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Summer Playbook is Now Online

Our staff have been working extremely hard to create new plans and programs to meet both the guidelines set forth by the State and the needs of our local parents and families. Check out the new Summer Playbook to see what at-home and in-person (small group) programs are currently available. The Playbook will be continuously updated, so check back often. View the Summer Playbook >

Outdoor Group Fitness Classes Begin Monday, June 8, at Ackerman SFC!

Ackerman SFC will reopen for outdoor group fitness classes and personal training only beginning on Monday, June 8, as allowed under Phase 3: Recovery guidelines within the Restore Illinois Plan. During this phase, purchase of a $20 Group Fitness Class Pass will be required to preregister for group fitness classes. The pass will be valid from June 8 to July 8, and will enable pass holders to sign up for more than 45 classes each week. All classes will be socially distanced and limited to 10 participants. Learn more >

Reopening Update

June 1, 2020 – In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan, staff has made the following plan for the return of programming and reopening of facilities as detailed in Phase 3: Recovery, which began on Friday, May 29. We will continue to adjust our plan as we get closer to Phase 4: Revitalization. Read more >

Dinosaur Expedition

Welcome…to Glen Ellyn Park! Take part in our Dinosaur Expedition on Saturday, June 27th from 10am to 2pm. Read More »

An Important Update from the Executive Director

Glen Ellyn Park District continues to put the health and safety of our residents and guests at the forefront of decisions during this pandemic. With that said, we want to update you on Sunset Pool, community events, summer programming and more for 2020. Read more >

GEPD At-Home Activity Center

During these unprecedented times, we’re doing our best to bring activities to you. View our GEPD At-Home Activity Center for weekly contests and coloring sheets, free virtual fitness classes, registered programs with some of your favorite instructors, and more, to keep you entertained and engaged. Enjoy >

Glen Ellyn Park District Survey

Please fill out a short, two-minute survey to help us better meet your needs and concerns both during the stay-at-home order and after it’s lifted. Your opinion is very important to us and will assist the Glen Ellyn Park District in establishing programs and procedures moving forward. Take the survey >

Upcoming Collection Drives

Coronavirus is threatening America’s blood supply, food banks, and more. The Glen Ellyn Park District is committed to providing opportunities for you to help! Read More »

Collection for Glen Ellyn Cares on Thursday, May 14

The Glen Ellyn Cares fundraiser was started by the Chamber in order to assist struggling local restaurant owners by buying meals to be donated to staff at local hospitals. If you are able to help, any level of support makes a difference and is greatly appreciated! Cash or check donations will be accepted from 1pm to 6pm at Ackerman SFC on May 14th. After you donate, a photo backdrop is available so you can customize a thank you sign for essential workers and snap a selfie! Please bring your own marker or pen.

Blood drive at Ackerman SFC on May 18. Be a beacon of hope!

Help ensure a healthy blood supply in Illinois by donating at the upcoming blood drive at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road, on Monday, May 18. Appointments, available from 1 to 6pm, are required in order to control the number of people at the site at a given time and to ensure safe social distancing (no walk-ins). Keeping in compliance with our state’s ordinance, donors will be required to bring and wear face masks during the donation process.

Click here to sign up or call/text Camille from Versiti at (847) 305-9998.

All About My Mom Interviews

We want to hear all about what makes your mom special. Complete and email a photo of our All About My Mom Interview by Saturday, May 9th at 3pm to contest@gepark.org for a chance to win a gift for mom! Please include a photo with mom, your names, and the child’s age with your submissions. Download the interview sheet >

Injured, Ill, or Orphaned Birds/Animals

While we are not able to accept injured, ill, or orphaned birds/animals, we’re lucky to have DuPage County Forest Preserve’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center located right here in Glen Ellyn. They are a wonderful resource for information and for connecting rescuers with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

National Fitness Day: Saturday, May 2nd

National Fitness Day, held on the first Saturday in May, is an opportunity to try new ways of becoming fit and healthy! During this stressful time, exercise is also important to maintaining good physical and mental health. This Saturday, get up and get MOVING, any way you can!

Let us know what fitness means to you! Print this sign, fill it out, and snap a selfie with your sign in view! Share the picture with us by emailing photo@gepark.org, tagging @glenellynparkdist on Instagram, or sending us a message through Facebook. We’ll share the photos we receive on our pages on Saturday. Read More »

May 5th Board meeting to be held remotely

Due to the shutdown of all Park District facilities in response to COVID-19, the May 5th meeting of the Park Board of Commissioners will be held by Zoom conference as permitted by the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation in Response to COVID-19 (COVID-19 Executive Order 5) exempting the requirement of the Open Meetings Act for the physical presence of the Commissioners at the meeting and permitting Commissioner attendance by video, audio, or telephone access. Read More »

Community Zoofari

Be a part of our Community Zoofari on Saturday, May 23rd from 10am to 2pm. Read More »

Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You!

Celebrate Star Wars Day with these activities straight from a galaxy far, far away! Email your pictures to photo@gepark.org to show us how you made this your best May the Fourth ever! Read More »

Blood drive at Ackerman SFC on May 14. Be a beacon of hope!

Thank you to everyone that signed up for the May 14th blood drive! At this time, all appointments have filled. In order to control the number of people at the site at a given time and to ensure safe social distancing, walk-ins will not be accepted. Read More »

Upcoming Virtual Classes

These new programs will help you have fun and be social while staying safe at home! Click on each program to learn more.

Glen Ellyn Strong Virtual 5K

Stay active while practicing social distancing by participating in the Glen Ellyn Strong Virtual 5K! The 5K is free and open to the public (no registration required) but you can also get gear delivered straight to your door! Order a race shirt and every purchase made will help support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Read More »

An Important Update from the Executive Director

Please click here to read an important update from the Executive Director regarding Sunset Pool opening day and Glen Ellyn Park District operations.