District News

Glen Ellyn Park District’s Girls Softball Registration Underway

Softball is one of the most popular and safest sports for girls, with nearly 10 million participants in the U.S. during the last year. Players benefit from the regular physical activity with improved fitness levels, increased confidence and self-esteem, and development of social and teamwork skills. Read More »

Youth Baseball Teaches Sportsmanship, Teamwork

Baseball is the All-American sport. It can be learned at a very young age, with players developing skills that enable them to play a variety of positions. The Glen Ellyn Park District offers a Youth Baseball program that caters to children in Pre-K through grade 8, with parent participation as the driving force behind the program’s success. Read More »

Attend Glen Ellyn Park District’s Preschool Open Houses!

If you have a child who is ready for preschool beginning in the 2019-20 school year, now is the time to enroll! The Glen Ellyn Park District offers renowned preschool programs for ages 2+ through 4+, along with a superb Kindergarten Enrichment program. Read More »

Registration Ends Soon for Cyclones Volleyball League!

Volleyball is a terrific sport that offers many benefits to those who play. After developing fundamental skills such as setting, passing, and serving, the sport can be played indoors, on grass, and even on the beach. Those who play regularly get valuable exercise, and develop improved hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, and balance. Muscles are strengthened and toned, and flexibility improves due to quick changes of pace and direction. Read More »

View Lunar Eclipse, Enjoy Night Hike with Glen Ellyn Park District

On Sunday, January 20th, a special event will take place in the winter night skies – a total lunar eclipse! “We’re inviting the community to come and view this amazing celestial event,” said Jeannie Robinson, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation Services with the Glen Ellyn Park District. We’re hoping for clear skies, so we can have a perfect view.” Read More »

Sign Up By February 15 For Spring House Soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and for good reason. Not only does it provide kids with an opportunity for regular exercise, it helps them meet and make new friends and learn or improve on a variety of skills. The Glen Ellyn Park District partners with the Glen Ellyn Youth Soccer Organization to provide a spring soccer program for boys and girls ages Pre-K through grade 10.

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Explore your parks at a Winter Guided Nature Walk

Meet for relaxed, guided walks around Glen Ellyn parks and preserve this winter and spring. Learn about the efforts underway to improve the natural features, while also searching for interesting plants and wildlife. Walks range from 1 hour to 1.5 hours and will be held rain, snow or shine. Led by the Park District’s Naturalist, Renae Frigo, the Guided Nature Walk series is free to attend and open to ages 18 and up. No registration is required. Read More »

Register Now for Boys’ Spring Bulldogs Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the oldest and fastest growing sports in North America. According to Global Sports Matters, lacrosse has added more than half a million participants from youth to the professional level since 2001. For boys in grades 1-8 looking to get started in the sport, registration is open for the Spring Bulldogs Lacrosse program. Read More »

Bring the Fam to the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Winter Gym Jam!

As the Glen Ellyn Park District enters the year 2019, the kickoff of its 100th anniversary celebration begins! The first special event to recognize this incredible milestone is the Park District’s Winter Gym Jam. Attendance is FREE for all ages. Read More »

Orientations Enhance Exercise Experience, Knowledge

The more you understand about your personal fitness level, your workout goals, and the equipment you use, the more effective and successful your workout regimen will be. At the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, members and non-members can receive a walk-through of the fitness center in a group setting to increase their knowledge of the equipment offered and how it should be used. Read More »

Top 10 Benefits of Playing Soccer

As the most popular sport across the globe, soccer is fun to play and exciting to watch. Not only has soccer become a summer Olympic event, it can be played professionally, competitively, or for recreational fun. Soccer is easy to learn, requires very little equipment, and can be played in a park or in the backyard. Many parents start their children in a soccer program as young as age 2 or 3, so they get exposure to the skills and drills necessary to play the game, but also to start them on the path to learning how to play well with others and to be a good sport. Soccer offers many benefits to players; here are the top 10. Read More »

Holiday Hours: December 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019

The Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation from Sunday, December 23, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019.  Read More »

25 Things To Do This Winter with the Glen Ellyn Park District

Feeling tired and sluggish? We’ve got you covered with our Top 25 picks to help keep your winter merry and bright. Read More »

Shop with a Cop 2018

On Saturday, December 1, Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center hosted the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. Children start their day at Ackerman SFC having breakfast with Santa Claus and participating in games and activities before heading out to shop for holiday gifts escorted and transported by a law enforcement officer within their squad car. This is a very special event for the Officers and the children involved and the Park District is happy to be able to provide the location for the day!

Organized by members of the Glen Ellyn Police Department in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Park District and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the event is designed to help children in need throughout DuPage County by providing them with funds to buy presents and essentials for themselves and their family. Over 100 children and 110 police officers from 10 local units participated in this year’s event. Click here to view photos from the event.

Don’t Toss Old Holiday Lights, Recycle Them with the Glen Ellyn Park District

As you’re going through your holiday lights this year, deciding which are still usable and which need to be replaced, don’t toss your broken or unwanted lights into the trash can. The Glen Ellyn Park District has an easy and environmentally friendly solution for disposing of holiday lights that are taking up space in your garage or attic: recycle them! Read More »

New Programs and Events to Try This Winter

Resident registration for programs contained in the 2019 Winter Activity Guide is in progress! The Guide details hundreds of classes, events, fitness memberships, and platform tennis opportunities available throughout the winter. Nonresident registration will begin on Monday, December 3 at 8:30am. Read More »

Weather-Related Cancellations – Update on Classes Held at 3pm or Later

Monday, November 26: All Glen Ellyn Park District classes taking place at 3pm or later will be held as scheduled, with the exceptions of programs held at District 41 facilities which have been cancelled. All Park District facilities will remain open for regular business hours. Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will have open gym available until 6pm and open turf available until 5pm.

Weather-Related Cancellations for Monday, November 26th

Due to the extreme winter weather conditions, all Glen Ellyn Park District programs occurring before 3pm (including preschool) on Monday, November 26th have been canceled. In addition, all programs scheduled at District 41 facilities are canceled for the day. An update on programs occurring after 3pm on Monday, November 26th will be posted on the Park District’s website by 2pm. All Glen Ellyn Park District facilities will remain open for regular business hours. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and warm!

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: 2018

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 23. Be sure to join us at the Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race! Read More »

Skate Park Closed for 2018 Season

And another great season comes to an end! The Skate Park at Newton Park is now closed for the season. We will reopen the park in the spring as weather permits. See you on the ramps next year!