District News

Registration ends Feb. 15 for spring baseball, softball

It’s registration time for all Pre-K through 8th graders interested in playing spring league baseball or softball! Registration is open between now and Saturday, February 15, with the season running April through June.

New and returning players can register online at or in-person using the Athletic Registration Form at the Spring Avenue or Main Street Recreation Centers. Read More »

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting Sold Out, Wait List Available

The Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting is sold out! Tickets will not be available at the door. To add your name to the wait list, please visit

Glen Ellyn Park District to host high school 3-on-3 basketball league

High school age boys in Glen Ellyn and surrounding areas can now register to participate in the Glen Ellyn Park District’s 3-on-3 winter basketball league at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center from January 25-March 21. Registration is available through January 20 at Read More »

Bulldogs Boys Spring Lacrosse Registration Open

Registration is open for the youth sports program Bulldogs Lacrosse through January 15, 2020. The program is open to boys in first through eighth grade, with the season running from April to early June. Bulldogs Lacrosse welcomes players of all abilities and experience to become part of the fastest growing sport in the county. Read More »

Grow the Game Tournament at Glenbard West

The inaugural Grow the Game Tournament, hosted at Glenbard West, is a unique and important event highlighting 14 girls’ basketball programs all led by female Head Coaches. The majority of games will also be officiated by female referees. The event was established with the purpose of celebrating and empowering girls and women in basketball. Learn more.

Holiday Hours: Dec. 23rd to Jan. 3rd

The Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation from December 3rd, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020. All facilities will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th. Click here to view hours by facility.

Notice of Special Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has scheduled a Special Meeting for Tuesday, December 17, 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.

Public Open House on December 10th: Ackerman SFC Facility Improvements

The Glen Ellyn Park District is seeking feedback and input regarding potential facility improvements to Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center (ASFC). Read More »

Thanksgiving Break Student Fitness Passes

For a limited time, students (age 14+) can purchase a 1-week pass to Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center for just $15! Passes must be purchased from November 20, 2019 to November 30, 2019 and include access to the 7,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the popular indoor rock-climbing wall, open gym/turf hours, and the elevated walking track. Also included are more than 50 group fitness classes held each week.

A valid high school or college ID is required to take advantage of this special offer and must be presented at time of purchase. To get started, please visit the Ackerman SFC front desk.

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.