Glen Ellyn Park District | Established in 1919 | Glen Ellyn, Illinois

About the Park District

Glen Ellyn Park District
185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-2462 * www.gepark.org

Welcome to Glen 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. The Park District provides over 700 programs year round – serving infants through seniors!

Each Activity Guide highlights a wealth of programs and special events for all age groups and interests. Seasonal events such as the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta, Freedom Four™ Four-Mile Run, Family Fun Night, Eggs-trodinary Egg Hunt, and Boo Bash are just a few of the cornerstones of recreation programming your Park District offers you and your family.

Glen Ellyn Park District’s 30 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 lakes, including Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center and the Lake Ellyn Boathouse.

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 2010 census, is 27,450 with a median household income of $90,640.

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.

Awards

April 2016 – International Aquatic Safety Award

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s Sunset Pool received the “2015 Silver International Aquatic Safety Award.” Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities they operate consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred to deserving aquatic facilities by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. – International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

April 2015 – International Aquatic Safety Award

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s Sunset Pool received the “2014 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award.” Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities they operate consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred to deserving aquatic facilities by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. – International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

November 2015 – Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – Fiscal Year 2014
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Glen Ellyn Park District and presented to: Nicholas Cinquegrani, Superintendent of Finance & Personnel. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

April 2014 – International Aquatic Safety Award

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s Sunset Pool received the “2013 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award.” Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities they operate consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred to deserving aquatic facilities by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. – International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

November 2014 – Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – Fiscal Year 2013
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Glen Ellyn Park District and presented to: Nicholas Cinquegrani, Superintendent of Finance & Personnel. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

November 2013 – Illinois Policy Institute “Sunshine Award”

Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Online Transparency Performance
The Glen Ellyn Park District received the “Illinois Sunshine Award” from the Illinois Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, for its efforts toward online transparency and government openness. The Sunshine Award is granted to government organizations that score 80% or higher on the instituted 10-Point Transparency Checklist. For more information, visit the Illinois Policy Institute (www.illinoispolicy.org ).

November 2013 – Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – Fiscal Year 2012
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Glen Ellyn Park District and presented to: Nicholas Cinquegrani, Superintendent of Finance & Personnel. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

History

Check out our history project here: geparkhistory.omeka.net