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Fall Fête raises $61,000 for the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks

Guests at Fall Fête experienced a night of whimsy at the Lake Ellyn Boathouse on Saturday, November 2nd as they helped raise $61,000 for the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Foundation’s scholarship program, which allows residents experiencing financial hardship to attain reduced and/or no-fee recreation and athletic programs through the Glen Ellyn Park District. Each year, the program supports almost 200 Glen Ellyn families. Photos from the event are available here.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 29th. Read More »

Winter Activity Guide Delivery and Registration Dates

The Winter 2020 Activity Guide was delivered to resident homes the weekend of November 2nd. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, November 17th 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 »

Free Fitness and Kids’ Classes at Ackerman SFC on Nov. 2

The facility will be hosting its annual Open House, featuring complimentary group fitness classes, kids’ classes, mini massages courtesy of DuPage Healthcare, tours, and the opportunity to climb the indoor rock wall. Read More »

Sold Out Events

The upcoming events listed below are sold out. We encourage you to register your family for the wait lists (where available) and you will be contacted should space become available.

Celebrate Autumn at the Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

The Pumpkin Flotilla Fest is a one-of-a-kind annual fall festival in Glen Ellyn; this year’s event takes place on October 20th. The flotilla is comprised of pumpkins carved by members of the community. When the pumpkins are floated on Lake Ellyn, it creates a wonderful glowing spectacle. Read More »

Register Now for Winter Youth Basketball League

Is your child interested in playing basketball this winter? The Glen Ellyn Park District offers a Winter Youth Basketball League geared towards boys and girls in grades 1-8. Registration is open from now through Friday, November 1st. Read More »

New Playground Coming Soon to Walnut Glen Park

Walnut Glen Park is getting a new playground! Work will begin to enhance the park and playground equipment this week, with completion anticipated by mid-November. Read More »

2019 Polar Express™ Storytime Trains are sold out

All 2019 Polar Express™ Storytime Trains are full. Be sure to add your name to the waiting lists in the Online Registration Portal. You will be contacted in the event that spots become available.

Lakers Fall Classic Tournament Update

This past weekend, the annual Lakers Fall Classic soccer tournament was cancelled due to extreme weather. Over the years, the event has experienced challenging conditions such as heavy rain, intense heat, extreme cold, and even snow. Unfortunately, Friday’s weather was unprecedented and caused the first cancellation of the entire tournament. The powerful rain and intermittent thunderstorms that began at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and continued (off and on) until 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning made for unplayable conditions the rest of the weekend, particularly when combined with the low temperatures and continued precipitation throughout parts of Saturday and Sunday. Read More »

Notice of Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has scheduled a Special Meeting for Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The Special Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Notice of Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has scheduled a Special Meeting for Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The Special Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Notice of Board Meeting Time and Location Change for September 3

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed the location and start time for their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Read More »

Dog Park Closure on Thursday, August 29

The Spring Avenue Dog Park will be closed Thursday, August 29th from 6:00AM until 12:00PM. Read More »

Get Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid

The Glen Ellyn Park District is offering classes for ages 15 and up that will teach CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), how and when to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) device, and general First Aid. Skills learned will help attendees know how to handle the situation if a person near them is having a heart attack, or if the person is the victim of a bone fracture, a burn, or other medical emergency. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Lakers and Midwest FC Supplemental Travel Soccer Tryouts Start October 15

The Glen Ellyn Lakers and Midwest FC competitive travel soccer teams are holding supplemental tryouts for U8 to high school players to finalize teams for the 2019-2020 year. Read More »

Serve, Hit, and Volley at a Free Platform Tennis Clinic

We’re offering free Platform Tennis clinics on Friday, September 20th to introduce new players to rules, techniques, and strategies of the sport! Read More »

The Turkey Trot is Right Around the Corner!

Join us for a free Thanksgiving morning tradition at Lake Ellyn Park! The Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race will kick-off at 8 a.m. sharp on November 28th. Read More »

Thanksgiving Break Camps

Are you looking for fun things for your kids to do during Thanksgiving break? We’ve got you covered! Sign them up for a Thanksgiving Break Camp to make sure they have an enjoyable learning experience while they’re out of school. Read More »

Columbus Day Miniature Golf Special

On Columbus Day, October 14th, come and enjoy a round of miniature golf at Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf Course, located within Maryknoll Park (845 Pershing Avenue) in Glen Ellyn! Special holiday prices include $5 per golfer for 36 holes from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.