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Update: Delivery via helicopter at Spring Avenue Recreation Center delayed until Friday, January 27

The scheduled delivery of HVAC units at Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, on Thursday, January 26 has been delayed until Friday, January 27, 2023. Due to the current condition of the ground, these units will be installed via helicopter at no additional cost to the Glen Ellyn Park District. For safety during the installation, the dog park will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the parking lot from 5 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Please note, Spring Avenue Recreation Center Preschool classes scheduled to start at 8:45 or 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 26 will still have a delayed start time of 9:15 a.m.; however, the building will be open for normal hours of operation on both Thursday and Friday.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Spring Playbook and Summer Camp Guide Now Online

Our 2023 Spring Playbook and Summer Camp Guide are out now. Registration for activities, events, sports, and camps featured in either edition begins Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Our interactive brochures allow you to easily get to the registration page for each activity by clicking on the code number. View the Spring Playbook and Summer Camp Guide »

Spring Sports Registration Deadlines

Spring sports registration is underway! Below is a list of upcoming league offerings and important registration deadlines. Click the program name for more information and to register.

Outdoor Ice Skating

NATURAL RINKS: Updates on ice safety conditions at Lake Ellyn, Lake Foxcroft, and Newton Park are communicated with the public through the District’s hotline at gepark.org/hotline as they become available. The hotline is updated only when ice conditions change.

POLAR PLAZA SYNTHETIC ICE RINK: The Polar Plaza occupies a portion of the Village’s Crescent parking lot, just west of Main Street, and is free to residents and visitors to the area. The Polar Plaza has a synthetic (plastic) surface which replicates a regular ice surface. The rink is open daily from noon to 9 p.m. through February 14. You must have your own skates. For more information, visit: gepark.org/polarplaza

OTHER SKATING OPTIONS: Wheaton Park District has two refrigerated outdoor ice rinks located at their Central Athletic Complex. Both reserve-skate and non-reservation hours are available. For more information, please visit: wheatonparkdistrict.com

If you need skates, check with Paul’s Shoe Service, 486 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, (630) 790-1030, as they have used skates for sale and exchange.

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Units at Glen Ellyn Park District Parks and Facilities

As part of the District’s continued effort to provide safe parks and facilities, several Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Units are installed or on site throughout the District. Read More »

Give back in the new year!

The Park District is hosting a blood and food drive at Ackerman SFC on Thursday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

BLOOD DRIVE:  Make a difference through the donation of blood. One donation, which takes less than an hour, can save up to three lives. Appointments are requested but walk-ups are welcome. Book an appointment here »FOOD DRIVE:  Non-perishable foods and toiletries will be collected to help fill the shelves at Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Drive up to the main entrance to donate and we’ll do the rest.

Free Week at Ackerman SFC

Try the fitness center and experience group fitness classes at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center for free! To help you get a healthy start to the new year, we’re waiving the drop-in fee from January 2-8. Read More »

Ice Skating Update: December 29, 2022

Below is an update on the status of the rinks as of Thursday, December 29 at 9am. Read More »

Warming Centers

Glen Ellyn has several warming centers available during extreme cold including the Police Department, Ackerman SFC (during business hours), and the Glen Ellyn Public Library (during business hours). For additional DuPage area warming centers, please visit: https://211dupage.gov/index.php/disaster

Dog Park to be temporarily closed Wednesday morning, December 21, 2022, for maintenance

The Spring Avenue Dog Park will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, December 21,
2022, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dog park operations will resume right after 12 p.m. We apologize
for any inconvenience during this time.
If you have questions, contact Amanda Blanco at (630) 9427256.

Sunset Pool Open House

Originally constructed in the 1950s, Sunset Pool has had no major improvements for more than 20 years. It is one of the most well attended facilities within Glen Ellyn and always rated as a highly valued community asset. Implementing periodic improvements will ensure the pool continues to serve our residents. Read More »

Winter 2023 Playbook Now Online

Our Winter 2023 Playbook is out now. Registration for activities, events, and sports featured in this edition begins Saturday, December 3 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, December 10 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Our interactive Playbook allows you to easily get to the registration page for each activity by clicking on the code number. View the Winter Playbook »

Winter Break Holiday Hours

Park District facilities will be closed or have limited operating hours during the holidays starting on Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2. Facilities will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 3. View hours »

Polar Plaza returns with opening day Polar Market

The Polar Plaza is returning to downtown Glen Ellyn! The synthetic ice rink opens for the season on Friday, November 25, and the curling lanes open on Friday, December 2. To celebrate, we’re hosting a Polar Market on opening day, November 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Carolers will perform winter classics as you enjoy holiday shopping, ice skating (bring your own skates from home) and a visit with St. Nick himself. Popcorn, baked goods, and hot chocolate will be available for purchase.

Toys for Tots Toy Drive with Characters!

Make a child’s holiday a little brighter this year by participating in the Toys for Tots Toy Drive with Characters. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Ackerman SFC on Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. and your little ones can meet and take a picture with some of their favorite superheroes and princesses! Learn more »

Thanksgiving hours 2022

District facilities are closed or have special hours on Thursday, November 24, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving, but we have a few ways to start your holiday off on the right foot. Spring Avenue and Main Street Recreation Centers will also be closed on Friday, November 25. Read More »

November 8 General Election

The General Election falls on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. General Election Day poll hours, including at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center (800 St. Charles Road) and Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue), are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit: dupagecounty.gov/election

George Ball Tennis Court Improvements

The tennis courts at George Ball Park will be closed through November 11 for improvements. The asphalt surface will be renovated along with new nets and energy-efficient LED lighting. Pickleball lines will be added to the three east courts. Color coating of the courts will be done in spring 2023 during warmer temperatures. Temporary lines will be painted to allow play until the color coating occurs. For more information on this project, please contact Nathan Troia at ntroia@gepark.org.

Vaccine & Flu Shot Clinic on November 19

Glen Ellyn Park District, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, and State Representative Terra Costa Howard are hosting a joint vaccine clinic on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road.

The brand new Covid-19 vaccine bivalent booster shots, flu shots, and pneumonia, tetanus, and shingles vaccines will be available. Walk-ups will be accepted but are subject to availability. Those that have registered in advance will be prioritized. Read More »

Village and Park District Partner to Improve Panfish Park

As part of the Village of Glen Ellyn and the Glen Ellyn Park District’s collaboration to enhance and improve recreation opportunities within Glen Ellyn, a preliminary conceptual design to refurbish Panfish Park is underway. In response to community-driven feedback, the investment would improve the look and feel, increase amenities, and redevelop the playground. Read More »