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Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive on October 27

Help your neighbors in need by donating food and toiletry items to restock the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry from 1 to 6pm on Tuesday, October 27 at Ackerman SFC. All you need to do is drive-thru and pop your trunk. Volunteers will be there to collect your items in a no-contact, safe way. View urgently needed items >

Halloween Pet Costume Contest 2020

We want to see the paw-some costumes you’ve picked out for your furry (or not so furry) friends! Submit a photo of your pet in their costume to our first Halloween Pet Costume Contest by Tuesday, October 27th at 5pm for a chance to win a prize. There are two ways to enter: Read More »

New Theatre Classes!

We’re excited to introduce new theatre classes for kids, teens, and seniors starting in early November at Main Street Recreation Center! Resident registration is now open. Nonresident registration begins Monday, October 19th at 8:30am. Read More »

Notice of Board Meeting Time Change

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed the start time for their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020.  The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, October 6, 2020 will begin at 6:30 p.m. instead of its regularly scheduled time of 7:00 p.m. and will take place at its regularly scheduled location of 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Just Added: Pumpkins on Main

Call for jack-o-lanterns! While we cannot hold our traditional Pumpkin Flotilla Fest this year, we still want to see your creative carved creations! Submit a pumpkin (or carve one at our Pumpkin Carving Night) to be part of a Halloween display at Main Street Recreation Center on October 30-31, and for a chance to win prizes. Free, but registration required. Sign up > 

Blood Drive on October 27

Be a beacon of hope! Help ensure a healthy blood supply in Illinois by donating at our upcoming blood drive on Tuesday, October 27 from 1pm-6pm! The SARS CoV-2 antibody test will be performed on all successful donations.

Appointments are recommended (blue time slots are open, gray time slots are full). Walk-ups will be subject to availability. Please bring a photo ID and face covering. Donors will receive additional day-of information via email from Versiti. Open to ages 17 and up (age 16 w/parent permission slip). Sign up >

Now Available: November/December Playbook

The November/December Playbook is available online! Explore program offerings by clicking here. As a reminder, brochures are available online only and will not be delivered to homes. Resident registration for programs within the Playbook begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday, October 4. Nonresident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 19. Read More »

Keep it Glowing at Home!

Take part in our at-home version of the Glow in the Park Lantern Walk on September 26th and 27th and help raise funds for Lurie Children’s on behalf of our partner, Charlie’s Corner Foundation. $10 lantern kits are for sale at Spring Avenue Recreation Center and proceeds will benefit the NICU at Lurie Children’s Hospital. We want to see as many towns, states, and countries as possible! For our friends who are not nearby, paper lanterns and lights are available at most craft or party stores. Share photos of your creations with info@charliescorner.org and you may win a prize! Read More »

Labor Day Holiday Hours

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, Glen Ellyn Park District will observe the following hours of operation:

Notice of Board Meeting Time Change

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has changed start time for their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 will begin at 6:00 p.m. instead of its regularly scheduled time of 7:00 p.m. via Zoom platform and will include a Site Tour of Ackerman Park that will begin shortly after the Zoom meeting concludes. Ackerman Park is located at 800 E. St. Charles Rd. in Glen Ellyn and the tour should begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on August 25

Support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by dropping off urgently needed items at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25. The Food Drive is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District, State Representative Terra Costa Howard and Central DuPage Kiwanis. Read More »

Serve, Hit, and Volley at a Free Platform Tennis Clinic

We’re offering free Platform Tennis clinics on Friday, September 18th to introduce new players to rules, techniques, and strategies of the sport! Read More »

08/13/20: Power Restored to Spring Avenue Recreation Center

Power was restored to Spring Avenue Recreation Center at ~6pm on Thursday, August 13. The facility will reopen for normal hours on Friday, August 14. Following Monday’s storm, the District conducted an immediate assessment of all Park District property including facilities, parks, and athletic fields. 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 >