District News

Kiwanis Fish Releases

Help restock Lake Ellyn and Lake Foxcroft! Kids and adults are invited to help dispense fish into the lakes on Saturday, September 29 at 9am. This is a free event. Please bring a canned good item for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and dress appropriately. Read More »

UPDATE (9/18): Main Parking Lot Entrance Closure at Ackerman

Closure of the main entrance drive into Ackerman Park and Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center has been delayed due to forecasted rain. As a result, the road is expected to be open most, if not all, of this week. This means the entrance drive will likely be closed sometime next week. Read More »

Discover the Health Benefits of Platform Tennis

As with any fast-paced sport, platform tennis offers a myriad of health benefits, both physical and mental. Read More »

2018 Polar Express™ Storytime Trains & Registration Dates

Get ready to register for the Polar Express™ Storytime Train! On our journey to the North Pole, we will read “The Polar Express”, sing carols, and enjoy a special visit from Santa! Resident registration for this popular program will begin on Monday, October 1 at 8:30am. Read More »

2018 Summer Photo Contest Winners

Dip into some of the best photographic displays of summer as we reveal our award-winning submissions from the season! While it was challenging to pick from all of the fantastic shots this summer, we are grateful for everyone’s contributions.  Read More »

Notice of Board Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has canceled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The next meeting of Board Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and will begin at its regularly scheduled time of 7:00p.m.

Become a Park Board Member

Consider running for a seat on the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated General Election. Read More »

Parking Alert at Ackerman Park & Ackerman SFC

When visiting Ackerman Park, particularly Saturday mornings during fall soccer season, please allow enough time to safely park and walk to the fields and building. Parkview Church is allowing parking for Park District participants and is a convenient alternative. Click here to view the parking map.

Library and Park District Partner to Bring Kids Nature PlayPacks

Play is an essential literacy skill and an important part of how children learn. With the library’s new PlayPacks, kids can check out toys to take home, just like they do a book. Read More »

2018 Labor Day Hours (September 3)

The Glen Ellyn Park District will observe the special hours of operation on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Read More »

Park District Offers Native Trees, Shrubs For Sale

Autumn is the best time to plant trees and shrubs, according to Renae Frigo, Naturalist and environmental expert with the Glen Ellyn Park District. “Late September and through October is generally a wetter time of the year,” she explained. “Cooler temperatures and the water helps trees and shrubs to establish a healthy root system before going dormant for the winter, and it’s early enough to avoid any chance of frost.” Read More »

Try Platform Tennis for Free in September

Platform tennis is a fun racquet sport that, while not new, is surging in popularity. The game appeals to people of all ages, and is the only racquet sport that can be played outdoors all year round. It’s easy to learn, and is especially fun to play in groups of four. Read More »

Jazz in the Park Concert Rescheduled for August 29

The August “Jazz in the Park” concert that was canceled due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 29. The concert will take place from 7pm-9pm at Lake Ellyn Park. We hope to see you there!

Forest Walks Offer Wellness, Happiness

One way to invite calm into your personal life is to find ways to slow things down, and to be mindful of the present. Forest Therapy is the practice of spending time in a forest environment to enhance health, wellness, and happiness.  Read More »

Talk Series Offers Fun, Learning, Fellowship

An exciting new opportunity for moms to learn something new, while enjoying fellowship with other moms in the Glen Ellyn area, has recently been developed through a unique partnership between the Glen Ellyn Park District and the Glen Ellyn Moms Village. Whether you’re a new mom, an empty nester, or a busy mom with a family of any size, you’ll enjoy the new MasterMoms Talk Series. Read More »

Sunset Pool End of Season Hours

Sunset Pool began its reduced daily swim hours this past Monday. To provide safe and responsible oversight, the pool follows stringent guidelines and protocol in operation of the facility. The procedures and requirements are defined and established by the Illinois Department of Health and the Park District’s risk management provider, along with a respected and experienced third-party lifeguard consultant and management firm. Based on the pool space and water amenities, certified and trained lifeguards are required to be present and at the various stations around the deck. Read More »

Adults Learn Popular Dances For Weddings, Fun

People of all ages love to dance. Kids enjoy learning ballet, tap, hip hop, and a variety of other dances when they’re young, trying to determine their favorites. As they reach adulthood, the ones who don’t choose to dance competitively tend to move on to other pursuits. Read More »

Notice of 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, August 21, 2018. The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, August 21, 2018 will now begin at 6:00 p.m. instead of its regularly scheduled time of 7:00 p.m. at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Field Hockey: A Coach’s View

Field hockey is a fun, fast-paced sport that dates back to the mid-1800s. While it may not receive the same attention as soccer and football, it’s becoming a very popular sport for both girls and boys. The Glen Ellyn Park District is offering a fall Field Hockey program for girls in grades 1-8, and for boys in grades 1-6. Read More »

Spring Avenue Dog Park Scheduled Closure

Due to scheduled maintenance at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, the Dog Park will be closed on Monday, August 13th from 6:00AM – 12:00PM. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.