Policies & Ordinances

Governing Ordinances

To allow for the greatest enjoyment of the parks, the Glen Ellyn Park District has established rules known as general use ordinances. These ordinances also help maintain order and preserve safety.

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Definition of Residency

Anyone living within the geographic boundaries of the Glen Ellyn Park District is a resident. Residents make financial contributions to the operation of the park system via property taxes. In order to compensate for the property tax disparity, the District charges nonresidents a higher fee for programs. To view our boundary map, click here.

Cancellations, Refunds

We reserve the right to cancel, postpone or combine classes, or change instructors. The District will send notification 7 days in advance, and refund full tuition, if low enrollment causes a class cancellation. Withdrawals before the start of a class will be assessed a service charge of at least $5.00. Refunds for moving, injury/illness, or schedule changes will be pro-rated according to the date you make the refund request. Some programs may have separate refund policies.

Financial Aid

As some residents are unable to take part in District programs due to financial hardship, we are proud to offer a scholarship program. For more information, email or call (630) 858-2462. You can also view our scholarship program page here

Individuals with Disabilities

The District’s goal is to provide recreation in the most integrated setting possible. Thus, if you or a family member has a disability and wants to take part in Glen Ellyn Park District programs, we will help facilitate that opportunity. Call (630) 858-2462 for more information.

Glen Ellyn Park District partners with Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

Photo/Video Policy

Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in a Park District program or activity, attending a class or event, or using District facilities or property. Please be aware that by registering for a program or class, participating in an activity, attending an event, or using District facilities or property, you authorize the District to use these photos and video footage for promotional purposes in District publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites operated by the District), and the District’s website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you. All photos and videos are property of the District.

Social Media Posting Guidelines

Click here to view our social media posting guidelines.

Behavior Policy

It is the responsibility of Park District staff to provide each program participant an environment that is safe and secure. Therefore, we expect every participant to treat the other participants, staff, and facilities with respect.

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