25 Things To Do This Winter with the Glen Ellyn Park District

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Feeling tired and sluggish? We’ve got you covered with our Top 25 picks to help keep your winter merry and bright.

  1. Play giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, and help us kick-off our 100 Year Anniversary Celebration at the Winter Gym Jam.
  2. Zip down the sled hill at Newton Park (snow-permitting).
  3. Grab a friend and sweat it out at one of our group fitness classes.
  4. Get a crash course in playing Platform Tennis.
  5. Scale the Ackerman Alps.
  6. Watch the total Lunar Eclipse while enjoying free hot chocolate at the Boathouse.
  7. Learn how to dance with a Swing, Latin, or Ballroom Dance class.
  8. Show off your ice-skating skills at one of our outdoor ice rinks – Newton Park, Lake Ellyn and Lake Foxcroft Park (ice-permitting).
  9. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for pop-up snowman building contests, sledding, and ice skating.
  10. Tumble and flip at the gymnastics center during a class or Stay ‘N Play Open Gym.
  11. Kick and chop your way to fitness and self-defense skills with a Martial Arts class.
  12. Take a day trip with us to places like a casino, Paramount Theater, and more.
  13. Join an adult league to get active, Men’s Indoor Soccer and Men’s Basketball begin in January!
  14. Put on your dancing shoes and bust a move at the Daddy Daughter Dance. SOLD OUT (You may still add yourself to the Waitlist) 
  15. Take part in the annual Frosty 3v3 Soccer Tournament – held rain, snow, or shine!
  16. Explore the Park District’s new timeline and learn about the history of Glen Ellyn parks.
  17. Achieve your fitness goals with the help of a personal trainer at a FREE drop-in orientation.
  18. Learn to play Pickleball from a pro at Ackerman SFC.
  19. Lend a hand in your neighborhood parks by volunteering at a Restoration Work Day.
  20. Register a team for the Boys High School 3v3 Winter Basketball League.
  21. Snap a few wintry pics in the park for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Target gift card.
  22. Sample wines, chocolates, and cheeses on February 1 (limited tickets available). SOLD OUT (You may still add yourself to the Waitlist) 
  23. Improve your yoga practice with the TRX Suspension Trainer.
  24. Meet other seniors and enjoy a tasty meal through the Let’s Do Lunch series.
  25. Grab your cross-country skis for an early morning guided glide with the Park District’s Naturalist.