Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks

The Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks was formed as a 501(c)(3) not for profit in 2015. The foundation solicits support for the Glen Ellyn Park District through fundraising, volunteerism, gifts, grants, and planned giving opportunities. The foundation is led by a Board of Directors consisting of local community members who act to improve the quality of life for the residents utilizing the park system.


The Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks provide opportunities for the preservation of open space, the improvement of existing Park District assets, and the development of recreational resources including funding scholarship opportunities to enable all residents to participate in Park District programs regardless of economic situations.


To provide an opportunity for individuals and businesses to partner with the Glen Ellyn Park District through donations, fundraising, grants, planned giving, and community outreach.


Everyone can help make a difference in improving the quality of life within the Glen Ellyn Park District while assuring the future of our parks, facilities and programs. Donations and gifts in kind demonstrate commitment, pride and ownership of the outstanding park resources within Glen Ellyn. Major gifts provide a lasting legacy for future generations of parks.

The simplest way to contribute to the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks is through cash gifts to the Foundation. Creative gifts of assets can also include stocks, bonds, real estate and personal property.

Mailing Address:
Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks
P.O. Box 2402, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138

Get Involved

If you have interest in advancing the Foundation’s mission, we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your interest and how you can assist the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks. Please contact Dave Harris, Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Park District, at (630) 942-7255 or


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February 18, 2020 @ 6pmSpring Ave Rec CenterPDF Icon