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    Freedom Four 4-Mile Run returns July 4

    Start your 4th of July dashing to the finish line at the Freedom Four! Register by June 24 to receive the $27/person early bird rate.
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    Freedom Four 4-Mile Run returns July 4

    Start your 4th of July dashing to the finish line at the Freedom Four! Register by June 24 to receive the $27/person early bird rate.

    Register »

    Family Fun in the Neighborhood

    Don't miss this FREE evening of entertainment, craft projects, face painting, and more on June 25.
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    Family Fun in the Neighborhood

    Don't miss this FREE evening of entertainment, craft projects, face painting, and more on June 25.

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    Summer Break at the Lake on June 28

    Come see 7th Heaven Band perform live at Lake Ellyn Park and enjoy drinks and food for purchase from local vendors and food trucks.
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    Summer Break at the Lake on June 28

    Come see 7th Heaven Band perform live at Lake Ellyn Park and enjoy drinks and food for purchase from local vendors and food trucks.

    Register »

    Enter the Fireworks from the Fishing Pier Raffle

    Winner and guests will get to watch the 4th of July fireworks from this premier spot on Lake Ellyn.
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    Enter the Fireworks from the Fishing Pier Raffle

    Winner and guests will get to watch the 4th of July fireworks from this premier spot on Lake Ellyn.

    Buy tickets »

    Play Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf on June 21

    Using lit golf balls, putt-putt through our glowing obstacles and test your skills against friends.
    Learn more »

    Play Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf on June 21

    Using lit golf balls, putt-putt through our glowing obstacles and test your skills against friends.

    Learn more »

    Latest News

    Fourth of July Closures and Hours

    Park District facilities will be closed or have special hours on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of Independence Day. Click here to view all facility hours.

    • For information on delayed openings or facility closures at Sunset Pool, Holes & Knolls, and Maryknoll Splash Park due to inclement or cold weather, please visit the Park District hotline line at gepark.org/hotline. Here, you can also check for updates on the Freedom Four 4-Mile Run/Walk.
    • The 4th of July parade and fireworks are organized by the Fourth of July Committee, an all-volunteer organization in Glen Ellyn. For more information on these events, visit their website at: glenellyn4thofjuly.org

    Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy

    The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Park District, and the Village of Glen Ellyn have partnered to bring a hand-painted Olmec head to Downtown Glen Ellyn in Prairie Path Park as part of the Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy project. Read More »

    Freedom Four: Family-Friendly Run/Walk for a Great Cause

    Kick off your Fourth of July with a healthy tradition the whole family can enjoy! The Freedom Four is a 4-mile run/walk that takes you on a scenic route around Lake Ellyn Park and the charming surrounding neighborhood. Whether you’re a seasoned runner chasing a personal record or a casual walker enjoying the fresh air, this event welcomes all ages (5 and up). Read More »

    Win Exclusive Fireworks Viewing from the Fishing Pier!

    The Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation is thrilled to announce their annual “Fireworks from the Fishing Pier” raffle. This unique opportunity grants the winner and up to eleven guests a private viewing area on the Lake Ellyn fishing pier to enjoy the spectacular 4th of July fireworks display. Read More »

    Playground Closure Notice

    As part of due diligence during the reconstruction of the Frank Johnson Center, the Glen Ellyn Park District conducted soil tests revealing the presence of contaminants at depth. This discovery does not impact the planned site improvements; however, the District has chosen to temporarily close the playground out of an abundance of caution. The playground structure will be temporarily removed in mid-February and will be reinstalled and reopened after remediation is complete. Stay tuned for reopening announcements on our website and social media pages. For more information about this project, please contact Nate Troia at [email protected] or visit gepark.org/projects.

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