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Food Drive for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

As more of our community members begin to lose jobs and income, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is in urgent need of items. To make it even more convenient to donate, we’ve partnered with Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage County to host a “drive thru” Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on Friday, April 3rd from 1pm-4pm. When dropping off your donation, please follow the signs toward the front entrance drive. Read More »

Fitness Videos to Keep You Moving!

We want to make sure everyone is staying active and healthy! Our trainers and instructors are working hard to bring you new fitness videos to use at home each week! Read More »

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to help during these unprecedented times? Our friends at Giving DuPage have put together an extensive list of urgent volunteer and in-kind donation needs. Click here.

World Down Syndrome Day

Don’t forget to rock your socks on March 21st! Saturday is World Down Syndrome Day and you can show your support by wearing mismatched socks and by having kiddos color socks for the local window hunt! Click here for a free socks coloring sheet. You can also visit https://www.ds-int.org/world-down-syndrome-day to learn why and how World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated, and about this year’s call to action!

Virtual Rec Center

We’ve pulled together some fun resources so you can take a virtual trip to Yellowstone Park, listen to a story, learn how to construct a butterfly feeder, and more. Have a suggestion for the list? Please email support@gepark.org! See the list >

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

Please click here for all the latest updates pertaining to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Park District operations. The page will be updated as information is available or changes.

Online Registration Search Issues

Our online registration system has been rebooted to correct the search issue some users experienced this evening. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Please email support@gepark.org if you continue to experience any issues and we will address them as quickly as possible.

Glen Ellyn Park District releases 2019 Annual Report

The Glen Ellyn Park District has published its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. Within the Annual Report are highlights of the Park District’s 2019 financial results and achievements. The report also contains information on natural area restoration projects, community events, partnerships, athletics and upcoming projects for 2020.

View the 2019 Annual Report »

Glen Ellyn Park District residents may receive a hard copy of the Annual Report at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Each day brings new information regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The purpose of this communication is to let our residents know that the Glen Ellyn Park District is monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) relative to the current situation. For the time being, we are focused on ensuring that our staff and patrons are aware and take preventative measures to protect themselves from getting sick or stop the potential spread of illness to others. Read More »

Spring/Summer Activity Guide Delivery and Registration Dates

The Spring/Summer 2020 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes the weekend of February 29th. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, March 15th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your autumn schedules right away! Read More »

Ron Aubrey Named Park District Volunteer of the Year

Ron Aubrey was named the Glen Ellyn Park District Volunteer of the Year at the annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards on February 11, 2020. The recognition event, hosted by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, honors individuals and organizations that have been active within the community while contributing towards the betterment of Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Summer Job Applications Due February 28

We’re hiring lifeguards, swim instructors, camp counselors, concessions staff, admissions staff, park maintenance staff, and more. Work with great people, learn valuable skills, and have fun this summer. Opportunities are available for ages 15 and up. Applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2020. Click here to view positions and apply.

Registration for Cyclones Volleyball League open

The Glen Ellyn Park District is gearing up for another youth volleyball season! Registration is open for the Cyclones Volleyball League through February 26, 2020, at gepark.org/register. Third through sixth graders are eligible to join. Read More »

Ice Conditions Update: 1/24/20

The 2019-2020 winter has not provided favorable conditions for outdoor ice skating. Unfortunately, Lake Ellyn has yet to reach the 6-inch ice thickness required for safe skating and periods of warmer temperatures (e.g. above freezing), snowfall, and rain has diminished the ice at all locations. We will continue to monitor the ice daily and hope Mother Nature provides better conditions in the next few weeks! Read More »

$400,000 OSLAD grant will help Glen Ellyn Park District improve Newton Park

The Glen Ellyn Park District was awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The OSLAD grant will fund a significant portion of planned improvements at Newton Park including a renovated playground with an inclusive emphasis, enhanced park amenities including a seating area and receptacles, small sensory garden, accessible path to spectator area of baseball/softball field and turf field, skate park improvements, and enhanced connectivity. Read More »

Registration ends Feb. 15 for spring baseball, softball

It’s registration time for all Pre-K through 8th graders interested in playing spring league baseball or softball! Registration is open between now and Saturday, February 15, with the season running April through June.

New and returning players can register online at www.gepark.org/register or in-person using the Athletic Registration Form at the Spring Avenue or Main Street Recreation Centers. Read More »

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting Sold Out, Wait List Available

The Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting is sold out! Tickets will not be available at the door. To add your name to the wait list, please visit www.glenellynchamber.com/wine.

Glen Ellyn Park District to host high school 3-on-3 basketball league

High school age boys in Glen Ellyn and surrounding areas can now register to participate in the Glen Ellyn Park District’s 3-on-3 winter basketball league at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center from January 25-March 21. Registration is available through January 20 at gepark.org/register. Read More »

Bulldogs Boys Spring Lacrosse Registration Open

Registration is open for the youth sports program Bulldogs Lacrosse through January 15, 2020. The program is open to boys in first through eighth grade, with the season running from April to early June. Bulldogs Lacrosse welcomes players of all abilities and experience to become part of the fastest growing sport in the county. Read More »

Grow the Game Tournament at Glenbard West

The inaugural Grow the Game Tournament, hosted at Glenbard West, is a unique and important event highlighting 14 girls’ basketball programs all led by female Head Coaches. The majority of games will also be officiated by female referees. The event was established with the purpose of celebrating and empowering girls and women in basketball. Learn more.