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Boating in the Park

All ages
Take in the beauty of Lake Ellyn right from the water. Rent a kayak, canoe, or a pedal boat for 20 minutes for $5. Boating in the Park is open to all ages, however, all boating participants are required to properly wear and fit into the provided Glen Ellyn Park District life jacket before entering the lake. Life jackets are available for children (~20 lbs. and up) and adults. For questions, please contact David MacDonald at dmacdonald@gepark.org. 

Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dates:
Sunday, June 12
Sunday, June 26
Sunday, July 17
Sunday, July 31
Sunday, August 14


Monday Miles

Year-Round Running/Walking Club

All ages
Step out with fellow runners, joggers, and walkers every Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and log your distance to earn special milestone prizes. Monday Miles will be held outdoors at Ackerman Park when weather allows and indoors on the walking track during inclement weather. Free for Ackerman SFC members. Walking track pass or $3 drop-in fee required for non-members. Contact Michael Nishimura at mnishimura@gepark.org with questions. Special theme nights this summer include:

  • Ackerman Night on June 6
  • Bark in the Park Night on June 20
  • Nature Night on July 11
  • Raffle Run on August 1

Adult Swim Club

Ages 18 and up
This is a non-competitive swim program led by a swim coach with daily workouts for participants. Register for a session at gepark.org/register or pay the daily drop-in fee (paid at Sunset Pool). For questions, contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org. Maximum of 50 participants per day.

Day: Saturday
Dates: June 4 to August 6
Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
R/NR Drop-in Fee: $10/$15

Friday Night Senior Bingo

Ages 55 and up
Let’s get together for bingo! Join us Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center for Senior Bingo Night. Enjoy several rounds of bingo while socializing with the community. Prizes will be awarded each night, including a grand prize at the end of the last game. $1 per card. For questions, please contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org. 


Donuts & Bingo

Ages 55 and up
Play bingo at Main Street Recreation Center on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Visit with friends over coffee and donuts while playing everyone’s favorite game. Bingo will be free to play, and games will start at 10:30 a.m. One bingo card per participant. Coffee, donuts, and bingo cards will be provided, and prizes will be awarded to winners. Offered in partnership with Glen Ellyn Public Library. For questions, please contact David MacDonald at dmacdonald@gepark.org


Guided Nature Walks

Ages 18 and up
Join us for a stroll through local natural areas! You’ll learn a bit about seasonal nature happenings while also getting some exercise. Walks will take place rain or shine. For questions, please contact Chris Gutmann at cgutmann@gepark.org.


Storytime in the Park

Glen Ellyn Public Library

All ages
Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes, and stories. This program is designed for children and their grownups. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs are not allowed. In case of inclement weather, please check the Glen Ellyn Public Library social media for updates. Contact the Glen Ellyn Public Library at (630) 790-6731 for more details.

Sunset Park
Day: Tuesday
Dates: April 19 to May 10
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lake Foxcroft Park
Day: Thursday
Dates: April 21 to May 11
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Stay & Play Open Gym

Children (preschool or younger) can stay active and play in the Spring Avenue Gymnastics Center. This safe and fun environment is the perfect spot for your child to interact with you and other peers. Space is limited to the first 30 participants. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Please pay inside the Gymnastics Center. For questions, contact Christine Hartnett at chartnett@gepark.org. 

Day: Tuesday and Friday
Dates: Now to May 27 (except for 3/29 and 4/1)
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
R/NR Drop-in Fee: $5/$8