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Native Tree and Shrub Sale Helps Homeowners Enhance Yards

Add beauty to your yard and home, while helping the environment, by purchasing trees and shrubs through the Glen Ellyn Native Tree and Shrub Sale! Over 25 tree species and shrub species are available, ranging from $30-$35 each. A full list of the plants offered, as well as order forms, can be found at www.gepark.org/shrub-sale. Orders must be received by September 20th. Read More »

Glow in the Park Lantern Walk Back Again on September 15

Hundreds of softly glowing lanterns will be paraded around Lake Ellyn on Sunday, September 15th, as part of Glen Ellyn Park District’s “Glow in the Park Lantern Walk” from 5 to 8 p.m. Read More »

It’s All About the Dogs at PUPcorn and a Movie

Families and their furry canine friends are invited to our free movie presentation of A Dog’s Way Home! Read More »

Pickleball Made Simple – Free Clinic for Adults

Pickleball has grown in popularity in recent years, and we want to help you learn how to play the game. An Adult Outdoor Pickleball Clinic is being offered on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Village Green Park, 130 S. Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Help Plant Trees on Grandparent’s Day

Looking for a special way to spend quality time with your grandkids? Bring them to Ackerman Park on Sunday, September 8th from 1 to 2 p.m. The Glen Ellyn Park District needs help planting small oak trees in the woods of the park. Read More »

Sign Up Now for the New Fall Youth Basketball League

This brand new league, geared towards boys and girls in grades 3-8, offers a shorter 6-week season for anyone interested in having extra preparation time before the 10-week Winter Basketball League program, and also gives new players a chance to try it out before committing to the Winter Basketball League. Read More »

End of Season Hours for Mini Golf, Sunset Pool, and the Splash Park

Holes & Knolls Mini Golf, Sunset Pool, and the Splash Park will observe special hours of operation from August 22 to September 2 (Labor Day). Hours are weather-dependent and subject to change. Please check the Rainout Line before heading to the facilities. Read More »

Fall Co-Ed Field Hockey Registration Open for Grades 1-8

The Glen Ellyn Park District is now accepting registrations for Fall Co-Ed Field Hockey for grades 1-8. The program begins on September 5th and runs through October 20th. Read More »

Roller Skating Classes: Old School Fun for a New Generation

Parents seeking a recreation opportunity for their kids will have a new option beginning this fall. Glen Ellyn Park District has teamed up with Revolution Skate Studio in Lombard to offer roller skating classes for ages 3-10. Read More »

Play mini golf. Win prizes.

Need a reason to celebrate in August? Since 1993, August has been named the national month for the sport of golf. To celebrate, Holes & Knolls Mini Golf will be giving out prizes weekly with the luck of the draw. To enter, simply turn in your scorecard at the end of your round. View mini golf hours and fees.

Free Things To Do in Aug. 2019

The month of August is packed with events that you and your family can enjoy without spending a dime.  Read More »

Newton Park Improvements 2020: Public Meeting on July 31

Glen Ellyn Park District will be applying for a State of Illinois Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant regarding proposed improvements to Newton Park for 2020. The District had previously identified existing assets within the park that are due to be replaced and/or renovated in the next two years because of age and life expectancy. Those assets include the playground and skate park components. If successful in obtaining additional funding, the scope of the project would be increased, and added improvements could be implemented.

An open house for the public will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at Newton Park underneath the picnic shelter from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at which time, preliminary information regarding the proposed improvements will be available. Read More »

Rained-out “Movies in the Parks” rescheduled for Aug. 16

We’ve rescheduled our rained-out movies for Friday, August 16! Come watch a free showing of either The Muppet Movie or Snow White. Read More »

Lantern kits on sale now for Glow in the Park

The Glow in the Park Lantern Walk, which benefits Lurie Children’s, will return to Lake Ellyn Park on September 15th. Join the fun by decorating your own lantern to carry during this parade of lights! Read More »

Swim, Float, and Watch Finding Dory at Sunset Pool

Swim, float, or lounge in a deck chair while watching Disney’s Finding Dory at our annual “Dive-in Movie” at Sunset Pool on Thursday, August 8! Read More »

Back to School Bash Set for August 9 at Sunset Pool

Youth in sixth to eighth grades are invited to celebrate the start of the new school year, and the last days of summer, with a night swim and games at our “Back to School Bash” on Friday, August 9. The event takes place from 8 to 10 p.m. at Sunset Pool, 483 Fairview Ave., Glen Ellyn. “Back to School Bash” is free to attend, but students must show a valid school ID at the gate to gain entry. Incoming 6th graders or students without a school ID must have a parent check them in.

Extreme Heat Reminders

A period of extreme heat is predicted for Thursday through Saturday, with temperatures into the 90s and 100s. Staff will be following our heat guidelines over the next few days as decisions or accommodations are made regarding events and programs. Instructors will be in contact if any changes will occur to individual programs. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe during the heat: https://www.ready.gov/heat

Get Ready for a Tropical Time at the Daddy Daughter Luau

Aloha, dads! Bring your daughters, ages 5 to 12, to the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Hawaiian-themed “Daddy Daughter Luau” on Thursday, August 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This special evening will be one for the books, filled with dancing, limbo contests, water balloon tosses, a photo booth, music, and more. Hot dogs, chips, and a beverage will be served. The event takes place at Sunset Pool, 483 Fairview Ave., Glen Ellyn. Registration is required to attend.

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Autumn Activity Guide Redelivery Request

The Autumn Activity Guide was delivered over the weekend. If you are a Glen Ellyn Park District resident and didn’t receive a copy, we’ll fix that right away! Just let us know by completing a redelivery request and we’ll get a new one mailed to you this week: www.gepark.org/redelivery. Read More »

NEW: Bloody Marys on the Green

What’s the secret to a perfect Bloody Mary? On October 6th, you can find out at our “Bloody Marys on the Green” event at Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course. The experts at Malloy’s Liquor will be on hand to provide the knowledge you need to create the perfect Bloody Mary or Bloody Bull Do you prefer your cocktail with vodka or tequila? Spicy or sweet? Delight your taste buds at this fun event. Read More »