District News

Glen Ellyn Park District selected as 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal

The Glen Ellyn Park District has been selected by organizers as the grand marshal for this year’s 4th of July Parade in honor of our 100-year anniversary. The parade steps off on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 12 p.m. in downtown Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District purchases land near Manor Park

The Glen Ellyn Park District board approved the purchase of four parcels of land adjoining Glen Ellyn Manor Park for $475,000 from B.R. Ryall YMCA. The purchase will expand Glen Ellyn Manor Park, located at 375 Illinois Street, by approximately 1.2 acres. Read More »

Candidate Forum on March 16

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 16, 2019 to attend the Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters Local Election Candidate Forum for Park District Board at 10:50 am at the GE Historical Society, 800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. The Forum will be live streamed on the Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters Facebook page and posted later to their website. For further information, please visit the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn website by clicking here.

Popular MasterMoms Talk Series is Fun, Educational

After the success of last fall’s initial MasterMoms Talk Series events, coordinator Alicia Donovan has lined up two more very informative speakers to address topics that are compelling and thought-provoking, and are important to moms in Glen Ellyn and the surrounding communities. Read More »

Register by April 2 for Golden Eagles Cheerleading

Cheerleading is a fun physical activity that can be just as intense as any other sport. It involves tumbling, stunting, and jumping, along with the performance of dance and cheer routines. The Glen Ellyn Park District offers a cheer program for boys and girls in grades 2 through 8. Squads will cheer on the sidelines and at halftime for the Golden Eagles Tackle and Flag Football teams and will participate in local area cheer competitions throughout the season (July through early December). The deadline to register is April 2, 2019. Read More »

Dan Minkus Named Glen Ellyn Park District Volunteer of the Year

Dan Minkus was named the Glen Ellyn Park District Volunteer of the Year for 2018 at the annual Glen Ellyn Community Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The recognition event, hosted by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, honors individuals and organizations that have been active within the community while contributing towards the betterment of Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District announces summer special event lineup

The Glen Ellyn Park District is excited to unveil its special event line-up for the spring and summer which includes new events such as Thirsty Thursday on the Deck and Drop-in Yoga at Sunset Park, along with annual favorites like Touch-A-Truck and the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run. Read More »

Spring/Summer 2019 Activity Guide Delivery and Registration Dates

The Spring/Summer 2019 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes on Saturday, March 2nd. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, March 17th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your summer schedules right away! You can also browse our list of programs by age/grade by clicking hereRead More »

Lake Ellyn Ice Skating & Boathouse Update

During the last week of February, Lake Ellyn Boathouse is converted back to a rental facility and is no longer available as a warming shelter for ice skaters. Skating will continue at Lake Ellyn for as long as conditions are safe and conducive for skating.

For the latest on ice conditions at Lake Ellyn and the other outdoor rinks, please visit At Lake Ellyn, you may also check the light on the south end of the Boathouse roof. A red light indicates conditions are unsafe for skating. A yellow light indicates safe ice conditions, but the Boathouse is closed.

The District appreciates your understanding and apologizes for any inconvenience.

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Event Raises $4,000 for Park District Scholarship Fund

This year’s Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine event raised $4,000 for the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Scholarship Fund, which enables residents in need to receive financial assistance for Park District programs and activities. Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine is offered in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, who presented the check at the Park Board meeting on Tuesday, February 19. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Releases 2018 Annual Report

The Glen Ellyn Park District has published its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. Within the Annual Report are highlights of the Park District’s 2018 financial results and achievements. The report also contains information on natural area restoration projects, community events, partnerships, athletics and upcoming projects for 2019.

To view the Annual Report, please click here.

Glen Ellyn Park District residents may receive a hard copy of the Annual Report at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn.

Glen Ellyn Park District Receives $400,000 OSLAD Grant

The Glen Ellyn Park District was awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The OSLAD grant will fund a portion of the planned phase IV improvements at Ackerman Park, which includes renovation of the softball “hub”, an artificial turf athletic field, irrigation and drainage upgrades, bioswales, improved grass fields, an outdoor exercise area, and a trail system throughout the entire park. Read More »

Register by March 9 for Stingers and Ducks Rugby

Rugby is an exciting, fast-paced sport that has been played in various forms for hundreds of years. Its popularity continues, thanks to programs like the one offered by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Read More »

Notice of Meeting Cancellation: February 5

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has cancelled their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The next meeting of Board Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and will begin at its normal time of 7:00 p.m.

Lake Ellyn Ice Update: January 25

Due the inconsistent weather conditions experienced this winter, the current conditions of the ice on Lake Ellyn is unstable and in poor condition. However, based on weather forecasts, it is anticipated the ice will finally reach the required thickness of 8” by next week.
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Glen Ellyn Park District’s Girls Softball Registration Underway

Softball is one of the most popular and safest sports for girls, with nearly 10 million participants in the U.S. during the last year. Players benefit from the regular physical activity with improved fitness levels, increased confidence and self-esteem, and development of social and teamwork skills. Read More »

Youth Baseball Teaches Sportsmanship, Teamwork

Baseball is the All-American sport. It can be learned at a very young age, with players developing skills that enable them to play a variety of positions. The Glen Ellyn Park District offers a Youth Baseball program that caters to children in Pre-K through grade 8, with parent participation as the driving force behind the program’s success. Read More »

Registration Ends Soon for Cyclones Volleyball League!

Volleyball is a terrific sport that offers many benefits to those who play. After developing fundamental skills such as setting, passing, and serving, the sport can be played indoors, on grass, and even on the beach. Those who play regularly get valuable exercise, and develop improved hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, and balance. Muscles are strengthened and toned, and flexibility improves due to quick changes of pace and direction. Read More »

Successful soccer organizations to hold open tryouts in May

As the popularity of soccer continues to grow throughout the United States and across the world, so are the opportunities for participants to develop all the qualities that lead to success in the sport. From kids under eight, all the way up to high school, there is a chance for your child to shine with Glen Ellyn Lakers FC and Midwest FC travel soccer teams. Read More »

View Lunar Eclipse, Enjoy Night Hike with Glen Ellyn Park District

On Sunday, January 20th, a special event will take place in the winter night skies – a total lunar eclipse! “We’re inviting the community to come and view this amazing celestial event,” said Jeannie Robinson, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation Services with the Glen Ellyn Park District. We’re hoping for clear skies, so we can have a perfect view.” Read More »