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Touch-a-Truck Parking

Limited parking for Saturday’s Touch-A-Truck event will be available within Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Avenue. Overflow parking is available near Building 4 at Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center, 799 Roosevelt Road. Please use caution when crossing Route 53 and utilize the pedestrian crosswalk. We kindly ask that you follow all posted signage. Due to the popularity of this event, carpooling is recommended. For more information about Touch-a-Truck, please click here.

September 11th Memorial Service

Today, the Glen Ellyn Park District remembers those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, their families, and the countless heroes who responded without hesitation that day. The public is welcome to join the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company at its annual memorial service commemorating the events of September 11, 2001. The memorial service will take place today at 6:30 p.m. outside the front of Fire Station 61 at Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The service is expected to last approximately 30 minutes.

Community Survey

We want your input! The Glen Ellyn Park District is in the process of completing a blind survey, conducted by aQity. The survey was sent randomly to households within our boundaries. If you received a copy, we encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey to help identify opportunities to add to or improve facilities, parks, events, and programs. If you did not receive a copy, but would like to share your thoughts and opinions, a link to complete the survey will be available on our website in mid-October. Your feedback is invaluable to the District, and we appreciate your attention to this very important project for the community.

First Public-Use AEDs Installed in Three Parks

The District’s first outdoor automated external defibrillator (AED) units have been installed in three parks. Located at Ackerman (two locations), Newton, and Village Green Parks, the AEDs are mounted in a heated and weatherproof cabinet. When removed from the cabinet, a call is placed to 911 to contact emergency personnel. The units will be available in the parks from April through October. Read More »

Labor Day Holiday Hours 2021

Glen Ellyn Park District facilities are closed or have special hours on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. Read More »

Buy a Lantern for Glow in the Park

The Glow in the Park Lantern Walk will return to Lake Ellyn Park on Sunday, September 12! Purchase a lantern to decorate and bring to the event at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center. Each lantern kit is $10 and includes a paper lantern shade, LED light, and carrying stick. Proceeds from lantern kit sales benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. A limited supply of lantern kits will also be available to purchase and decorate at the event (cash only).

Autumn 2021 Playbook Now Available Online

Our interactive Autumn 2021 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, August 28 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, September 4 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes in the Playbook for quick and easy registration. View the Playbook »

Autumn 2021 Playbook Coming August 24

Our Autumn Playbook will be published exclusively on our website Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Registration for programs within the Autumn Playbook will open Saturday, August 28 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, September 4 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. 

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The next meeting of Board Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and via Zoom, and will begin at its normal time of 7:00 p.m.

Notice of Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Maryknoll Splash Park to reopen Tuesday, August 10

UPDATE (8/9/21): The mechanical issue at the Maryknoll Splash Park has been repaired. Weather permitting, the facility will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 10. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Notice of Public Meeting: Open House for Lenox Park

We want to hear from you! The Glen Ellyn Park District is leading an initiative to improve the recreation function and value at Lenox Park and add amenities. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the community about the process of developing the Park Master Plan and to seek community input on the proposed plan of future improvements. Read More »

Center for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health Announce Updated Mask Recommendation

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) released new guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals resume wearing face coverings indoors in areas of the country where COVID-19 transmission is “high or substantial”. DuPage County has entered into the “substantial” transmission category. Given this development, Glen Ellyn Park District is strongly recommending face coverings for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, inside our facilities. Unvaccinated individuals will continue to be required to wear face coverings. Read More »

Park District completes energy-saving LED conversion project

In July 2021, the Glen Ellyn Park District replaced more than 200 existing light fixtures with energy-saving LED fixtures at Main Street Recreation Center, 501 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Blood Drive and Food Drive on August 24

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. August 24. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! 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. August 24 and we’ll do the rest!

Animal Awareness: Red-Winged Blackbirds

If you are visiting Lake Ellyn, Lake Foxcroft or Churchill Parks, please be aware of red-winged blackbirds. During mating and breeding seasons, which runs from late May to August, this species can be extremely territorial and may exhibit aggressive behavior in defense of their nests. If they feel threatened, or that the female and nest are in danger, males are known to swoop, peck, or grab at humans. Signs are installed to warn visitors of aggressive bird behavior. We also recommend the following tips: Read More »

All Star Sports classes start in August

Let your child find their inner super star! This session’s options include Parent/Tot Sports, Super Sports, Basketball, Golf, T-Ball, and Soccer. Lesson plans are designed using FUNdamental drills and challenges designed to keep players engaged. Read More »

Sunset Pool Postseason Hours Begin August 11

Sunset Pool reduced daily swim hours run from Wednesday, August 11 to Monday, September 6. To provide safe and responsible oversight, the pool follows stringent guidelines and protocol in operation of the facility. The procedures and requirements are defined and established by the Illinois Department of Health and the Park District’s risk management provider, along with a respected and experienced third-party lifeguard consultant and management firm. Based on the pool space and water amenities, certified and trained lifeguards are required to be present and at the various stations around the deck. These lifeguards undergo significant preseason training and participate in weekly in-service classes and scenarios throughout the summer. The staff works extremely hard and are very dedicated to providing a safe aquatic experience for Sunset Pool patrons. Read More »

Blood Drive and Food Drive on July 27

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. July 27. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! 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 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. July 27 and we’ll do the rest!

Freedom Four 4-Mile Run 2021 Race Results

View results from the 2021 Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run by clicking here. An album of photos from the event will be posted to our Flickr page once available. Thank you to everyone that joined us for the race!