District News

Glen Ellyn Park District Autumn Registration Starts July 29 for Residents

The Glen Ellyn Park District begins registering for autumn programs on Sunday, July 29 at 10pm. The Autumn Activity Guide was delivered to all residents and is also available online at gepark.org/activity-guide. The guide details hundreds of classes, events, fitness memberships, and platform tennis available throughout the fall. This autumn there are many new programs and events available including: Read More »

Prairie Path Park Water Fountain

Please be advised the water fountain at Prairie Path Park is out of service until further notice due to road construction being performed by the Village of Glen Ellyn. We apologize for the inconvenience.

JULY 18, 2018 UPDATE: The drinking fountain is back in service.

Sand Play Areas Bees & Wasps

Have you noticed caution tape or signs near our sand play areas? Burrowing Bees, Sand Wasps and Cicada Killers are making their annual appearance again. But don’t be alarmed. Read More »

Autumn 2018 Activity Guide & Registration Dates

The Autumn 2018 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes on Saturday, July 14th. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, July 29th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our new Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your autumn schedules right away!  Read More »

Lake Ellyn Park & Glenbard West Sidewalk Improvements Begin July 9, 2018

In collaboration with the Village of Glen Ellyn and Glenbard West High School, paths around Lake Ellyn and the park will be improved and/or added with construction beginning on Monday, July 9, 2018, and is anticipated to be completed before school activities begin in mid-August. The project will include concrete sidewalk installation around Lake Ellyn to improve safety, accessibility, and sustainability of the current trail. Read More »

2018 Family Fun Night Features Live Kids’ Music, Rides, Crafts

Come out to Lake Ellyn Park on Wednesday, July 18 for free entertainment and kids’ activities presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Family Fun Night, a longtime summer tradition, runs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Jodi’s Jigglejam will entertain with children’s music from 6pm to 7 pm. Read More »

2018 Freedom Four™ Race Results

Results from the 2018 Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run are posted here.

Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Visitors to Sunset Pool and Maryknoll Park can now charge their electric or Tesla vehicles free of charge, thanks to charging stations provided by Tesla. These stations are available to Park District patrons to utilize for up to two hours. While the spots are preferred parking for electric/Tesla vehicles, all vehicles are welcome. The District is excited to offer this new service to our patrons, which helps to promote a cleaner and greener Glen Ellyn.

Ideas for ‘Greener’ Grass

Most of us are surrounded by it. We help it grow with extra nutrients, we keep it from being bullied by invaders, and we provide water to quench its thirst. But then we cut it because it grows too well. Often it is bagged and thrown away with the garbage. Read More »

Win V.I.P Seats to View the 2018 Fireworks from the Fishing Pier at Lake Ellyn

You and your family could win a chance to watch the 2018 fireworks over Lake Ellyn from the new fishing pier!
Must be a resident of the Glen Ellyn Park District AND 18 years of age or older to enter. Limit of (1) entry per household (duplicate entries will be removed).

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Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Parking

Planning to drive to the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday, June 30, 2018? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here. Please note, Lenox Road will be closed to thru traffic on June 30th.

Glen Ellyn Girls All-Star Tournament Canceled

The Glen Ellyn Girls All-Star Tournament has been canceled in its entirety and all teams will be issued refunds. Fields are underwater and are not expected to be playable at all this weekend. Thank you for your understanding and we hope that you consider joining us again next year.

Main Ackerman SFC Parking Lot Closed Beginning July 9

As part of the Ackerman SFC Parking Lot Improvement Project, beginning Monday, July 9 through mid-September, the main lot at Ackerman SFC will be closed. Parking will be available to the east of the facility near the playground. The parking spaces directly in front of the facility, just to the east of the front doors, will be available with the majority dedicated to handicap parking. Click here for more information and to view a parking map.

Fourth of July Holiday Hours: 2018

The Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Click here to view hours.

Glen Ellyn Sustainable Yard Tour

If you’re looking for unique ideas for conserving water, bringing native wildlife to your yard, and establishing beautiful rain gardens, spend the morning of Saturday, June 23rd learning how to create a sustainable yard! Read More »

Notice of Time Change

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed the start time for their Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, will now begin at 6:00 p.m.

Freedom Four™ 4- Mile Run Returns on July 4th! Registration Underway.

It’s never too early to make your July 4th celebration plans! In Glen Ellyn, Park District staff members are excited to offer an entire day of fun for families. Read More »

Register by July 22 for Fall House Soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports for children. In addition to learning individual ball handling skills, kids learn how to function as part of a team, and how to support others in order to reach a common goal. While soccer can be very competitive, there are also leagues that focus on developing skills and having fun. Read More »

River Sweep Keeps DuPage River Clean, Safe

On Saturday, May 19th, volunteers gathered to combine their efforts for another successful DuPage County River Sweep. While last year’s event was cut short due to thunderstorms, this year resulted in a terrific turnout, with a large amount of trash and debris being removed from the shoreline along the river. Read More »

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting on the proposed Ackerman Park Improvement Project for the Glen Ellyn Park District will take place on Monday, June 4, 2018 and will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, located at 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.