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Carol Stream still seeking name for rec center

The planned $18 million, 90,846-square-foot Carol Stream Park District recreation center still does not have an official name — but the park board could decide by Monday.

The planned $18 million, 90,846-square-foot Carol Stream Park District recreation center still does not have an official name -- but the park board could decide by Monday.

 
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Carol Stream Park District officials have narrowed the list of potential names for their new recreation center to four.

They're asking for the public's opinion on the names in an online survey available until 4 p.m. Friday. The results will be given to the park board to assist in making a final decision, which is expected to come Monday.

The finalists are: Carol Stream Recreation Center; Cornerstone Recreation Center; Fountain View Recreation Center; and The Rec.

A separate online survey in August asked for feedback on eight different names, which had been selected by park staff from 189 original suggestions from residents. But the park board went back to the drawing board after some board members said they weren't impressed with any of the eight names.

Now, after more discussion and brainstorming sessions by the board, the final four names are up for consideration.

The park district's marketing staff expects to begin promoting the new name on brochures and materials in January.

The two-story, 90,846-square-foot recreation center now under construction at the Town Center at Gary Avenue and Lies Road will feature a gymnasium with three basketball courts, 25-yard-long swimming pool, fitness center, running track and program rooms.

The $18 million project is the marquee feature of a $37 million parks improvement program approved by voters in February 2010.

The facility is expected to have a soft opening next summer with a grand opening in the fall.

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