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Park Directory

Parks add to the beauty of our village and represent a place where residents and visitors can go to play, relax, reflect and enjoy nature. There are 29 parks, playgrounds, or natural areas owned and maintained by Park District to serve its citizens.
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Ackerman

800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground equipment at Ackerman Park

Ackerman Sports & Fitness
Ackerman SFC is the go-to destination in Glen Ellyn for athletic and fitness development. The center features a state-of-the-art fitness center, group fitness studio, indoor rock wall, child care, personal training, elevated track, three full-size basketball courts, and an indoor synthetic turf field.

Membership options are available for both residents and nonresidents. Learn more >

Outdoor Fitness Equipment

  • City bikes x 2
  • Sit up bench
  • Push up bars
  • Suspension trainer
  • Magnetic kettlebell trainer
  • Parallel bars
  • Incline press
  • 3 different level steppers

Ackerman Woods Natural Area 
Visitors can stroll through the Ackerman Woods natural area by following the entrance drive toward Parkview Church. 

Athletic Fields (Outdoor)
Permits are required for use of the athletic fields. Visit our rentals page for details.

  • Oversize synthetic turf field 
  • Grass soccer fields 
  • 6 softball fields 
  • Sand volleyball court 

Hard Gainers Athletics
Sports performance and functional training. Learn more >

Other Amenities

  • Playground with swings
  • 1.4-mile limestone path 
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Great Western Trail connection
  • Batting cages (closed to public use)
  • Bike racks
  • Parking lot 
  • Restrooms (~May to October) 

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Babcock Grove

324 Linden Street, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Climbing wall feature
  • Open play area
  • Picnic table
  • Benches
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Churchill

271 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn

This 23.3-acre natural area features three habitats: woodland, wetland, and prairie. 

  • Picnic shelter w/tables
  • ADA-accessible walking trail
  • Wood chip paths
  • Native bee house
  • Small parking lot
  • Temporary restrooms (~April to October)
  • No playground

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Co-Op

515 Wilson Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Bench
  • Village-managed pond (no fishing)
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk


Danby

280 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Picnic table
  • Benches
  • Access to the Illinois Prairie Path (stairs)
  • Natural wooded area
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Frank Johnson

490 Kenilworth Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Bike rack
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

George Ball

800 Elm Street, Glen Ellyn

  • 6 tennis courts w/lights
  • Picnic table covered by small shelter  
  • Drinking fountain
  • Open play area
  • Small parking lot
  • Temporary restrooms (~April to October)

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Glen Ellyn Manor

375 Illinois Street, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Natural wood area with short trail behind playground (District managed) and through Manor Woods across the street (Village managed)
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike rack
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Glen Oak

350 Woodstock Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Small play structure with slides
  • Open play area
  • Picnic table
  • Bench
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Greenbriar

430 2nd Place, Glendale Heights

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Picnic shelter w/table
  • Benches
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms
  • Managed with the Village of Glendale Heights

Park Hours: Dawn to dusk


Lake Ellyn

645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn

  • Children playing on playground equipment at Lake Ellyn Park

Lake Ellyn Boathouse
Lake Ellyn Boathouse was built in 1937 to serve as a community facility and it has been in use since then. Fully restored to its historic beauty in 2016, the Boathouse is a popular wedding and event venue. Learn more >

Walking Trails
Lake Ellyn Park features meandering trails throughout. The loop around the lake is ~0.65 miles.

Sustainability
Lake Ellyn Boathouse is Gold-level LEED certified. Solar panels atop the trellis provide up to 14 percent of the building’s energy needs. The park’s irrigation system makes use of Lake Ellyn water. Landscaping consists of many native plants which require less maintenance and irrigation.

Natural Area Restoration
Oaks and hickories don’t live forever. To ensure that future generations of Glen Ellyn residents will have the opportunity to enjoy the graceful beauty, shade and ecological advantages these trees bestow on the area, the Park District has been working toward restoring the park’s oak woodland and creating conditions that will encourage new trees to germinate, grow and flourish.

The oak savanna is located in the northwest corner of the park.

Demonstration Garden
Located in the circle in front of the Boathouse is a demonstration garden with QR codes. The codes link visitors to more information about the featured plants. The garden was funded by DuPage Foundation’s Glen Ellyn Fund.

Interactive Tree Tour
Learn about and connect with Lake Ellyn’s trees! Interactive tree tags have been installed on legacy trees throughout the park. Learn more >

Fishing
Fishing is catch-and-release only. Anglers over the age of 16 must have a valid Illinois Fishing License. Ice fishing is prohibited.

Boating
Non-motorized passenger occupied boating requires a permit. Learn more >

Model Boating
Electric or radio-controlled boats with a maximum speed of 15mph are allowed. Model Power Boating is prohibited. Learn more >

Outdoor Ice Skating
Learn more >

Clay Tennis
Two clay tennis courts requiring purchase of a pass key are available from May-November. Learn more >

Other Amenities

  • Playground
  • Open play area
  • Picnic tables
  • 2 stationary grills
  • Veteran’s Memorial
  • Drinking fountain
  • Benches
  • Bike racks
  • Street parking
  • Restroom (~May to November)

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Lake Foxcroft

2S540 Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn

  • 3-acre lake
  • Fishing pier (catch-and-release only)
  • ~0.37-mile paved walking path around lake
  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Picnic shelter w/table
  • Benches
  • Small parking lot
  • Temporary restrooms (~May to November)
  • Unsupervised ice skating when safe

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Main Street

501 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Main Street Recreation Center
  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Outdoor basketball court (full)
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Bike rack
  • Parking lot
  • Restrooms available during Rec Center hours

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Marie Ulhorn Presidents

265 Cumnor Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Expression face-to-face adult/child swing
  • Open play area
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk


Maryknoll

845 Pershing Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Children playing on round swing at Maryknoll Park

Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf
Two 18-hole courses that are fun for the whole family! Pick up clubs and pay the daily admission fee inside the Maryknoll Clubhouse, which also features a concession stand. Learn more >

Maryknoll Splash Park
Interactive spray features geared toward ages 12 months to 10 years. Daily admission fee required. Learn more >

Platform Tennis Center
Six platform tennis courts and a hut for socializing. Membership required. Learn more >

Disc Golf
Bring your own disc and play the 9-hole course.

Natural Area
Maryknoll Park has three naturalized areas which support local wildlife: a pollinator meadow, an oak savanna, and around the “frog ponds.”

Bags, Bocce, and Horseshoe
Two bocce ball courts, two horseshoe pits, and a concrete bags game are available. Users must bring their own equipment. 

Rentals at Maryknoll Park
The picnic pavilion is available to rent for groups of 50 or less. A party room inside the Maryknoll Clubhouse is also available to rent. Parties are not allowed in the public picnic shelter.

Other Amenities

  • Adventure playground with cable ride
  • Open play area
  • Parking lot
  • 2 Tesla and 1 generic electric vehicle charging stations (year-round)
  • Bike rack
  • Restrooms (~May to October)

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Newton

707 Fairview Avenue, Glen Ellyn

Panfish Playground

Harding and S. Ellyn Avenue, Glen Ellyn

Panfish Park belongs to the Village of Glen Ellyn, but the Glen Ellyn Park District owns and manages the playground area. In addition to the playground, the area features swings and two small picnic tables (one table has two seats and the other has four seats). Street parking is available. No restrooms.

Playground Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Pfuetze

400 N. Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn

Pfuetze Park, a 0.25-acre open play area with bench, was dedicated to the Park District in 1964 by Dr. Karl H. Pfuetze. While this property is unimproved, it provides a convenient play place for children of nearby homes.

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk


Prairie Path

Along Prairie Path between Forest Avenue and Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn

This half-acre park, located along the Illinois Prairie Path in downtown Glen Ellyn, features a drinking fountain, benches, outdoor ping pong table, outdoor chess table and gazebo. There is also a Village-owned bike rack. Bring your own chess and ping pong equipment or rent from the Village of Glen Ellyn’s Civic Center during their normal business hours.

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Spalding

22W325 2nd Street, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Picnic table
  • Bench
  • Small parking lot
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Spring Avenue/Dog Park

185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn


Stacy

50 Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Picnic shelter w/tables
  • Benches
  • Outdoor basketball court (half)
  • Small skate park
  • Bike rack
  • Parking lot
  • Temporary restrooms (~May to November)

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk

Sunset

483 Fairview Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Sunset Pool >
  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Picnic tables
  • Bench
  • Drinking fountain
  • 2 tennis courts w/lights
  • Bike rack
  • Parking lot
  • 2 Tesla and 1 generic electric vehicle charging stations (open ~May to September) are located near the pool entrance
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Surrey

95 Surrey Drive, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Open play area
  • Outdoor basketball court (full)
  • Bench
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk


Village Green

130 S. Lambert, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Splash pad (~May to September)
  • Open play area
  • 4 official and 4 youth-size baseball diamonds
  • Outdoor basketball court (full)
  • 4 pickleball courts
  • 1 tennis court (w/pickleball lines)
  • Garden plots
  • Demonstration garden
  • Grass path to Lambert Lake (both Village managed)
  • Picnic shelters w/tables
  • Benches
  • Drinking fountain
  • Parking lot
  • Temporary restrooms (~April to October)

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Walnut Glen

860 Walnut Street, Glen Ellyn

  • Playground with swings
  • Picnic table
  • Benches
  • Prairie Path access
  • Street parking
  • No restrooms

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk


Nature Preserves & Sanctuaries

Benjamin Gault

Located on Forest Avenue between Hawthorne Blvd. and Linden St.

This 1-acre park features a natural wooded area, bench, and a 0.1-mile, in-and-out, wood chip walking path. Be sure to check out the information kiosk and learn about the birds of Glen Ellyn! Street parking is available at the entrance on Forest Avenue. Please note, Benjamin Gault cannot be accessed from the Main Street side.

Ellynwood

801 Ellynwood Drive, Glen Ellyn

Ellynwood Nature Preserve is a small, 0.5 acre strip of natural wooded area.

Joseph Sam Perry

735 Grand Avenue, Glen Ellyn

In 1957, a group of residents purchased this property and donated it to the Park District with the understanding that the property be left in its present state.


Report a Concern

Have an emergency? Please call 911.
To report park maintenance-related concerns, email snorman@gepark.org.


Common Park Rules & Regulations

As the public parks are a shared experience, cooperation and respect of other patrons and the public property is appreciated.

  • Park hours are generally from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in all Park District parks and facilities.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all Park District parks and facilities.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Swimming in Park District ponds and lakes is prohibited.
  • All refuse should be thrown away in a garbage or recycling container.
  • There is a zero-tolerance rule for inappropriate language or behavior.

  • Fishing requires any angler who is 16 years of age and older to carry a valid Illinois fishing license. All fishing is catch-and-release only. Ice fishing is prohibited. Click here for more information.
  • Grilling is allowed only at designated grills or with prior approval.
  • Hammocks must be used properly. Misuse can permanently harm trees.
  • Do not feed the geese or ducks.
  • For a list of all Park District ordinances, please click here.