Glen Ellyn Park District | Established in 1919 | Glen Ellyn, Illinois

District News

Spring Avenue Recreation Center Parking Lot Renovation

The Glen Ellyn Park District will begin the renovation of the Spring Avenue Recreation Center parking lot on Wednesday, June 21st. The first phase of construction will take place on the south side of the parking lot.

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Swing, ballroom dancers benefit from exercise, mental challenge

Claudio Sich’s advice for beginning dancers is simple: don’t give up. Read More »

Afternoon Festivities offers games, music, food after 4th of July Parade

Keep your Fourth of July in high gear with Afternoon Festivities, an event presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District, timed to immediately follow the Glen Ellyn 4th of July parade. Read More »

Email System Down Beginning Friday, June 16th at 5pm

Please be advised that the email system at the Glen Ellyn Park District will be down from 5:00pm on Friday, June 16th until mid-day on Monday, June 19th due to a software upgrade.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact our front desk at (630) 858-2462. Staff will be unable to send or receive emails during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jazz in the Parks Returns for a Three-Concert Summer Series

You know it’s summer when the Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble rolls into the parks with their horns, piano and drums.

Every summer, this group of jazz musicians has entertained crowds packed into Glen Ellyn Park District parks for a night of free entertainment. Read More »

Two rare plant finds indicate Lake Ellyn Park restoration on firm ground

Towering above the Cardboard Regatta teams, the families enjoying picnics, and the music fans taking in concerts under the stars, the stately oaks and hickory trees that rise up around Lake Ellyn Park are memorable and iconic.

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June 15th Meet & Greet Canceled

Please be advised that the Commissioner Meet & Greet scheduled for Thursday, June 15 has been canceled. The event will be rescheduled (date to be determined) and a notice will be placed on the Park District website. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Lake Ellyn’s Iconic Cardboard Regatta Set for Saturday, July 1

Somehow, boats made almost exclusively out of cardboard set out upon Lake Ellyn every summer, each carrying intrepid sailors, seemingly defying the laws of physics as they glide across the lake’s surface. Read More »

Earn a FREE MONTH at Ackerman SFC

Volunteer to assist at the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run on Tuesday, July 4, and receive a FREE one month membership to Ackerman SFC! Current members will receive their portion of their membership dues compensated for one month. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

This offer will be extended to FIRST 25 volunteers only. To sign up and ensure your free month, contact Jenny Clark at

French Market Opening Day & Prairie Path Park Ribbon Cutting

Discover what’s new in the Glen Ellyn community on Sunday, June 4 as the downtown celebrates opening day of the French Market, at its new location, and invites the public to celebrate the newly renovated Prairie Path Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The combination of the market’s vitality and the new life brought to the Prairie Path Park creates new opportunities for Glen Ellyn residents and visitors to experience this corridor of the downtown. Read More »

What is “volcano mulching” and why is it bad for trees?

Mulching can be very beneficial to tree health by helping to retain moisture and improve soil conditions. However, incorrect mulching can actually lead to the death of your trees. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District volunteers join effort to clean river, despite rain

Volunteers bent on cleaning up the DuPage River were not dissuaded last Saturday, May 20, by threatening skies. Read More »

Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn gets new look

Glen Ellyn Rotary Club grant helps fund cooperative effort by multiple agencies.

Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn is blooming in more ways than one. Read More »

Gators Swim Team Registration Deadline Approaching

Young swimmers who want to get involved this season with the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Gators Swim Team, please take note: the registration deadline is Tuesday, May 30. Read More »

Race to the registration finish line for the 2017 Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run

The Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run, a Glen Ellyn Park District Independence Day tradition that starts this year at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 on Lenox Road near Lake Ellyn, is fast approaching. Read More »

Park District Board Elects New Officers

The recently elected Glen Ellyn Park District Park Board commissioners were sworn in at the May 2 meeting and new officers were elected.

The Board elected officers to one-year terms: Julia Nephew, President; Robert Weber, Vice President; and Chris Wilson, Treasurer. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District volunteers to help with countywide DuPage River Sweep

Individuals, families and community groups are invited to pitch in Saturday, May 20 when a countywide effort gets underway to clean rivers and other waterways in DuPage County. Read More »

Park District Named in Several “Top Pick” Categories in the Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Competition

Thank you for your votes! We’re excited you named the Glen Ellyn Park District for several “Top Picks” categories in the 2017 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice competition. Over 22,000 readers took place in this year’s voting. The Park District was named among the top 5 in the following:

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Kids can explore big rigs at Touch-A-Truck event

A chance to get a close-up view of big trucks is coming to Glen Ellyn May 6 when the Glen Ellyn Park District presents “Touch-A-Truck.” Read More »

Tennis kicks off a new spring season next week

The park district offers lessons for kids as young as 4 all the way up through adults, beginning in late April. Read More »