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08/12/20: Program Updates Due to Extended Power Outage

Power has been restored at Main Street Recreation Center. The facility is open to program/camp participants only. Spring Avenue is still without power, phone, or internet service, and is closed to the public. The preliminary restore time for Spring Avenue is 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 15. An update on programs held at these two facilities is below:

  • Camp Caravan: Moved to Ackerman SFC for Wednesday, August 12. Will return to Main Street on Thursday, August 13.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz: All classes will take place at Main Street.
  • All Star Sports: Running as scheduled outside at Main Street.
  • Cruisin’ Adventure Camp: Running as scheduled.
  • Pinata Palooza: Rescheduled to Thursday, August 27.

Soccer Waivers:
Please note, Level 2 sports waivers for House or Travel Soccer should sent via email to bthomas@gepark.org. To submit waivers in person, please visit Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road. Waivers are due by August 14.

Learn & Play:
Registration for Learn & Play Remote Learning Day Camp (Lake Ellyn Boathouse location only) can be completed online or in-person at Ackerman SFC beginning at 10 a.m. on August 12. As a reminder, online registration can also be completed from a mobile device. The program code is 118600.

All Other Programs/Facilities:
Programs held at all other District parks and facilities are running as scheduled. Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Holes & Knolls Mini Golf, and the Maryknoll Splash Park are open for business. Spring Avenue Fitness Center members may use Ackerman SFC with photo ID during the closure.

The District will post an update when services have been restored to Spring Avenue Recreation Center. In the interim, please email support@gepark.org if you have any questions or need help.

The Park District conducted an immediate assessment of all Park District property including facilities, parks, and athletic fields on Monday afternoon. While experiencing downed trees, fallen limbs and other debris, the District fortunately did not incur any significant damage. Cleanup will take several days and will be prioritized based on safety.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Learn & Play Remote Learning Day Camp

Glen Ellyn Park District has partnered with B.R. Ryall YMCA to offer Learn & Play, a new remote learning day camp for children entering 1st through 5th grade. The program is designed to provide a safe and fun environment conducive to self-guided learning for children that need all-day care. Outdoor activities, games, and crafts will also be part of the experience. Read More »

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 18, 2020. The next meeting of Board Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and will begin at its normal time of 7:00 p.m.

Athletics Update: New Sports Guidelines Released by Governor Pritzker

July 29, 2020: Governor Pritzker just announced new restrictions for youth and adult recreational athletics. This includes, but is not limited to, park district sports programs, school-based sports (IHSA and IESA), travel clubs, and recreational leagues. In addition, IHSA has also presented their plans regarding Illinois high school sports for the 2020-2021 school year. Read More »

Park District Awarded $4,165 Grant

ComEd and Openlands announced that the Glen Ellyn Park District is one of only three agencies in DuPage County to receive an environmental grant from the organizations through the annual ComEd Green Region Program. The Glen Ellyn Park District has received over $4,000 for a project to assist with natural area improvements at Maryknoll Park. A garden at the entry will be enhanced and expanded with pollinator container plants, and select areas of turf in the park will be converted to a pollinator prairie. Read More »

September/October Playbook and Registration

The September/October Playbook is available online! Explore program offerings by clicking here. As a reminder, brochures will be available online only and will not be delivered to homes until further notice. Resident registration for programs within the Playbook begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 2. Nonresident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 17. Read More »

Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on July 28

Support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Milton Township by dropping off urgently needed items at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. The Food Drive is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District, State Representative Terra Costa Howard and Central DuPage Kiwanis. Read More »

Reserve a time at the Maryknoll Splash Park, set to open July 11!

Splashtastic news! Reservations are now being accepted for the Maryknoll Splash Park, which is set to open on Saturday, July 11! Visitors will be limited to 50 per 1.5-hour time slot and other measures have been put in place for patron safety. A face covering must be worn when checking in and when social distancing is not possible. More details >

Glenbard West and South Camps

Registration is open for Glenbard West and South athletic summer camps! Athletic summer camps are for current Glenbard students only, including incoming freshmen. Registration numbers are limited for some sports due to the current pandemic. Camps will begin Monday, July 13, at various times and locations. Please note that masks must be worn entering and exiting all outdoor facilities and must be worn at all times for indoor locations, including for workouts. Register for camps >

New public gardens to inspire and inform

DuPage Foundation’s Glen Ellyn Fund awarded its first round of funding to a new “Sustainable Garden Initiative.” The project, proposed by the Environmental Commission, created two permanent demonstration gardens to inspire and inform visitors to Lake Ellyn and Village Green Parks, and builds upon Glen Ellyn’s annual “Sustainable Yard Tour.” Read More »

Playground Reopening Update

June 26, 2020: All playgrounds and the outdoor fitness area will open for public use at 9am on Saturday, June 27! Thank you for your patience as we awaited additional guidance from the Governor, CDC, and Illinois Department of Public Health. Read More »

Phase 4 Reopening Update

June 26 – In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan, staff has made the following plan for the expansion of programming, amenities, and services, as allowed under Phase 4: RevitalizationRead more >

Summer Playbook is Now Online

Our staff have been working extremely hard to create new plans and programs to meet both the guidelines set forth by the State and the needs of our local parents and families. Check out the new Summer Playbook to see what at-home and in-person (small group) programs are currently available. The Playbook will be continuously updated, so check back often. View the Summer Playbook >

Outdoor Group Fitness Classes Begin Monday, June 8, at Ackerman SFC!

Ackerman SFC will reopen for outdoor group fitness classes and personal training only beginning on Monday, June 8, as allowed under Phase 3: Recovery guidelines within the Restore Illinois Plan. During this phase, purchase of a $20 Group Fitness Class Pass will be required to preregister for group fitness classes. The pass will be valid from June 8 to July 8, and will enable pass holders to sign up for more than 45 classes each week. All classes will be socially distanced and limited to 10 participants. Learn more >

Reopening Update

June 1, 2020 – In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan, staff has made the following plan for the return of programming and reopening of facilities as detailed in Phase 3: Recovery, which began on Friday, May 29. We will continue to adjust our plan as we get closer to Phase 4: Revitalization. Read more >

Dinosaur Expedition

Welcome…to Glen Ellyn Park! Take part in our Dinosaur Expedition on Saturday, June 27th from 10am to 2pm. Read More »

An Important Update from the Executive Director

Glen Ellyn Park District continues to put the health and safety of our residents and guests at the forefront of decisions during this pandemic. With that said, we want to update you on Sunset Pool, community events, summer programming and more for 2020. Read more >

GEPD At-Home Activity Center

During these unprecedented times, we’re doing our best to bring activities to you. View our GEPD At-Home Activity Center for weekly contests and coloring sheets, free virtual fitness classes, registered programs with some of your favorite instructors, and more, to keep you entertained and engaged. Enjoy >

Glen Ellyn Park District Survey

Please fill out a short, two-minute survey to help us better meet your needs and concerns both during the stay-at-home order and after it’s lifted. Your opinion is very important to us and will assist the Glen Ellyn Park District in establishing programs and procedures moving forward. Take the survey >

Upcoming Collection Drives

Coronavirus is threatening America’s blood supply, food banks, and more. The Glen Ellyn Park District is committed to providing opportunities for you to help! Read More »