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3v3 Pop-Up Pond Hockey Tournament on January 29

Ice hockey players, show your skills against other teams on Saturday, January 29. The Glen Ellyn Park District is excited to announce our NEW 3v3 Pop-Up Pond Hockey Tournament on Lake Ellyn. Teams of three to five players will compete in a bracket style tournament and are guaranteed three games. Divisions are available for ages 9 and up. Fee is $100 per team with proceeds benefiting the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund. Read More »

Join Our Team: We’re Hiring for Summer!

We’re gearing up for summer! Now accepting applications for positions at Sunset Pool and Maryknoll Park (Holes & Knolls Mini Golf and Maryknoll Splash Park). Read More »

Get a Covid-19 vaccine booster or flu shot on January 29

Sign up to get a Covid-19 vaccine booster or flu shot at Ackerman SFC on Saturday, January 29. The Glen Ellyn Park District will be hosting a joint clinic in partnership with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More »

Outdoor Ice Skating Update

Check the current ice conditions for Newton Park, Lake Ellyn, Lake Foxcroft, and the Polar Plaza by visiting gepark.org/hotline. Read More »

Covid-19 Update: Spectator, Face Covering, and Parking Reminders

Due to the current surge in Covid-19 transmissions, the Glen Ellyn Park District is encouraging patrons to limit the number spectators/attendees at indoor events and programs within District facilities, including Winter Youth Basketball games and the Indoor Soccer league. Supervisors will email program specific guidance as needed to registered participants.

As a reminder, all individuals 2 years or age and over who can medically tolerate a face covering are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in an indoor public place per Executive Order 21-22.

With many District programs starting this week, be sure to allow additional time for parking and use caution when driving through District lots. In addition, please stay home if you are feeling sick or are experiencing and Covid-19 symptoms in order to reduce community spread.

Please continue to refer to gepark.org/coronavirus for updates.

Spring Sports Registration Deadlines

Spring sports registration is underway! Below is a list of upcoming league offerings and important registration deadlines. Click the program name for more information and to register.

 

Notice of Meeting Time Change

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed the start time for their Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022. The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, January 11, 2022 will begin at 6:30 p.m. instead of its regularly scheduled time of 7:00 p.m. and will take place at its regularly scheduled location of 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Common Good + Polar Plaza

Beginning December 16, Common Good Cocktail House will be selling Hot Toddies at the Polar Plaza! You can now indulge in their signature crafted drinks every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more about the Polar Plaza »

To purchase alcohol, you must be 21 years of age or older. Alcoholic drinks must be consumed in the Polar Plaza. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Please note, Common Good will not be at the Polar Plaza on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, or Jan. 1.

IUOE Local 150 Protest

At the southwest corner of Main Street and Hill Avenue, in front of the Main Street Recreation Center, protest signs and associated vehicles have been present within the right of way over the past few weeks. IUOE Local 150 is in dispute with Hacienda Landscaping Inc. Hacienda is currently providing the construction services for improvements to Newton Park. While the dispute has nothing to do with the Glen Ellyn Park District and is not related to quality of work or performance, Local 150 has the right to protest and establish a lawful ambulatory picket. Read More »

Winter 2022 Playbook Now Available Online

Our interactive Winter 2022 Playbook is out now and we have something for everyone! Browse the Playbook to see all the great programs and fun events available to you and your family. Registration will open Saturday, December 4 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, December 11 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes in the Playbook for quick and easy registration. View the Playbook »

Flu Shot and COVID-19 Booster Clinic

State Representative Terra Costa will be hosting a walk-up flu shot and COVID-19 booster (Pfizer, Moderna, and a limited amount of J&J) clinic with the Glen Ellyn Park District, Glen Ellyn Library, DuPage Health Coalition, and Jewel-Osco at Ackerman Sport & Fitness Center (800 St. Charles Road in Glen Ellyn) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. Appointments are not necessary. Learn more »

Winter 2022 Playbook Coming Nov. 30

Our Winter Playbook will be published exclusively on our website Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Registration for programs within the Winter Playbook will open Saturday, December 4 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, December 11 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. 

Kick Off to the Polar Plaza on Saturday, November 27

Join in for holiday merriment with live music, festive activities, and a visit with Santa at the Kick Off to the Polar Plaza, celebrating Shop Small Saturday, from Noon to 3 p.m. on November 27 at the Polar Plaza, 501 Crescent Blvd, in downtown Glen Ellyn. Plus, enjoy a free showing of Arthur Christmas starting at 10:30 a.m. at Glen Art Movie Theatre, 540 Crescent Blvd. Read More »

The Pop-Up Polar Plaza is returning to downtown Glen Ellyn

In partnership with the Village of Glen Ellyn, the District is excited to announce the return of the Polar Plaza Downtown Pop-Up Skating Rink in late November. Free to residents and visitors to the area, the rink has a synthetic (plastic) surface which replicates a regular ice surface. Look for more information, including the opening date, to be posted on our website and social media in mid-November.

Holiday Light Recycling

Think green! Before tossing those broken light strands in the trash and adding to the landfill, consider recycling them instead! Glen Ellyn Park District is once again partnering with Elgin Recycling to provide a solution for used/broken lights and extension cords from now through January 31, 2022. Read More »

Toys for Tots Toy Drive with Character!

Donate a toy for Toys for Tots to meet and take pictures with your favorite superheroes and princesses!

The Toys for Tots Toy Drive with Character will return to Ackerman SFC from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5. Donated toys must be new and unwrapped. Characters are subject to change but our event partner, The Alliance of Legends, expects Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Ursula, Belle, Loki, Elsa, Anna, Prince Hans, Snow White, and Rapunzel to visit. In 2020, more than 500 toys were collected for area children. We hope you will help us exceed that number in 2021!

Masks are required to be worn at all times at this event. No registration required.

Turkey Trot and Food Drive

Start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot at the annual Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race and Food Drive on Thursday, November 25 at Lake Ellyn Park. Read More »

Blood Drive and Food Drive on Nov. 23

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 23. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! If you donated whole blood before September 29, you are due to give again. Make an appointment »

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive: Donate items to help fill the shelves at Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Just pull up to the Ackerman SFC main entrance from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 and we’ll do the rest!

Flu Shot and COVID-19 Booster Clinic

State Representative Terra Costa Howard / the DuPage Health Coalition / Glen Ellyn Park District / Glen Ellyn Public Library / Jewel-Osco will provide a vaccine booster and flu shot clinic at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointments are needed as all walk-ins are welcome for this event. Read More »

Blood Drive and Food Drive on October 21

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 21. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! Donors new to Versiti who give blood at the October drive will receive a $25 e-gift card as their way of saying thank you. Make an appointment »

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive: Donate items to help fill the shelves at Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Just pull up to the Ackerman SFC main entrance from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 21 and we’ll do the rest!