District News

Glen Ellyn Park District announces summer special event lineup

The Glen Ellyn Park District is excited to unveil its special event line-up for the spring and summer including Touch-A-Truck, a new Bike Rodeo, the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run, and more. Read More »

“Sledding at Newton” takes top honors in the 2018 Winter Photo Contest

Three’s a party, you could say. Just add snow, slopes, smiles, and one small sled to contain it all. The pinkish-grey sky in this shot says that an afternoon of sledding will soon be coming to an end. The sledders’ rosy cheeks say it was all the worth it to get out and take on the famed sled hill at Newton Park. Capturing one of Glen Ellyn’s favorite winter pastimes, our 1st place Winter Photo Contest winner is Shannon Ward with her photo, “Sledding at Newton.” Read More »

Skate Park at Newton Park Now Open

Grab your board! The Skate Park located within Newton Park is open for the 2018 season! Please be remember to skate safely (don’t forget your helmet!) and be respectful of other Skate Park users, park visitors, and park neighbors. As a reminder, only skateboards and rollerblades are allowed in the Skate Park. We’ll see you on the ramps.

Congratulations to Our Platform Tennis Teams!

It was an exciting season for the Platform Tennis teams in Glen Ellyn! The Glen Ellyn Men’s Travel Club had all 14 teams make it to the playoffs and four teams advance to the final matches. The women’s teams also had outstanding results, ending their seasons ranked toward the top of the leagues. The in-house leagues experienced a record number of players with over 90 men and women playing this past winter. Registration for the upcoming Spring House Leagues, with play starting the week of April 2nd, is open now at http://bit.ly/2HkXs9U.

Brendan Cavanagh Named Glen Ellyn Park District’s Volunteer of the Year

Brendan Cavanagh was named the Glen Ellyn Park District Volunteer of the Year for 2017 at the annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards Breakfast on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The recognition event, hosted by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, honors individuals and organizations that have been active within the community while contributing towards the betterment of Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Egg Hunts Hosted This March in Glen Ellyn

Maryknoll Park will be chock full of plastic eggs on Friday, March 30 as the Glen Ellyn Park District presents its annual Eggs-trodinary Egg Hunt. Read More »

Spring/Summer 2018 Activity Guide & Registration Dates

The Spring/Summer 2018 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes on Saturday, March 3rd. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, March 18th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our new Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your summer schedules right away!  Read More »

Intro to Curling Canceled

Please be advised that the “Intro to Curling” event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17th has been canceled. Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions this week, the skating surface is unsuitable to stage any curling activity. The rink is closed at this time. It is always a difficult decision to cancel an event. We understand how disappointing it is for our residents and all the kids and adults who were excited to attend. We thank you for your understanding.

The Windy City Curling Club would like to encourage those interested to try one of their classes held indoors at the Seven Bridges Ice Rink in Woodridge. Additional information is available at their website.

Sign up by March 9 for Spring Youth Rugby!

Rugby is a sport, in some ways similar to football, that offers players a terrific way to build and utilize strength, speed, and agility. There are no size requirements; smaller athletes with ball handling, kicking, and running skills can excel at rugby. Read More »

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

We all know the importance of rain. It is a precious resource that sustains living things, cleanses and dilutes pollutants, replenishes aquifers, influences weather systems, and can be harvested and used for showering, flushing and irrigation. Read More »

Chocolate, Cheese & Wine SOLD OUT

The Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Tasting event scheduled for Friday, February 2, 2018 is SOLD OUT. Due to capacity, we will be unable to take walk-ups or accommodate a wait list. We look forward to seeing everyone at the event.

Nature Does the Mind and Body Good

You know how there is something special about the ocean, a forest, the open prairie, mountains, or rocky desert that captivates us? These places can make you feel small and insignificant in the immense realm of life – but also create a calm energy that can motivate and make you feel alive. That is nature: simple and complex, raging and peaceful, otherworldly yet part of us. Read More »

Curling Demonstrations, Popular Frosty 3v3 Soccer Tournament

In February, it can be tough to find fun outdoor activities to enjoy. The Glen Ellyn Park District is offering two opportunities to be active and play outside: Introduction to Curling and the Frosty 3v3 Soccer Tournament.

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Register by Feb. 18 for Youth Baseball & Girls Softball

While origins reach back into the 1700s, baseball has been officially played (as we know it) since 1839. Over time, it became America’s favorite national pastime, and for many, it still is. The rules of baseball are easy to learn, and the skills needed to play at a recreational level are not difficult to develop. Read More »

House Soccer League Season Starts Soon!

It’s estimated that approximately one out of every three homes in the U.S. has someone who plays soccer. Soccer, also referred to as “futbol” in some European and South American countries, is an exciting and challenging sport that is loved by boys and girls alike. Read More »

Park District’s 2017 Annual Report

The Glen Ellyn Park District has published its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. Within the Annual Report are highlights of the Park District’s 2017 financial results and achievements. The report also contains information on natural area restoration projects, community events, partnerships, athletics and upcoming projects for 2018. To view the Annual Report, please click here. Read More »

Ice Skating Update: 1/20/18

The warmer weather has made ice conditions unsafe at all locations (Lake Ellyn, Lake Foxcroft, and both rinks at Newton Park). All rinks are currently CLOSED.

To stay up-to-date on the status of the rinks, please visit www.gepark.org/weather. The Park District will continue to monitor ice conditions and will post an update when it becomes safe to get back out on the ice!

Parking at Ackerman SFC & Park

Beginning Saturday, January 20th through the end of March, Saturdays and Sundays at Ackerman SFC will be extremely busy throughout much of the day. Youth basketball and indoor soccer leagues will be held, generating significant attendance and activity in addition to the other ongoing programs and usage within the facility. Read More »

Ice Conditions: 1/17/18

Both Lake Ellyn and the hockey rink at Newton Park are open for skating! The Boathouse will be open today (1/17/18) from 4pm-9pm. For the latest on ice conditions, please click here. To view warming house hours, please click here.

Preschool Open Houses & Registration

Choosing a preschool for your child involves researching your options and making a decision that works best for your family. The Glen Ellyn Park District offers a Preschool Education Program for children ages 2 ½ through 6, combining a variety of experiences and media to help students explore and develop their skills in the areas of vocabulary, reading and writing, math, and science.

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