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.

Private Swim Lessons for Kids and Adults

We add lessons monthly!
Age 3+

We have custom private and private swim classes.

Custom Private Swim Classes allow you to schedule based on your own time.

Private Swim classes follow a set Park District schedule.

ADSB Tournament - One Nation Super Series D NIT

Jul 31 - Aug 1
Ages 16+

One Nation 12" Men's Sanctioned Tournament. Teams will compete in a double elimination tournament for prizes and One Nation points.

Adult Softball Leagues

Aug 9 - Oct 4 - Mondays
Aug 10 - Oct 26 - Tuesdays
Aug 11 - Oct 6 - Wednesdays
Aug 12 - Oct 21 - Thursdays
Aug 22 - Oct 17 - Sundays
Aug 24 - Oct 26 - Tuesdays  Co-ed 12-inch

Ages 17+

Forever Young - ZENTANGLE

Aug 10

Zentangles are a type of “doodle art.” Made up of repeating or structured patterns and textures, they increase your focus while ramping up your creative abilities. Join with a friend and enjoy a relaxing day of coloring and drawing while sipping on a cup of coffee!

Adult Pickleball League

Aug 12 - Sep 23
Oct 7-Nov 18 

Ages 18+

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

Adult Cup in Hand Kickball Tournament

Aug 13 - Tournament
Sep 13-Oct 25 - League

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

West Coast Swing Dance

Aug 18 - Sep 22
Sep 29 - Nov 3
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!

Ice Skating - Teen/Adult Basics

Aug 19-Oct 7
Aug 21-Oct 9

Ages 14+

Classes are tailored to individual needs.

Ballroom Dancing

Aug 19 - Sep 23
Sep 30 - Nov 4
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.

Swing Dancing

Aug 19 - Sep 23
Sep 30 - Nov 4
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.

Heartsaver CPR/AED

Aug 25
Sep 14
Oct 13
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.

Adult Tumbling

Aug 31-Dec 7

Looking to try something new or renew a passion? This adult class is for you! We work at your individual pace and use mats and drills to suit your skill level. All tumbling levels are welcome!

Adult Tumbling Drop-In

Aug 31
Sep 7, 14, 21, 28
Oct 5, 12, 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.

Golf Lessons

Sep 7-23
Ages 17+

Lessons focus on basic swing, chipping, putting, and pitching techniques.

Adult Floor Hockey League

Sep 7-Nov 16
Ages 18+

League includes twelve (30 min) games plus double elimination tournament.

Fencing - Advanced

Sep 8-Oct 20
Oct 27-Dec 15
Ages 8+

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


Sep 9-30
Oct 7 - Nov 4
Oct 8 - Nov 5
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

People Training Dogs

Sep 12 - Oct 17
Sep 15 - Oct 20
Sep 16 - Oct 14 (Continued)
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.

Adult Volleyball Leagues

Sep 12-Nov 21
Ages 18+

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

Historic Naperville Trolley Tour

Sep 14

Learn about the history of Naperville while enjoying a trolley ride. Lunch after the tour is on your own at The Lantern Tavern and Grill.

Pick up at Simkus: 9:30a-2p
Registration Due Date: 8/15

Four Winds Casino

Sep 24
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

Adult Softball Tournament - Homerun Smash

Sep 25
Ages 17+

This double elimination tournament is different than all other tournaments, unlimited homeruns!

Adult Basketball Leagues

Sep 26-Dec 19
Ages 18+

Teams play a regular season followed by a postseason tournament.

Sip-and-Stroll at the Park

Ages 21+

Sip-and-Stroll your way around Red Hawk Park sampling brews and fall food favorites from local vendors, at our inaugural event. Outside food and beverages not allowed at this special event.

We welcome your leashed pets. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after the pets accompanying them.

All participants must register for a arrival time slot. This event will be held rain or shine. No refunds are available. Dress for the weather, and enjoy the event with whatever the day presents!


Oct 3

Hop aboard our bus and join us for a trip to Glendale, WI, to celebrate Oktoberfest! For 60 years, this family friendly festival at the Bavarian Bierhaus represents a true Oktoberfest. Enjoy live music and great food outdoors under mural decorated buildings - just like in Munich, Germany. Lunch is on your own.

Pick up at Simkus: 9:00a-7:15p.
Extensive Activity.
Registration Due Date: 9/15.

Paying for College without Going Broke

Oct 5
Age 18+

Explore the complex world of need-based and merit-based financial aid. Parents and students learn strategies for lowering their EFC (Expected Family Contribution), the new FAFSA rules, and tips for optimizing college admissions and scholarships.

Adult Dodgeball League

Oct 6-Dec 8
Ages 18+

League includes twelve (30 min) games plus double elimination tournament.

Autumn on the River

Oct 12

Take in the colors of fall on this river cruise at Starved Rock Lodge! After an included lunch at the lodge, the narrated trolley tour gives us insight on the history and legends of the area on the way to our cruise aboard the Eagle I through Starved Rock State Park.

Pick-Up Times: Simkus 8:45am-5:15pm.
Registration Due Date: 9/15.

Financial Planning Today

Oct 14-28
Age 18+

Retirement Planning Today® is designed for adults looking to retire anytime within the next 15 years. The course is designed to teach you how to build wealth and align your money with your values to accomplish your goals in life. Whether you plan to retire next year or 15 years from now, the information you learn in this class can deliver rewards throughout your lifetime.

Haunted Golf (21+)

Oct 16
Ages 21+

Each year the ghosts and ghouls come out to haunt Coyote Crossing Mini Golf... are you brave enough to dare 18 holes with them? Test your nerves of steel while mini-golfing with the roaming spirit.

Each admission includes a drink ticket and goodie bag. Additional alcohol and concessions are available for purchase. Reserve your tee time slot now! Walk-ups, may be accommodated if space is available. Walk-up fee $15R/$22NR

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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

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

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.

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.