District News

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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Register by Jan. 31 for Bulldogs Lacrosse

For those unfamiliar with one of the fastest growing team sports in the country, Lacrosse is a clever combination of soccer, hockey, and basketball. It’s played with a stick (the crosse), which is used to catch, scoop, and throw a small rubber ball into the goal (net) of the opposing team. Players don’t have to be big; the game rewards agility, coordination, and speed. Lacrosse is fast-paced, with precision passing and lots of running. Read More »

Invasive Plants: Killing Our Ecosystems

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, our country spends close to 120 billion annually on the control and containment of invasive species. Of that, about 25 billion is spent specifically on noxious plants. Here in Illinois, hundreds of aggressive alien plants have been accidentally or intentionally introduced that cause devastating loss to agriculture and natural areas. Read More »

Reminder to Lock Your Vehicle

Please remember to remove your valuables, take your keys, and lock your car when visiting our parks and facilities. A vehicle with unlocked doors or valuables in view is an easy target for theft. Thank you!

Ice Skating Status: 12/29/17

Both rinks at Newton Park are now open for skating! For the most up-to-date status of the rinks, please check the RainoutLine by clicking here. From this page, you can sign up to receive email/text alerts when ice conditions change. A RainoutLine app is also available for both iPhone and Android devices. Learn more about outdoor skating, including warming house hours at Lake Ellyn, by clicking here.

Dance Recital Classes Start Soon!

What better way to cap off several months of dance classes, than with an exciting and glamorous dance recital? Read More »

Taxes Lowered Again by Glen Ellyn Park District

Property taxes will be even lower for Glen Ellyn Park District residents in 2018. Read More »

“Happy Fall” takes top honors in the 2017 Fall Photo Contest

In this moment, it was like time stood still. The brisk air, red-orange fallen leaves, and grass that remained a most magnificent green late into the season presented itself to this year’s first-place winning photographer. Capturing not only one of the greatest symbols of fall in our area, our first-place winner, Emily Kroculick, positions a subject in front of the lens throwing the season into the air. Fall then calmly sways back down to the ground in this shot. Titled “Happy Fall,” we all know of the joy that freshly fallen leaves can bring. Read More »

Special Hours of Operation: December 23, 2017 to January 6, 2018

The Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation from Dec. 23, 2017 – Jan. 06, 2018. Read More »

Quick Start Paddle, Kids Paddle & Pizza, and a Retro College Mixer Coming in January

If you’re bored with your current exercise routine, try mixing things up by taking a fun, fast-paced Paddle Tennis class! The Glen Ellyn Park District, along with their Director of Racquet Sports, Mark Cunnington, are offering exciting classes for adults and children this winter. Read More »

Personal Trainer Highlight: Eric Su

Like many personal trainers, Eric Su played a lot of sports as a young man. He had well-rounded interests, including football, basketball, and tennis. But after breaking an ankle, which required surgery to repair, he spent time in physical therapy to further his recovery. “Physical therapy opened my eyes to how I could help people,” said Su, a Personal Trainer for the Glen Ellyn Park District. “I decided to learn more about how I could make it a career.” Read More »

Personal Trainer Highlight: Patti Lawler

As a hairdresser, Patti Lawler enjoyed helping her clients discover a new hairstyle, color, or cut that increased their self-confidence and made them happy. Now, as a personal trainer with the Glen Ellen Park District, Patti continues to help people by training them to improve their physical condition, their eating habits, and their motivation levels in their quest to develop and maintain a healthy body and a positive self-image. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Offers Competitive Soccer Instruction, Practices, Games

Soccer is a challenging, exciting sport that is extremely popular all over the world. Boys and girls usually start playing at a young age, and many continue through high school and into their college years; some talented players even receive scholarships that reduce or cover their tuition. Read More »

Park District Offers New Futsal Soccer League for Boys and Girls

An interesting new sport is now offered through the Glen Ellyn Park District: Futsal soccer. According to Brad Thomas, Recreation Supervisor for the park district, the Futsal name comes from the Spanish term “Futbol Sala”, which translates to “Indoor Football”, or in the U.S., “Indoor Soccer”. Read More »

Skate Park Closed for 2017 Season

And another great season comes to an end! The Skate Park at Newton Park is now closed for the season. We will reopen the park in the spring as weather permits. See you on the ramps next year!

Get Outside with Winter Bingo

Use our Winter Bingo card to get outside with your family this season! Mark each picture on the game card as you find or do it. Try to get five boxes in a row! Read More »

Apply Today for Summer Jobs

The Park District is accepting applications for summer jobs from now – February 28, 2018. Available positions include lifeguard, swim instructor, and camp counselor. The District is also seeking support staff for Sunset Pool, Holes & Knolls Mini Golf, and the Splash Park. Applications are only accepted online.

“Shop with a Cop” Returns December 2, 2017 – Limited Parking at Ackerman SFC

Please note, during this event, the main lot of Ackerman SFC will be temporarily closed to stage the over 100 police cars. The facility will remain open and parking will be available within Ackerman Park in the lot east of the building. We apologize for any convenience but appreciate your support of this very worthy event.

Reminder to Lock Your Vehicles

As the holiday season approaches, auto break-ins are on the rise. Please remember to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables when visiting our parks and facilities. Thank you!