District News

Kids can explore big rigs at Touch-A-Truck event

A chance to get a close-up view of big trucks is coming to Glen Ellyn May 6 when the Glen Ellyn Park District presents “Touch-A-Truck.” Read More »

Tennis kicks off a new spring season next week

The park district offers lessons for kids as young as 4 all the way up through adults, beginning in late April. Read More »

Snowy scenes, athletic competitive spirit depicted in Winter Photo Contest winning shots

Proof that there was snow on the ground this winter and that some Glen Ellyn Park District patrons knew just how to revel in it is captured in a frame that has won the district’s Winter Photo Contest first place honors. Read More »

Beautify and Sustain: Earth Day & Recycling Extravaganza April 22

Taking care of the Earth can begin with planting native plant species, recycling cans and bottles or capturing rain water in rain barrels to create water reserves.

Visitors to the Earth Day & Recycling Extravaganza in Glen Ellyn can get started on all those endeavors and/or enhance an already environmentally-friendly approach to life. Read More »

Lakers Travel Soccer Tryouts Set for May

Registration for tryouts for new and returning Lakers Travel Soccer team players interested in competing in the 2017-18 season is currently open. Read More »

Park District Board Election Results

On April 4th, 2017, the community elected as Glen Ellyn Park District Park Board of Commissioners Julia Nephew, Rob Weber, Michael Ward and Alex Durham for four-year terms and Ben Stortz for the two-year office. The new Board members will be seated at the Park Board meeting on May 2, 2017. Prior to that date, the election commission has 21 days to canvass votes and make results official. In anticipation of the outcome, the Glen Ellyn Park District congratulates the newly elected Board members and thank all candidates who expended time and effort to run for office.

Charity to Recycle Lake Ellyn Playground Equipment

Park district donates old equipment to nonprofit that benefits children in need. Read More »

Lake Ellyn Park Phase III Update

During the construction on Phase III the majority of the park will remain open with the exception of the playground. Construction will begin on April 3, 2017.  Read More »

On Your Mark, Get Set, Hunt For Eggs!

Maryknoll Park will be chock full of plastic eggs Friday, April 14 when the Glen Ellyn Park District presents its annual Eggs-trodinary Egg Hunt.

Children age 6 and younger will scour the grounds for the colorful eggs stuffed with candy and prizes. Special eggs will be redeemable for prize baskets. Registered children should come prepared with their own baskets to collect eggs. There are two egg hunt times scheduled. The 11am hunt is full but a few spots remain open for the 9:30am hunt.

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Park District’s Volunteer of the Year Award Announced

Don St. Clair was named the Glen Ellyn Park District Volunteer of the Year at the annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards Breakfast on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Read More »

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, March 7, 2017. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Approves Lake Ellyn Park Improvements for 2017

The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners approved construction bids at the February 21st Park Board meeting for elements related to implementing Phase III of the Lake Ellyn Park Master Plan.

Phase III highlights include: replacement of the playground (built in 1991); park amenities such as energy-efficient L.E.D. pathway lights, Read More »

Glen Ellyn Joins Growing Number of Monarch Friendly Communities

From the DuPage Monarch Project

The Glen Ellyn Park District signed a monarch resolution on February 7th, formalizing a longstanding commitment to monarch conservation. The Park District is the seventh municipal entity to endorse DuPage Monarch Project’s goal of expanding and improving habitat for a butterfly that in recent years has experienced an alarming and precipitous decline in population. Read More »

Spring/Summer Activity Guide Delivery & Registration Dates

The Spring/Summer 2017 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes on Saturday, March 4th. Resident registration will begin on Monday, March 20th at 12:01am.

If you are a Glen Ellyn Park District resident and do not receive your Activity Guide by Monday, March 6th, please call (630) 858-2462 or fill out this form to request redelivery. Read More »

Summer Job Application Deadline Approaching – Apply by Feb. 28!

The Glen Ellyn Park District is a great place to work this summer! Applications are now being accepted for Sunset Pool, Holes & Knolls, Splash Park, and Summer Camp staff. The Park District adheres to a strict online application only policy. To apply for open positions, please click here.
The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 28!

Glen Ellyn Park District Releases 2016 Annual Report

The Glen Ellyn Park District has published its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016. Within the Annual Report are highlights of the Park District’s 2016 financial results and achievements. The report also contains information on natural area restoration projects, community events, partnerships, athletics and upcoming projects for 2017.

To view the Annual Report, please click here. Read More »

Ackerman SFC Parking Lot Status Update

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) grant awarded to the Glen Ellyn Park District in October 2014 to provide partial funding to convert and repair the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center parking lot continues to be withheld by the State of Illinois. As a result, the Park District has put the parking lot repairs on-hold until a resolution is determined. Read More »

Preschool Open Houses

Join us for a preschool open house to visit classrooms, meet teachers, ask questions and pick-up paperwork!  Read More »

Frosty’s 3v3 Snow Soccer Tournament

Register by February 1 for the 3rd Annual Frosty’s 3v3 Snow Soccer Tournament! The tournament takes place on Monday, February 20 and is open to U8-U16 boys and girls.  Read More »

Ice Skating Update

For the most up-to-date status of the rinks, please check the RainoutLine by clicking here. From this page, you can sign up to receive email/text alerts when ice conditions change. A RainoutLine app is also available for both iPhone and Android devices. Learn more about outdoor skating, including warming house hours at Lake Ellyn, by clicking here.