District News

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 »

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.

Village to Plant Trees in Honor of 100-Year Anniversaries on April 26

The public is invited to attend the Village of Glen Ellyn’s Arbor Day Celebration, where they will be planting three trees in honor of the 100-Year Anniversaries of the Glen Ellyn Park District and B.R. Ryall YMCA. The event will take place at 12pm on Friday, April 26 at 529 Pennsylvania Avenue. For details, call (630) 469-6756.

Golden Eagles Football Hosts Information Session with Keynote by Israel Idonije

Football season is approaching quickly. If your son or daughter is interested in taking part in either the flag or tackle Golden Eagles programs, sign them up with the Glen Ellyn Park District before June 1 to avoid late fees. Families are invited to learn more about the program during a special event to be held beginning at 6pm on May 1st in the cafeteria of Glenbard West High School. Speakers include Glenbard West Head Coach Chad Hetlet, Glenbard South Head Coach Ryan Crissey, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Aaron Bare, Golden Eagles Mom Brandy Larrance and Former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije.
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One Weekend, Two Great Events!

Kids can climb inside dump trucks, fire trucks and more on Saturday, May 4th or test their knowledge on a miniature riding course, watch BMX demonstrations, and get an on-the-spot bike check on Sunday, May 5th. Read More »

Help Glen Ellyn Park District “Sweep the River” in May!

Participate in the annual DuPage County River Sweep by joining the Glen Ellyn Park District at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve on Saturday, May 18th from 9am-12pm. Volunteers, ages 5 or older, will help remove debris in and along the local waterway. Read More »

Get Tips, Tricks for Building a Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Boat

In advance of the iconic Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on June 29th, we’re hosting two Cardboard Boat Building Seminars where attendees will learn tips and tricks for creating their vessel from past champions. The seminars, which are free to attend, are available from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on April 20th or May 18th at Main Street Recreation Center (501 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn). Pre-registration is required by calling (630) 858-2463. For more information, please click here.

Monday Miles Returns with Theme Nights, Giveaways

Glen Ellyn Park District’s Monday Miles Community Running Series will return in June with new theme and giveaway nights, and a new location. The drop-in series is open to walkers, runners, and joggers of all ages and fitness levels. Read More »

Learn to Swim Classes Emphasize Water Safety

One of the best things parents can do for their children is to give them the opportunity to learn how to swim. It’s imperative for everyone to understand water safety, and to be able to make a proper, informed decision when the situation calls for it. Read More »

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

No winter lasts forever. Say “Hello Spring!” with the Glen Ellyn Park District by browsing this Top 25 list. Read More »

Teen Splash Bash Returns to Sunset Pool on June 7th

Life’s a (pool) party on Friday, June 7th, when Teen Splash Bash returns to Sunset Pool. Kids in grades 6-8 are invited for a night swim with music and games from 8pm-10pm. Read More »

Easter Holiday Hours: April 21, 2019

  • Main Street Rec Center: Closed
  • Spring Avenue Rec Center: Closed
  • Spring Avenue Fitness Center: Closed
    Spring Avenue Fitness Center members may use Ackerman SFC with photo ID for no cost during holiday closings.
  • Holes & Knolls Mini Golf: Closed
  • Ackerman SFC: 7am-1pm
    Due to the holiday, there will be no group fitness classes and child care will not be available. For open gym and turf hours, please call (630) 317-0130.

Glen Ellyn Park District’s Citizens’ Finance Committee Members Sought

Glen Ellyn Park District is seeking volunteers to serve on the Citizens’ Finance Committee, which reviews aspects of the District’s finances and budget to help guide the Board’s future decision making. Applications are due no later than May 31, 2019, and interviews will be scheduled in subsequent weeks. Read More »

Three elected to Board of Commissioners

On April 2, 2019, the community elected as Glen Ellyn Park District Park Board of Commissioners Paul O. Bischoff Jr., Kathy Cornell, and Ben Stortz for four-year terms. The new Board members will be seated at the Park Board meeting on May 7, 2019. 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 thanks Commissioner Wilson and Jeff West for extending the time and effort to run for office.

Learn about wildflowers in Lake Ellyn Park this May!

Spring wildflowers are often referred to as ephemerals due to their brief blooms and short life cycle. Lake Ellyn Park is home to many of these native plants that have faded away over the years due to human impact. Join us for a free ‘Spring Wildflower Walk’ to learn about these often-overlooked beauties that we are working hard to preserve. Read More »

Canoe, kayak or pedal boat on Lake Ellyn this summer!

One of Glen Ellyn’s finest gems becomes your space for exploration once again this summer. Row or peddle alongside the Boathouse, shores, fishing pier, and out onto the middle of Lake Ellyn during the Boating in the Park series, presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District.

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