District News

Pumpkin Flotilla Fest 2017 Canceled Due to Weather

Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not cooperate today and the Glen Ellyn Park District is disappointed to announce that the Pumpkin Flotilla Fest scheduled for Sunday, October 22 at 4pm has been canceled due to inclement weather.

It is always a difficult decision to cancel an event. We understand how disappointing it is for our residents and all the kids who were excited to attend. The District would like to extend one last thank you to our sponsors and partners for supporting this event for the community: Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust, Pro-Home Services, DuPage Pediatric Dentistry, and the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn.


Thank you for your understanding. We hope you will join us at our upcoming free events including the Ackerman SFC Open House on November 4, Indoor Movie Night on November 10, and the Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race on November 23.

Winter 2018 Activity Guide Delivery and Registration Dates

The Winter 2018 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes on Saturday, October 28th. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, November 12th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our new Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your winter schedules right away! 


Registration Dates to Remember

  • Resident Registration: Sunday, November 12 at 10:00pm
  • Non-Resident Registration: Monday, December 4th at 8:30am

Activity Guide Pickup Locations

Beginning on Monday, October 30, Activity Guides may also be picked up at the following facilities:

  • Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue
  • Main Street Recreation Center, 501 Hill Avenue
  • Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road

Request Redelivery

If you are a Glen Ellyn Park District resident and do not receive your Activity Guide by Tuesday, October 31, please call (630) 858-2462 or fill out this form to request redelivery.


Are You New to the Park District?

In order to register for Park District activities and events, all patrons must first establish an account with the Park District. You may setup your account online by clicking here or in-person at one of the Park District’s Registration Offices. IMPORTANT: If creating your account online, you will receive an email asking you to activate your account. Once you click on the link within the email, you will be able to login and register for programs.

2017 Pumpkin Flotilla Fest Parking

Planning to drive to the Pumpkin Flotilla Fest on Sunday, October 22, 2017? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here.

Parking Notice for Ackerman Park & Ackerman SFC

Please be advised that parking at Ackerman Park and Ackerman SFC will be limited on Saturday, October 14 due to setup for the annual This Run’s for Jack 5K. Please allow additional time for parking on Saturday. Parking will also be limited on Sunday, October 15 when the event takes place. We will have additional designated parking for our members. Thank you!

Haunted Halloween Tour

Join us for a haunting good time as we travel to Sonny Acres Farm on October 27 for their Haunted Hayride. Try not to get spooked afterwards as you try to make your way through the Haunted Barn. Fee includes admission for hayride, haunted barn, and transportation. Open to ages 10-14.

Glen Ellyn Park District’s Hosts 2nd Annual Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

If you missed the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Pumpkin Flotilla Fest last year, be sure to clear your calendar for the late afternoon of Sunday, October 22nd. From 4:00 – 7:00 pm, the Park District will once again host this hugely popular event for the community at Lake Ellyn Park (645 Lenox Road), which last year brought out upwards of 1,500 guests. Read More »

Thank You to Our 2017 Lakers Fall Classic Volunteers!

The Glen Ellyn Park District would like to thank the hundreds of Lakers volunteers that contributed to organizing and staging the 24th Annual Lakers Fall Classic soccer tournament. Over 160 teams participated in the tournament with 300 games played from Friday evening to late afternoon on Sunday. Lakers soccer parents Read More »

2017 Lakers Fall Classic

The 24th Annual Lakers Fall Classic is THIS weekend! Good luck to all our teams participating in the tournament. During the event (September 29-October 1), there are significant parking demands within the lots at Ackerman Park. In anticipation, the Park District schedules the tournament games strategically, utilizes church parking (except Sunday morning) and has overflow parking at Lenox Road and St. Charles. Additionally, there will be designated parking spots for our Ackerman Sports and Fitness members in close proximity to the facility.

Glen Ellyn Park District Offers Free Native Seeds Workshop

The Glen Ellyn Park District is looking for people to take part in a “win-win” educational experience. The Native Seed Workshop, for ages 10 and up, will be held Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Frank Johnson Center (490 Kenilworth Avenue) in Glen Ellyn. Read More »

2017 Glow in the Park Lantern Walk Photos

Thank you to everyone in the community that made the 2017 “Glow in the Park Lantern Walk” such a success! In addition to our partner, Charlie’s Corner Foundation, the District would like to extend our sincere thanks to the event sponsors: Aqua-Tots Swim School, Bottle & Bottega, Dairy Queen (Lombard), The Stand, Catalano, Caboor & Co., and The Law Offices of Robert F. Kramer, Ltd. We would also like to give a special “shout out” to Krusin Photos (krusinphotos.com) for helping capture this unique experience! View the event album: https://goo.gl/NrYDdB.

Polar Express™ Storytime Train Registration and Dates

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 2 at 12:01am. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District hosts Boo Bash 2017 for Halloween fun!

With the approaching Halloween holiday, many parents find themselves scrambling to figure out the best way to take their children trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treat time frames often begin at 3:00 or 4:00 pm, before most parents are home from work. Trick-or-treating is expected to be completed by 7:00 pm, which for many families is right in the middle of dinnertime. A better solution for children ages 2-8 is to attend the Glen Ellyn Park District’s long-standing annual Boo Bash celebration on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Read More »

2017 Glow in the Park Lantern Walk Parking

Planning to drive to the Glow in the Park Lantern Walk this Sunday? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here.

The Glen Ellyn Park District is organizing a “Glow in the Park Lantern Walk” that will highlight creatively designed and constructed paper lanterns, in an effort to raise awareness and funds to benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. The event will take place  Read More »

Notice of Board Meeting Time Change

Please be advised that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for September 19, 2017 will now begin at 6:30pm.

Poochapalooza Returns on September 23, 2017

Do you have a dog, or are you thinking of getting one? About half of American households own a dog, so you’re in good company. Owning a dog has been proven to reduce stress levels for many people, who also benefit from the love, comfort, and companionship a dog provides. Most households consider their dog to be a member of their family.

A great way to celebrate the joy that dogs bring to our lives is to join the Glen Ellyn Park District for Poochapalooza on September 23, 2017.

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Park District offers Ecology 101 nature class for adults

By request, Ecology 101 for adults was added to the Glen Ellyn Park District’s lineup of educational classes. This special session brings the “invisible” flora and fauna to the forefront, and discusses the relationship between plants and animals in the region, focusing on how they rely on each other and work together to coexist successfully. Read More »

Open House Planned, New Courts in Works as Platform Tennis Takes Off

In the middle of the cold, dark winter, players dress in layers, put on their gloves and head for the tennis courts. The platform tennis courts, that is. The sport is enjoying a surge of popularity these days and the Glen Ellyn Park District is stepping up to meet the increased interest in two ways: a Platform Tennis Open House and Exhibition on September 15 and the addition of two new courts to the existing four. Read More »

“Glow in the Park Lantern Walk” raises awareness, funds on September 17, 2017

Paper lanterns have been popular for centuries. Originating in China, they were used as lamps, as decorations for houses and establishments, and even for sending messages during wartime. They were usually constructed from bamboo, wood, or wheat-straw, with paper or sometimes silk used for the shade. The lighted lanterns were generally meant to symbolize a wish for a bright future. Read More »

Reminder to Lock Your Vehicles

As fall programs are starting up, please remember to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables. Thank you!

Labor Day Holiday Hours 2017

The Park District will observe special hours of operation on Monday, September 4 (Labor Day). Read More »