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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!

Winter 2019 Registration Dates

The Winter 2019 Activity Guide was delivered to resident homes on Saturday, November 3rd. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, November 18th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your winter schedules right away!  Read More »

New Signs Installed at Lake Ellyn Park

Glen Ellyn Park District has completed installation of new outdoor signs throughout Lake Ellyn Park. The signs, which were part of Phase III of the Lake Ellyn Park Improvement Project, were made possible thanks to a generous donation to the Glen Ellyn Park District from an anonymous donor along with a grant through the O.S.L.A.D. program. Read More »

Run the Park District’s 30th Annual Turkey Trot!

How often do you have an opportunity to participate in an event that (1) is a lot of fun, (2) helps increase your fitness level, (3) helps those who are less fortunate, and (4) encourages you to dress up in a crazy Thanksgiving-themed costume? The answer is: once a year, at the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Annual Turkey Trot! This year’s event is sponsored by 1776 Senior Care. Read More »

Ackerman SFC Parking Lot is Now Open

Thank you for your patience and understanding! Construction is never fun and almost always inconvenient and disruptive. Through it all, our patrons were flexible and patient. While frustrating at times, they managed to make the best of the situation. The Glen Ellyn Park District is very appreciative of your continued patronage and hopes you will enjoy the newly renovated parking lot and entrance drive.

As a reminder, the project addressed the complete replacement of the main parking lot serving Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center and the upper Ackerman Park soccer fields. The parking lot, in severe disrepair, was over 30 years old and had only incurred minor repairs since it’s construction. Read More »

Main Street Recreation Center and President’s Park Playgrounds Now Open

The playgrounds located at Main Street Recreation Center and President’s Park are open! Both playgrounds were over 20 years old and, due to age and popularity, had begun to fall into disrepair. The District once again collaborated with Kids Around the World, who removed the President’s Park playground and will repurpose the old equipment to be used in a less fortunate community. Look for additional improvements, including new benches and garbage cans, in the near future.

Enjoy Fitness & Fun at Ackerman SFC’s Open House!

Staying active is the best way to get or maintain a healthy fitness level, and the Glen Ellyn Park District does its part by offering a wide variety of fitness options for adults and kids. On Saturday, November 3rd, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm, the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn will be holding an Open House to showcase the facility, the classes, and the other programs that make it one of Glen Ellyn’s premier fitness centers. Registration is not required, and attendance is free for both members and non-members. Read More »

New Classes for Budding Artists

Humans were inspired to create art on cave walls thousands of years ago to try to understand their place in the world. Art in all its many forms inspires creativity and innovating thinking, which helps increase motivation and appreciation in all aspects of our lives. Read More »

WERQ-a-Thon Works to Eliminate Breast Cancer

Join the Glen Ellyn Park District in helping to fight and eliminate breast cancer. On Saturday, October 20th, the Park District will host its annual fundraiser to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation; this year’s event will be the very first WERQ-a-Thon, led by WERQ Fitness instructors Sarella Kelly and Xenia Demo. Read More »

Keep Kids Active This Winter with Youth Basketball

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s Winter Youth Basketball League, for boys and girls in grades 1-8, is around the corner! Whether your child is a seasoned player or joining for the first time, make sure you register before the November 1st deadline. Read More »

UPDATE (10/3): Main Parking Lot Entrance Closure at Ackerman

As the Ackerman Parking Lot Improvement Project nears completion, the main entrance off St. Charles Road and Riford Road into the park will be closed to all traffic from Wednesday, October 3rd through the morning of Saturday, October 6th. The road, while possibly not finished, will be reopened on Saturday, October 6th and remain open through the weekend. It may be closed again for a few days the week of October 7th; specific dates will be announced once determined. Also, during those same dates of closure, the main parking lot serving Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC) and the drop-off lane / front parking area will not be accessible. This closure will enable asphalt work to occur within the main drive and the road going east towards the center of the park. Read More »

Parents and Tots Play Soccer at the Glen Ellyn Park District

Soccer is one of the most popular sports across the globe. It provides a terrific way for adults and kids of all ages to enjoy the benefits of exercise, competition, and downright fun all year long. For many years, the Glen Ellyn Park District has offered a variety of soccer programs to meet the needs of the community; this Fall, a brand-new class will reach those who want exposure to soccer at an even younger age. Read More »

Meet Sweet P. Doll Workshops

Sweet P. Doll Studio’s owner, Paula Breunig, has been offering fun and unique workshops for young children and their dolls for the past eight years. Read More »

Kiwanis Fish Releases

Help restock Lake Ellyn and Lake Foxcroft! Kids and adults are invited to help dispense fish into the lakes on Saturday, September 29 at 9am. This is a free event. Please bring a canned good item for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and dress appropriately. Read More »

UPDATE (9/18): Main Parking Lot Entrance Closure at Ackerman

Closure of the main entrance drive into Ackerman Park and Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center has been delayed due to forecasted rain. As a result, the road is expected to be open most, if not all, of this week. This means the entrance drive will likely be closed sometime next week. Read More »

Discover the Health Benefits of Platform Tennis

As with any fast-paced sport, platform tennis offers a myriad of health benefits, both physical and mental. Read More »

Plogging Offers Health Benefits, Reduces Litter

It’s hard to understand why some people make the choice to throw their trash on the ground rather than find a waste receptacle to dispose of it. Studies show that the main reason people litter is because they don’t have convenient access to a trash can, not because they don’t care about the environment. And if they’re in an area that already has a fair amount of litter, they’re more likely to add to it. Read More »

Carve Out Time for Glen Ellyn Park District’s Pumpkin Flotilla Fest!

Lake Ellyn Park is gorgeous in the Fall, and the Pumpkin Flotilla Fest will make wonderful use of the idyllic setting. The Glen Ellyn Park District’s annual festival, which is geared towards all ages, will provide three hours of fun activities, food and beverages for purchase, and a chance to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. Read More »

2018 Polar Express™ Storytime Trains & Registration Dates – SOLD OUT

Get ready to register for the Polar Express™ Storytime Train! On our journey to the North Pole, we will read “The Polar Express”, sing carols, and enjoy a special visit from Santa! Resident registration for this popular program will begin on Monday, October 1 at 8:30am. Read More »