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About the Park District

Welcome the Glen Ellyn Park District!

Established on November 3, 1919, as an independent governmental agency.

For over 100 years, the Glen Ellyn Park District has served the recreational needs of Glen Ellyn residents. We play a vital role in enhancing people’s lives and creating a more connected community. The District also serves as an important steward of public lands.

Over the years, many facilities and open spaces have been added to Park District holdings to meet the growing needs of our community. We maintain 29 parks for community use, both for unstructured and programmed recreation. The District also operates 21 playground structures and 263 acres of open space. Facilities include Ackerman SFC, Lake Ellyn Boathouse, Holes & Knolls, and Sunset Pool.

The District takes pride in providing high quality recreational experiences. Each year, we offer more than 700 programs and special events for you and your family to enjoy. You will find program offerings listed in our seasonal Playbooks. Programs provided by the Park District are affordable and convenient for everyone.

The Park District is tax supported. Annual taxes support approximately 45% of district operations. The District generates the rest through user fees. An elected Board of Commissioners consisting of 7 members makes up the governing body of the Park District. The community elects Commissioners to serve 4-year unpaid terms.

You’ll find Glen Ellyn in DuPage County, just 23 miles west of Chicago. The population of Glen Ellyn, according to the 2010 census, is 27,450 with a median household income of $90,640.


Our Mission

The Park District’s mission is driven to foster diverse, community based leisure opportunities, through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.


Our Story

Since 1919, the Glen Ellyn Park District has been a vital part of life in the Glen Ellyn community. We invite you to learn about your Park District’s past by viewing our history project or timeline. Here, you will find milestones, a few fun facts, and may be surprised about your parkland’s legacy! 


Glen Ellyn Park District Boundaries

 Note: Glen Ellyn Park District boundaries do not match the city boundaries.


Tax Rate

College of DuPage
3.2%
School District 87
30.9%
School District 41
44.9%
GE Public Library
4.3%
Village of Glen Ellyn
6.7%
Milton Township
1.6%
DuPage Co. Services *
4.3%
GE Park District
4.1%