Jay Stream founded Carol Stream in 1959. Purchased originally as unincorporated farmland, and now offering education, parks and infrastructure, Carol Stream is a lovely place to call home. Carol Stream has a wide selection of parks and recreational activities from which to choose, with 36 parks and playgrounds, an outdoor water park, two recreational centers and a mini-golf course. Students in Carol Stream are served by the Benjamin School District 25, CCSD 93, the Elgin Area School District U46 and Wheaton School District 200. Throughout the surrounding area, Carol Stream has seven elementary schools, one middle school, and four high schools.