Policies & Ordinances

Governing Ordinances

To ensure the greatest enjoyment of the parks, the Glen Ellyn Park District has established general use ordinances. These rules 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 considered a resident. Residents contribute financially to the operation of the park system through property taxes. 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 a notification 7 days in advance and refund full tuition if low enrollment leads to class cancellation. Withdrawals before the start of a class will be subject to a service charge of at least $5.00. Refunds for moving, injury/illness, or schedule changes will be prorated based on the date of the refund request. Some programs may have separate refund policies.

Financial Aid

As some residents may face financial hardship that prevents them from participating in District programs, 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 aims to provide recreation in the most inclusive setting possible. If you or a family member has a disability and wishes to participate in Glen Ellyn Park District programs, we will assist in facilitating 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 Park District programs or activities, attending classes or events, or using District facilities or property. 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 the 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 a safe and secure environment for each program participant. Therefore, we expect every participant to treat others, staff, and facilities with respect.

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