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Fireworks from the Fishing Pier raffle raises $3,875 for the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks’ Scholarship Fund

Congratulations to Matt and Lisa Dell on winning the Fireworks from the Fishing Pier raffle! Thank you to those who entered and helped raise $3,875 for the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks’ Scholarship Fund, which enables families in need of financial assistance the opportunity to participate in Park District programs.

Community Passes Glen Ellyn Park District Referendum

The Glen Ellyn Park District referendum request for $15.9 million to repair, improve and expand facilities, upgrade four park properties throughout the district, and purchase additional land for parks has been approved, according to preliminary results as reported by DuPage County Clerk – Election Division.

We are so grateful, and would like to thank every member of the Glen Ellyn Park District community for your continued support. From the survey responses to the ballots cast in yesterday’s vote, your voices have been heard and we are honored to deliver what matters most to you here in our community.

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Voting in the Primary Election on June 28

This year’s Primary Election is held Tuesday, June 28, 2022. It is a very important date because you will be able to vote for candidates pursuing elected office, and you have the opportunity to vote on the Glen Ellyn Park District bond referendum.

This $15.9 million bond referendum will raise revenue to repair, improve and expand park facilities, upgrade four parks spread across the district, and purchase additional land for parks. If approved, the referendum will benefit these specific projects:

  • Improve, equip and maintain Sunset Pool
  • Expand, improve, equip and maintain Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
  • Improve, equip and maintain Babcock Grove Park, Churchill Park, Lake Foxcroft Park, and the Lenox Road parcel
  • Make additional park and athletic improvements district wide
  • Acquire land to expand parks in the future

As a Glen Ellyn resident, you can vote at any DuPage County voting site. Click here to view a list of polling places for DuPage County on June 28, Primary Election Day, including Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center (800 St. Charles Road) and Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue). Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about the referendum and project priorities, visit: gepark.org/futureparks

Referendum Open House moved to Spring Avenue Recreation Center

The Referendum Open House scheduled for Saturday, June 25 has been moved the inclement weather location, Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue. Residents that would like to learn more about the Glen Ellyn Park District Referendum are encouraged to attend from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please feel free to stop by and ask questions so you can make an informed decision when you vote during the Illinois Primary Election on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. For more information about the referendum, including detailed project plans with drawings, budgets for each project, tax implications for residents, and Frequently Asked Questions, visit: gepark.org/futureparks

Freedom Four 4-Mile Run/Walk Day-of-Race Parking

Residents are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Freedom Four 4-Mile Run/Walk, as there is no parking on Lenox or the roads surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. The commuter parking lots, including the Duane and Lorraine parking lot and the Civic Center parking garage, will remain open. Please click here to view the Village of Glen Ellyn’s interactive parking map and be sure to follow all posted signage. Limited parking will be available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field for Freedom Four 4-Mile Run/Walk participants. All cars must be removed from this lot by 10:00 a.m. 

Early Voting in the June 28 Primary Election

Early voting in the June 28 Primary Election started Monday, June 13. Through June 25, residents can vote early at 13 temporary early voting sites throughout DuPage County. Voting hours at these sites are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. In Glen Ellyn, early voting is available at Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St. 

Voters will have the opportunity to vote on the Glen Ellyn Park District referendum, which is also on the ballot. The Glen Ellyn Park District referendum is on the second page for the Republican and Democrat ballot, and is the first question in the “Initiatives” section. For those who select the Non-Partisan ballot, the referendum is the first or only question. You will be asked to vote on the following question: Shall the Glen Ellyn Park District, DuPage County, Illinois, improve, equip and maintain Sunset Pool, expand, improve, equip and maintain Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, improve, equip and maintain other parks and park facilities, acquire land for park purposes, and issue its bonds to the amount of $15,900,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

An additional nine permanent early voting sites will be open through June 27. These sites are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

You can find more information on early voting in DuPage County at their website.

Referendum Open House on June 25

Your Community. Your Parks. Your Decision. Vote on June 28.

Residents that would like to learn more about the Glen Ellyn Park District Referendum are encouraged to attend the upcoming Open House on Saturday, June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Pool. Please feel free to stop by and ask questions so you can make an informed decision when you vote during the Illinois Primary Election on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. In case of inclement weather, the Open House will be moved indoors to Spring Avenue Recreation Center. For more information about the referendum, including detailed project plans with drawings, budgets for each project, tax implications for residents, and Frequently Asked Questions, visit: gepark.org/futureparks

Summer 2022 Playbook Now Online

Our Summer 2022 Playbook is out now. Registration for programs and events featured in this edition will open Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes for quick and easy registration. View the Summer Playbook »

Referendum Open House on June 8

Residents that would like to learn more about the Glen Ellyn Parks Referendum are encouraged to attend the upcoming Open House on Wednesday, June 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Spring Avenue Recreation Center. Please feel free to stop by and ask questions so you can make an informed decision when you vote on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. For more information about the referendum, including detailed project plans with drawings, budgets for each project, tax implications for residents, and Frequently Asked Questions, visit: gepark.org/futureparks

Summer 2022 Playbook Coming May 31

Our Summer 2022 Playbook will be published exclusively on our website Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Registration for programs and events featured in this edition opens Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. 

Upcoming Referendum Open House

Residents that would like to learn more about the Glen Ellyn Parks Referendum are encouraged to attend the upcoming Open House on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. Please feel free to stop by and ask questions so you can make an informed decision when you vote on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. For more information about the referendum, including detailed project plans with drawings, budgets for each project, tax implications for residents, and Frequently Asked Questions, visit: gepark.org/futureparks

Lake Ellyn Shoreline and Pathway Project Update

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s project to create a new shoreline path extending from the Lake Ellyn Boathouse to the fishing pier is underway. Read More »

Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Update and Summer Break at the Lake

After much discussion and consideration, the Glen Ellyn Park District will not be staging the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta in 2022. In the years leading up to the pandemic, participation, showmanship, and boat construction have significantly declined. Read More »

Touch-A-Truck Parking

Limited parking is available within Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Avenue. Overflow parking is available near Building 6 at Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center, 799 Roosevelt Road. The overflow lot can be accessed off Nicoll Way or Pershing Avenue. 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. Learn more about the event »

Glen Ellyn Park District seeks bond referendum for park improvements, upgrades, and expansion

Funds will be used to upgrade park properties, improve Sunset Pool and Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center and add new park lands.

April 20, 2022 – The Glen Ellyn Park District today announced it is pursuing a $15.9 million bond referendum to raise revenue to repair, improve and expand facilities, upgrade four park properties spread throughout the district, and purchase additional land for parks. The referendum question will be on the June 28, 2022 election ballot.

The Park District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to put the referendum to a public vote. “We conducted community-wide surveys in late 2021 and early 2022, and our residents were pretty aligned in identifying a series of projects they would like to see us undertake,” said Alex Durham, Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners president. “With a strong directive from our residents, our board voted unanimously to put the referendum on the June 2022 ballot.” Read More »

Blood & Food Drive on April 26

Blood Drive: Every day more than 10,000 patients rely on the generosity of blood donors to survive. Please take about an hour out of your day and donate at our blood drive on April 26 at Ackerman SFC. Every donation can save a live! Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins welcome. Versiti will enter all April blood donors into a drawing to win a $500 Airbnb gift card. Make an appointment »

Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries will be accepted at Ackerman SFC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 26. Drive up to the main entrance to donate and we’ll do the rest! All items collected will be delivered to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. For a list of the Pantry’s current top needs, visit their website at glenellynfoodpantry.org.

Vaccine Clinic on April 23

Glen Ellyn Park District, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, and State Representative Terra Costa Howard are hosting a joint vaccine clinic on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road. Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, flu shots, and pneumonia/tetanus/shingles vaccines will be available. Read More »

Sport Swap Accepted Items and Event Details

Glen Ellyn Park District and Go Green Glen Ellyn are hosting a Sport Swap Gently Used Equipment Sale on Saturday, April 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. Learn more »

Fourth of July hours

Glen Ellyn Park District facilities are closed or have special hours on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. Read More »

Memorial Day hours

Glen Ellyn Park District facilities are closed or have special hours on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. We hope you take the opportunity to honor our country’s veterans at the Glen Ellyn American Legion Post No. 3’s Memorial Day Ceremony held Monday, May 30 at Lake Ellyn Park beginning at 11 a.m. Read More »