basics of the Waltz and Foxtrot. Get ready to hit the dance floor with confidence after this energy-packed class.

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District

Swing Dancing

Nov 11 - Dec 16
Ages 18+

Learn how to dance Swing with ease and confidence. Basic lead and follow techniques are covered in addition to many popular patterns.

$50 R /$70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District

Heartsaver CPR/AED

Nov 11
Dec 14

Ages 10+

Learn how to keep the circulatory system working on adults, children, and infants while you wait for the ambulance to arrive. This class is designed for lay rescuers only, NOT healthcare providers.

$90 R / $110 NR
Bartlett Community Center

Adult Softball - Turkey Shoot 12" Tournament

Nov 13-Nov 14
Ages 17+

Enjoy a weekend of good fun, competition, and of course, TURKEY! Teams will compete in a double elimination tournament. Tournament prizes will include T-Shirts, cash and... Turkey!!!

Cinderella at the Paramount

Dec 1

Join us for a trip to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora for the most beloved fairy tale that delights and enchants young and old alike with jaw-dropping magic in this reimagined take on the classic story.

Experience extra magic in the Paramount's Grand Gallery, decked out for the holidays with a giant two-story, fully decorated Christmas tree. Lunch before the show includes salad, rolls, meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn and cookies/brownies for dessert.

Trip includes Ticket, Lunch and Transportation from the ARC Center located at 201 W. National Street in West Chicago. Plan to arrive by 10:45am as bus leaves promptly at 11:00am. Moderate Activity.

Registration Due Date: 11/1
$58 R / $64 NR

Grand Victoria Casino

Dec 2
Ages 21+

Come along to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin! Show off your card game at your choice of tables (Blackjack; Craps; Roulette; Three-card; Mississippi Stud; High Card Flush; or Baccarat) or try your luck at over 860 slots. All participants receive $10 in free cash play. Lunch is on your own at one of the casino’s amenities. Must be 21+ with a valid state ID.

Pick up at Simkus: 9a-3p
Registration Due Date: 11/15
$15 R / $21 NR

Conservatory Holiday Show

Dec 8

The Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago is one of the largest in the nation, with 12 acres of indoor and outdoor garden space. For over 110 years the Conservatory has been celebrating the holidays with a colorful and inspired display of plants and flowers. Be amazed at the wonders of nature this holiday season! Lunch is on your own at Portillo’s prior to our visit.

Pick up at Simkus: 10:15a-4:00p.
Extensive Activity.
Registration Due Date: 11/15
$20 R / $26 NR

Holiday Hangover 3 on 3 Tournament

Dec 11
Ages 17+

3 on 3 adult basketball tournament. All games self-officiated. Round Robin tournament followed by a Single elimination playoff. Winners will receive cash prizes.

Fountain View Recreation Center

Classic Crooners

Dec 14

Get in the holiday spirit at this classy and exciting show at Starved Rock Lodge! Featuring Christmas songs from classic crooners like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole, this set is sure to impress. A hot lunch buffet is included.

Pick up at Simkus: 9:30a-4:45p.
Registration Due Date: 12/1
$62 R / $68 NR