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

District News

Purchase a Lantern for Glow in the Park

Get ready for “Glow in the Park” by purchasing a lantern at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center. Each $10 kit includes a lantern for you to decorate and a light. Choose from a variety of colors! Proceeds from “Glow in the Park” benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Floating Island Restorers

The floating island restorers, which will be placed near the inflow areas of Lake Ellyn, have been temporarily located near the shore to make initial watering easier. Once the plants grow larger, their roots will hang below the islands. The roots, along with microbes that adhere to the surface of the islands, help absorb extra nutrients, sediments and other pollutants that enter the lake as stormwater. Read More »

Safe Solar Viewing

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will take place across the United States. The moon will begin to blot out the sun in Chicago beginning at 11:54am and cover up to 87% of the sun’s surface by 1:19pm. Planning to watch the eclipse? Be sure to practice safe solar-viewing guidelines. Download a handout from the American Astronomical Society on how to view the 2017 solar eclipse safely. 

West Nile Virus

To help DuPage County residents protect themselves against West Nile virus (WNV), the DuPage County Health Department has created a Personal Protection Index (PPI) that will inform residents of the amount of WNV activity in the county, as well as prevention steps that are recommended. Read More »

“Fun in the Park!” takes top honors in the 2017 Summer Photo Contest

From little athletes to building Regatta boats, almost 50 entries were received for the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Summer Photo Contest, with a chalky masterpiece taking top honors.
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Hammocks in Parks

Hammocks have become very popular in our parks this year and the Park District has been monitoring the effect the use and the straps have on our trees. We ask that you please follow these safety tips and guidelines when utilizing hammocks in the parks: Read More »

2K for Kids Fun Run Results

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2K17 for Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 5. Race results are now available online! Photos will be posted to our Facebook and Flickr pages in about 7 days. A special thank you to the event sponsors: Saylor & Murphy Orthodontics, Topgolf, Huntington Learning Center, and Awesome Amusements Party Rentals.

Safe Solar Viewing & Glasses Giveaway

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will take place across the United States. The moon will begin to blot out the sun in Chicago beginning at 11:54am and cover up to 87% of the sun’s surface by 1:19pm. Planning to watch the eclipse? Be sure to practice safe solar-viewing guidelines. Download a handout from the American Astronomical Society on how to view the 2017 solar eclipse safely. 

Plus, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win two pairs of American Paper Optics eclipse glasses. We’ll be selecting winners every Tuesday and Thursday from August 1st to August 17th.

Spring Avenue Parking Lot Update: July 28

The first phase of construction that has taken place on the south side of the parking lot has been completed and will be open Friday, July 28th. Phase two will begin shortly after the first phase has been completed and includes the renovation of the north side of the parking lot, a new paved walkway leading from the parking lot to the Dog Park, and new entrance and exit Dog Park gates. Phase two should take approximately two (2) weeks to complete. Read More »

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has canceled their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  The next meeting of Board Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and will begin at the normally scheduled time of 7 PM.

Congratulations to Our Instagram Contest Winners

Passes to Holes & Knolls Mini Golf were awarded to followers of the our Instagram page every hour from 9am-4pm on Friday, July 21. Congratulations to the winners! Check your Instagram inbox for instructions on picking up your passes and thanks for following! A special thank you to Glen Ellyn Moms Village for providing the photos used in the contest. Read More »

Gators swim teams compete with spirit, vigor

A strong finish and the planned introduction of  a couple of new post-season programs marked the summer of 2017 for the Glen Ellyn Park District Gators Swim Team. Read More »

Fall Guide Delivery & Registration Dates

The Fall 2017 Activity Guide was delivered to resident homes on Saturday, July 8th. Resident registration will begin on Monday, July 24th at 12:01am.

If you are a Glen Ellyn Park District resident and do not receive your Activity Guide, please call (630) 858-2462 or fill out this form to request redelivery. Read More »

Lake Ellyn Playground Update

The Lake Ellyn Park playground is anticipated to open at 9am on Saturday, July 8. The temporary chain-link fence will remain in place until approximately July 14, however, entrances into the playground will be available.  Read More »

Quickest, best-looking, least reliable boats win Regatta trophies

The winds were light, the sun was shining and the thermometer hovered around 80 degrees Saturday, July 1, when 30 competitors in the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta did their best to navigate the lake’s waters. 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 Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017.  The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, will now begin at 6:30 p.m.

Freedom Four Race Results

Results will be posted on July 4, 2017.

2K for Kids Fun Run is More Than Just a Run in the Park

Race to get your registration in for this year’s 2K for Kids Fun Run by July 21, the registration deadline. Read More »

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

Come out to Lake Ellyn Park on Wednesday, July 19 for free entertainment and kids’ activities presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Read More »

Spring Avenue Parking Lot Update: July 2

The first phase of construction that has taken place on the south side of the parking lot is nearing completion and is anticipated to be open in the next 10 business days. Phase two will begin immediately after the first phase has been completed Read More »