District News

Cardboard Regatta: Where to Park

Planning to drive to the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here. Due to the popularity of this event, we recommend carpooling or getting dropped off when possible.

4th of July Holiday Hours 2019

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Be sure to join us for the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run (new 7:30am start time!) and Afternoon Festivities, and watch for us on the parade route!  Read More »

Afternoon Festivities offers games, music after 4th of July Parade

Keep your Fourth of July in high gear with our Afternoon Festivities event, timed to immediately follow the Glen Ellyn 4th of July parade. Read More »

Notice of Time Change: June 25th Board of Commissioners Meeting

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, June 25, 2019. The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, will now begin at 6:30 p.m.

Cardboard Boats Set Sail in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, June 29, 2019

Build a boat made out of cardboard and race it across Lake Ellyn, or come cheer on race participants, at the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday, June 29. The event takes place at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Races begin at noon, but spectators are invited to view each boat as the crews prepare for the big moment starting at 10 a.m. and to grab food truck fare beginning at 11 a.m. Boat preregistration is required for $50 per boat by Friday, June 28 at noon; admission to watch the fun on race day is free.

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Reel in fun at the Gone Fishin’ Derby on June 15

Kids can cast their lines at the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Gone Fishin’ Derby on Saturday, June 15. The annual event will once again take place at Lake Ellyn Park (645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn) from 8am-9:30am. The $10 registration fee per child ($15 for non-residents) includes bait, activities, snacks, and a chance to win trophies! Space is limited and participants must register by June 10th to ensure their spot on the bank. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Installs Newly Elected Commissioners and Officers

The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners installed its new and incumbent members at the May 21 regular meeting. Newly elected member Paul Bischoff Jr. was sworn in, alongside incumbents Ben Stortz and Kathy Cornell, to a four-year term through April 2023. Read More »

Sunset Pool Parking Lot Closure

Please be advised that the Sunset Pool parking lot will be closed until Wednesday, May 22 for sealcoating.

Memorial Day Holiday Hours: May 27, 2019

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Monday, May 27, 2019.  Read More »

Five Free “Throwback” Movies Coming to Glen Ellyn Parks This Summer

We’re gearing up for a special ‘Throwback Edition’ of our Movies in the Parks series to celebrate our 100-year anniversary. The family-friendly lineup includes a love-stricken Miss Piggy, a poison apple, a jolly Tim Allen, an epic match of Quidditch, and an adventure down the rabbit hole! Read More »

Touch-A-Truck: Where to Park

Planning to make your way over to Touch-A-Truck on Saturday? Limited parking will be available within Maryknoll Park. Overflow parking is available near Building 6 at Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center (799 Roosevelt Road) or at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue). A complimentary shuttle will run every 15 minutes from the overflow parking areas to the event area. We kindly request that you use caution when driving in the area and follow all posted signage. For more information on Touch-A-Truck, please click here.

Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend carpooling or getting dropped off when possible.

Earth Day Fair Scheduled for Sunday, April 28 Cancelled

The Earth Day Fair scheduled for Sunday, April 28 has been cancelled due to the spring snow storm. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage all who planned to attend to visit the Grow’n Green Garden Market on May 11, which will be hosted by our friends at SCARCE. You can learn more about that event by clicking here.

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has cancelled their Workshop Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The next meeting of Board Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 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.

Village to Plant Trees in Honor of 100-Year Anniversaries on April 26

The public is invited to attend the Village of Glen Ellyn’s Arbor Day Celebration, where they will be planting three trees in honor of the 100-Year Anniversaries of the Glen Ellyn Park District and B.R. Ryall YMCA. The event will take place at 12pm on Friday, April 26 at 529 Pennsylvania Avenue. For details, call (630) 469-6756.

Golden Eagles Football Hosts Information Session with Keynote by Israel Idonije

Football season is approaching quickly. If your son or daughter is interested in taking part in either the flag or tackle Golden Eagles programs, sign them up with the Glen Ellyn Park District before June 1 to avoid late fees. Families are invited to learn more about the program during a special event to be held beginning at 6pm on May 1st in the cafeteria of Glenbard West High School. Speakers include Glenbard West Head Coach Chad Hetlet, Glenbard South Head Coach Ryan Crissey, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Aaron Bare, Golden Eagles Mom Brandy Larrance and Former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije.
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One Weekend, Two Great Events!

Kids can climb inside dump trucks, fire trucks and more on Saturday, May 4th or test their knowledge on a miniature riding course, watch BMX demonstrations, and get an on-the-spot bike check on Sunday, May 5th. Read More »

Help Glen Ellyn Park District “Sweep the River” in May!

Participate in the annual DuPage County River Sweep by joining the Glen Ellyn Park District at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve on Saturday, May 18th from 9am-12pm. Volunteers, ages 5 or older, will help remove debris in and along the local waterway. Read More »

Get Tips, Tricks for Building a Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Boat

In advance of the iconic Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on June 29th, we’re hosting two Cardboard Boat Building Seminars where attendees will learn tips and tricks for creating their vessel from past champions. The seminars, which are free to attend, are available from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on April 20th or May 18th at Main Street Recreation Center (501 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn). Pre-registration is required by calling (630) 858-2463. For more information, please click here.

Monday Miles Returns with Theme Nights, Giveaways

Glen Ellyn Park District’s Monday Miles Community Running Series will return in June with new theme and giveaway nights, and a new location. The drop-in series is open to walkers, runners, and joggers of all ages and fitness levels. Read More »

Learn to Swim Classes Emphasize Water Safety

One of the best things parents can do for their children is to give them the opportunity to learn how to swim. It’s imperative for everyone to understand water safety, and to be able to make a proper, informed decision when the situation calls for it. Read More »