Ellyn and the Glen Ellyn Park District. The Glen Ellyn Park
District was established on November 3, 1919 as an independent
governmental agency. Since that time numerous facilities and
open space have been added to Park District holdings to meet
the growing needs of our community.
The Glen Ellyn Park District’s year is divided into
three seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer providing
over 700 programs year 'round serving infants through seniors.
Each brochure highlights a wealth of programs and special events
for all age groups and interests. Seasonal events such as National Public Lands Day celebration at Churchill Park, Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta, Family Fun Night Touch a Truck, Polar Express and Freedom Four 4-Mile Run are just a few
of the cornerstones of recreation programming your Park District
offers you and your family.
Ellyn Park District’s 31 parks are meticulously
maintained for the community's use in both unstructured recreation
and for programmed events such as Youth Soccer and Softball.
The district operates one outdoor aquatic facility, four recreation
buildings, 23 multipurpose parks and playgrounds and two
The Board of Commissioners is composed of seven Glen Ellyn
Park District residents, each elected for
a four-year term of office. This policy-making board is responsible
for establishing and maintaining the District as a corporate
entity assuring adequate financing and competent staffing of
The day-to-day operations of the Park District are the responsibility
of the administrative staff under the direction and supervision
of the Executive Director. Under the direction of the Executive
Director are three Superintendents: Finance and Personnel,
Recreation, Parks, and anExecutive Assistant.
Glen Ellyn is located in DuPage County, 23 miles west of Chicago,
adjacent to rapidly growing suburban areas. The population
of Glen Ellyn, according to the 2000 census, is 26,999 with
a median household income of $61,750.