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Get Ready for a Tropical Time at the Daddy Daughter Luau

Aloha, dads! Bring your daughters, ages 5 to 12, to the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Hawaiian-themed “Daddy Daughter Luau” on Thursday, August 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This special evening will be one for the books, filled with dancing, limbo contests, water balloon tosses, a photo booth, music, and more. Hot dogs, chips, and a beverage will be served. The event takes place at Sunset Pool, 483 Fairview Ave., Glen Ellyn. Registration is required to attend.

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Autumn Activity Guide Redelivery Request

The Autumn Activity Guide was delivered over the weekend. If you are a Glen Ellyn Park District resident and didn’t receive a copy, we’ll fix that right away! Just let us know by completing a redelivery request and we’ll get a new one mailed to you this week: www.gepark.org/redelivery. Read More »

Autumn 2019 Activity Guide Delivery and Registration Dates

The Autumn 2019 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes on July 13 and 14. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, July 28 at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your autumn schedules right away! Read More »

Sign your child up by July 20 for the 2K19 for Kids Fun Run

Kids will run a 1.25 mile race with fun, exciting, and age-appropriate challenges at each half mile on Saturday, August 3rd. The $20 resident fee ($25 for non-residents) includes a timing bib, t-shirt, 100-Year Anniversary drawstring backpack, and post-race snacks. The 2K19 for Kids Fun Run is open to ages 4-10. Space is limited. Sign up here by July 20th.

Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run Race Results 2019

View the results from the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run by clicking here. Thank you to everyone that joined us for the race!

Freedom Four™ and Afternoon Festivities Parking 2019

Residents are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to the Glen Ellyn Park District’s 4th of July events (Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run and Afternoon Festivities), as there is no parking on Lenox or the roads surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. The commuter parking lots, including the Duane and Lorraine parking lot, will remain open. Please click here to view the Village of Glen Ellyn’s interactive parking map and be sure to follow all posted signage. Read More »

Family Fun Night Features Live Kids’ Music, Rides, Crafts

Come out to Lake Ellyn Park on Wednesday, July 17th for free entertainment and kids’ activities presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Family Fun Night, a longtime summer tradition, runs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Istvan and his Imaginary Band will entertain with children’s music from 6pm to 7 pm. Read More »

Cardboard Regatta: Where to Park

Planning to drive to the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here. Due to the popularity of this event, we recommend carpooling or getting dropped off when possible.

4th of July Holiday Hours 2019

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Be sure to join us for the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run (new 7:30am start time!) and Afternoon Festivities, and watch for us on the parade route!  Read More »

Afternoon Festivities offers games, music after 4th of July Parade

Keep your Fourth of July in high gear with our Afternoon Festivities event, timed to immediately follow the Glen Ellyn 4th of July parade. Read More »

Notice of Time Change: June 25th Board of Commissioners Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed the start time for their Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, will now begin at 6:30 p.m.

Cardboard Boats Set Sail in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, June 29, 2019

Build a boat made out of cardboard and race it across Lake Ellyn, or come cheer on race participants, at the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday, June 29. The event takes place at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Races begin at noon, but spectators are invited to view each boat as the crews prepare for the big moment starting at 10 a.m. and to grab food truck fare beginning at 11 a.m. Boat preregistration is required for $50 per boat by Friday, June 28 at noon; admission to watch the fun on race day is free.

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Reel in fun at the Gone Fishin’ Derby on June 15

Kids can cast their lines at the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Gone Fishin’ Derby on Saturday, June 15. The annual event will once again take place at Lake Ellyn Park (645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn) from 8am-9:30am. The $10 registration fee per child ($15 for non-residents) includes bait, activities, snacks, and a chance to win trophies! Space is limited and participants must register by June 10th to ensure their spot on the bank. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Installs Newly Elected Commissioners and Officers

The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners installed its new and incumbent members at the May 21 regular meeting. Newly elected member Paul Bischoff Jr. was sworn in, alongside incumbents Ben Stortz and Kathy Cornell, to a four-year term through April 2023. Read More »

Sunset Pool Parking Lot Closure

Please be advised that the Sunset Pool parking lot will be closed until Wednesday, May 22 for sealcoating.

Memorial Day Holiday Hours: May 27, 2019

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Monday, May 27, 2019.  Read More »

Five Free “Throwback” Movies Coming to Glen Ellyn Parks This Summer

We’re gearing up for a special ‘Throwback Edition’ of our Movies in the Parks series to celebrate our 100-year anniversary. The family-friendly lineup includes a love-stricken Miss Piggy, a poison apple, a jolly Tim Allen, an epic match of Quidditch, and an adventure down the rabbit hole! Read More »

Touch-A-Truck: Where to Park

Planning to make your way over to Touch-A-Truck on Saturday? Limited parking will be available within Maryknoll Park. Overflow parking is available near Building 6 at Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center (799 Roosevelt Road) or at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue). A complimentary shuttle will run every 15 minutes from the overflow parking areas to the event area. We kindly request that you use caution when driving in the area and follow all posted signage. For more information on Touch-A-Truck, please click here.

Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend carpooling or getting dropped off when possible.

Earth Day Fair Scheduled for Sunday, April 28 Cancelled

The Earth Day Fair scheduled for Sunday, April 28 has been cancelled due to the spring snow storm. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage all who planned to attend to visit the Grow’n Green Garden Market on May 11, which will be hosted by our friends at SCARCE. You can learn more about that event by clicking here.

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has cancelled their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The next meeting of Board Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and will begin at its normal time of 7:00 p.m.