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Our Summer Playbook is here!

Registration for activities, events, and sports featured in the Summer Playbook begins Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 9 am for residents and Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 9 am for nonresidents.

Our interactive brochure makes it easy to register! Just click the code number for each activity to be directed to the registration page. View the Playbook »

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On registration day, skip our main website and head straight to our online registration site, ACTIVENet, by bookmarking this link.

Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation Invites You!

The Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation, formerly Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks, is hosting a celebration at Two Hound Red Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 9 from 4-6 pm. Join us to raise a glass to our new name, learn about our mission and upcoming events, and enjoy appetizers and desserts (cash bar available). This event is sponsored by the Jen Iaccino Group.

Click here to RSVP online or email [email protected].

Notice of Venue Change

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed the location and/or venue for their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2024. The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, May 7, 2024, was previously to be held at the Frank Johnson Center, located at 490 Kenilworth Avenue, but will now be held at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, which is located at 185 Spring Avenue in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The meeting will begin at the same previously scheduled time of 7 pm.

Get Ready to Putt! Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Opens April 19

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s almost time for miniature golf fun at Holes & Knolls! We open our doors on Friday, April 19th with special pre-season hours. Navigate beautiful landscapes, winding slopes, and challenging obstacles on our two 18-hole courses. Read More »

Celebrate Earth Week with the Glen Ellyn Park District!

The Glen Ellyn Park District is excited to celebrate Earth Week with a variety of fun and educational activities for all ages! From April 20th to 26th, there’s something for everyone to connect with the natural world and make a positive impact on our environment. Registration is required for all Earth Week activities.  Read More »

Early Bird Discount Ends April 30th for Sunset Pool Passes

Experience all-new renovations this summer! Get your Sunset Pool pass at the early bird discount until April 30. Enjoy the new slide feature, children’s wading pool, and more exciting updates! Buy your passes today »

Ackerman Park After Dark: Join the 2K Glow Run/Walk

Calling all glow getters, fitness fanatics, and fun-seekers! The 2K Glow Run/Walk is back on Saturday, April 20th at Ackerman Park from 7-9 pm. Prepare for a night of dazzling colors, energetic music, and unforgettable memories. Read More »

Monday, April 8th Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, most of North America will witness a partial or total solar eclipse in the skies. While totality won’t be visible in Chicago, expect a remarkable 94-95% coverage of the sun.

Remember to always use proper solar viewing equipment when observing any type of solar eclipse. This event is a rare treat, as the next total solar eclipse visible in the lower 48 states of the US won’t occur until 2044. The eclipse begins at 12:51 pm, peaks at 2:07 pm, and ends by 3:22 pm in Chicago. Find everything you need to know about the April eclipse and how to prepare on the Adler Planetarium’s blog.

A big thank you once more to State Representative Terra Costa Howard, Senator Laura Ellman, and the Illinois Optometric Association for generously donating eclipse glasses for us to give away at our facilities. They flew off the shelves in no time!

Join Us! Summer Job Fair & On-Site Interviews (April 1st)

We’re hiring for exciting summer positions! Meet with hiring managers, learn about open jobs, and interview on-site at our Summer Job Fair on Monday, April 1 from 5-8 pm at the Main Street Recreation Center. This FREE event is open to everyone 15 and up! Read More »

Important Notice – Ackerman SFC Delayed Opening on March 22

Attention Ackerman SFC Members! Thanks to the 2022 voter-approved referendum, we’re upgrading your workout experience! To install new HVAC units for the recently renovated first and second-floor fitness studios, we’ll be opening Ackerman SFC a bit later than usual on Friday, March 22nd. Due to a helicopter lift for this project, facility access will be delayed until around 1 pm for everyone’s safety. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you updated on the Glen Ellyn Park District hotline (gepark.org/hotline) if there are any changes, or an earlier opening becomes possible. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

2023 Annual Report: Celebrating Success and Looking Ahead

Get a comprehensive look at the Glen Ellyn Park District’s accomplishments in 2023 and exciting plans for the future! Our annual report, covering the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023, highlights key results, achievements, and upcoming initiatives. Stay informed on your park and recreation system’s operations and discover how we’re enriching our community. Download the report today! »

Sunset Pool Renovations Progressing Steadily!

We’re excited to share a progress update on the referendum pool renovations! Here’s a breakdown of what’s been accomplished: Read More »

The Brondyke Family Named Glen Ellyn Park District Volunteer of the Year

The Brondyke Family – Carrie, Rob, Chloe, Paige, and Lucy – have been named the Glen Ellyn Park District “Volunteer of the Year.” They will be recognized at the annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. The recognition event, hosted by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, honors individuals and organizations that have been active within the community, contributing towards the betterment of Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Rock Your Socks Collection Drive

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21, we’re partnering with the Rock Your Socks Drive to collect new, unused socks for People’s Resource Center. Help everyone “Rock Their Socks” by donating between March 1st and 31st at Ackerman SFC, Main Street Recreation Center, or Spring Avenue Recreation Center.

Exciting News: Glenbard West and South Summer Camp Schedules Released!

The 2024 summer camp schedules for Glenbard West and Glenbard South are now available! Get ready to secure your spot, as registration for these exciting camps opens at 10 am on Wednesday, March 6. View the schedule »

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 11, Protest

At the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, protest signs and associated vehicles have been present within the right of way. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 11, is in dispute with Ridgeline Enterprise Inc. Ridgeline is currently providing the construction services for improvements to Sunset Pool. While the dispute has nothing to do with the Glen Ellyn Park District and is not related to quality of work or performance, Local 11 has the right to protest and establish a lawful ambulatory picket both at the Park District’s headquarters and at the job site where Ridgeline is conducting work until Ridgeline has completed its work. Read More »

Spring Playbook and 2024 Summer Camp Guide Now Online

Our Spring Playbook and 2024 Summer Camp Guide are out now! Registration for activities, events, sports, and camps featured in these editions begins Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 9 am for residents and Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 9 am 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 Playbook and Guide »

Registration Office Updates

Beginning January 8, our registration offices, now including Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, will operate with updated hours. To ensure a seamless experience, we’re introducing a new central phone number and email address. For any assistance, please contact us at (630) 942-7280 or email [email protected]. Click here to view upcoming in-person registration office hours.

Glen Ellyn Park District and Village Boards Unanimously Approve Concept Design for Downtown Event Area and Open-Space Park

The Glen Ellyn Park District and Village of Glen Ellyn Boards have unanimously approved a concept design for the former US Bank property at 453 Forest Avenue in Downtown Glen Ellyn. The area will be transformed into a vibrant multi-use event area and open-space park that will serve as a central hub for community activities. Read More »

Notice: 2024 Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule, Decennial Committee on Local Government Efficiency

In accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, “5 ILCS 120/11,” public notice is hereby given that, unless otherwise noted, the Decennial Committee Meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Glen Ellyn Park District shall be held on the dates listed below. These meetings will be held at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and shall begin at 6:30 pm. The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • March 7, 2024 – 6:30 pm
  • June 4, 2024 – 6:30 pm
  • July 16, 2024 – 6:30 pm