District News

Notice of Board Meeting Time and Location Change for September 3

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed the location and start time for their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Read More »

Dog Park Closure on Thursday, August 29

The Spring Avenue Dog Park will be closed Thursday, August 29th from 6:00AM until 12:00PM. Read More »

Get Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid

The Glen Ellyn Park District is offering classes for ages 15 and up that will teach CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), how and when to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) device, and general First Aid. Skills learned will help attendees know how to handle the situation if a person near them is having a heart attack, or if the person is the victim of a bone fracture, a burn, or other medical emergency. Read More »

Serve, Hit, and Volley at a Free Platform Tennis Clinic

We’re offering free Platform Tennis clinics on Friday, September 20th to introduce new players to rules, techniques, and strategies of the sport! Read More »

Labor Day Holiday Hours

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day). Read More »

Native Tree and Shrub Sale Helps Homeowners Enhance Yards

Add beauty to your yard and home, while helping the environment, by purchasing trees and shrubs through the Glen Ellyn Native Tree and Shrub Sale! Over 25 tree species and shrub species are available, ranging from $30-$35 each. A full list of the plants offered, as well as order forms, can be found at Orders must be received by September 20th. Read More »

Glow in the Park Lantern Walk Back Again on September 15

Hundreds of softly glowing lanterns will be paraded around Lake Ellyn on Sunday, September 15th, as part of Glen Ellyn Park District’s “Glow in the Park Lantern Walk” from 5 to 8 p.m. Read More »

It’s All About the Dogs at PUPcorn and a Movie

Families and their furry canine friends are invited to our free movie presentation of A Dog’s Way Home! Read More »

Pickleball Made Simple – Free Clinic for Adults

Pickleball has grown in popularity in recent years, and we want to help you learn how to play the game. An Adult Outdoor Pickleball Clinic is being offered on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Village Green Park, 130 S. Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Help Plant Trees on Grandparent’s Day

Looking for a special way to spend quality time with your grandkids? Bring them to Ackerman Park on Sunday, September 8th from 1 to 2 p.m. The Glen Ellyn Park District needs help planting small oak trees in the woods of the park. Read More »

Sign Up Now for the New Fall Youth Basketball League

This brand new league, geared towards boys and girls in grades 3-8, offers a shorter 6-week season for anyone interested in having extra preparation time before the 10-week Winter Basketball League program, and also gives new players a chance to try it out before committing to the Winter Basketball League. Read More »

End of Season Hours for Mini Golf, Sunset Pool, and the Splash Park

Holes & Knolls Mini Golf, Sunset Pool, and the Splash Park will observe special hours of operation from August 22 to September 2 (Labor Day). Hours are weather-dependent and subject to change. Please check the Rainout Line before heading to the facilities. Read More »

Fall Co-Ed Field Hockey Registration Open for Grades 1-8

The Glen Ellyn Park District is now accepting registrations for Fall Co-Ed Field Hockey for grades 1-8. The program begins on September 5th and runs through October 20th. Read More »

Roller Skating Classes: Old School Fun for a New Generation

Parents seeking a recreation opportunity for their kids will have a new option beginning this fall. Glen Ellyn Park District has teamed up with Revolution Skate Studio in Lombard to offer roller skating classes for ages 3-10. Read More »

Play mini golf. Win prizes.

Need a reason to celebrate in August? Since 1993, August has been named the national month for the sport of golf. To celebrate, Holes & Knolls Mini Golf will be giving out prizes weekly with the luck of the draw. To enter, simply turn in your scorecard at the end of your round. View mini golf hours and fees.

Free Things To Do in Aug. 2019

The month of August is packed with events that you and your family can enjoy without spending a dime.  Read More »

Newton Park Improvements 2020: Public Meeting on July 31

Glen Ellyn Park District will be applying for a State of Illinois Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant regarding proposed improvements to Newton Park for 2020. The District had previously identified existing assets within the park that are due to be replaced and/or renovated in the next two years because of age and life expectancy. Those assets include the playground and skate park components. If successful in obtaining additional funding, the scope of the project would be increased, and added improvements could be implemented.

An open house for the public will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at Newton Park underneath the picnic shelter from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at which time, preliminary information regarding the proposed improvements will be available. Read More »

Rained-out “Movies in the Parks” rescheduled for Aug. 16

We’ve rescheduled our rained-out movies for Friday, August 16! Come watch a free showing of either The Muppet Movie or Snow White. Read More »

Lantern kits on sale now for Glow in the Park

The Glow in the Park Lantern Walk, which benefits Lurie Children’s, will return to Lake Ellyn Park on September 15th. Join the fun by decorating your own lantern to carry during this parade of lights! Read More »

Swim, Float, and Watch Finding Dory at Sunset Pool

Swim, float, or lounge in a deck chair while watching Disney’s Finding Dory at our annual “Dive-in Movie” at Sunset Pool on Thursday, August 8! Read More »