Carpentersville is home to many different houses of worship to serve its ever-growing population of mostly European or Latina descent. While you will mostly find Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, and Methodist Christian congregations, the city also play home to several non-denominational or spiritual churches have sprung up in recent years. Many of these centers of faith offer amenities for the community, including festivals, private schooling, and other special events. In neighboring cities, people of the Jewish faith can find various synagogues, while those of the Islamic faith can find a mosque and community center in nearby Elgin.
The Park District
Carpentersville parks fall under the jurisdiction of the Dundee Township Park District, which offers many local events throughout each season throughout its parks. While the events vary, there is usually something for all ages to do with five parks in the Carpentersville area alone. Andres Park even offers its own Boys and Girls Club. Residents can also take advantage of the many golf courses, fields, and sports leagues ran by the park district. Programs and events often coincide with local school schedules, so be on the lookout for evening and afternoon events.
The Working Person's
A chance flood helped to create Carpentersville when nearly 200 years ago, this flood delayed the Carpenter family from traveling to the Rock River. They stayed and raised their children near what is now Main Street. By 1851, the name was set in stone and the first businesses and two-story building were built by the Carpenter family. Their empire kept growing into the early 1900s. The town survived mainly because the only bridge going over the Fox River was located here until more bridges were created in the 1950s. By then, Carpentersville was fully established and is still the largest community in the county.