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Registration Information

Popular programs fill up fast, but nothing prevents a program from running more than waiting until the last minute to register. Classes that have a low enrollment are generally cancelled approximately one week before the first meeting date. Please sign up for your programs as early as possible to avoid cancellations. Unless specified on the program information, registration is a first-come, first-serve basis.


Ways to Register

Online

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. Please be sure you are using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser.

Mail / Fax / Drop Off

Mail or drop off your completed registration form and payment to Spring Avenue Recreation Center, Registration, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 or fax to (630) 389-8527. Form are available to download here.

In Person

Register in person at Spring Avenue Recreation Center. Available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Playbook Guides and Registration Dates

Click here to view the current Playbook, which contains all the upcoming activities available for you and your family to enjoy. Playbooks are available online only. The District reserves the right to change the dates below.

PlaybookPosted OnlineResident RegistrationNonesident Registration
Sept./Oct.July 20In ProgressIn Progress
Nov./Dec.Sept. 21Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m.Monday, Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m.
Jan.-Mar.Dec. 1Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.

Cancellations, Refund Requests

To cancel or withdraw from an activity, you must call (630) 858-2462 or complete our Refund Request Form. You cannot complete cancellations and withdrawals through the online registration portal. Glen Ellyn Park District will deduct a service charge from all cancellations. Some programs, events and services are not refundable.


Residency Requirements

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.

The quickest way to determine your Park District resident status is to check your property tax bill. It will list the park district to which you pay taxes. You may also call our office at (630) 858-2462 for help.

If you reside in Glen Ellyn and do not pay property taxes to any park district, you are eligible for the Nonresident Household Membership. Please contact Kimberly Dikker at (630) 942-7256 for details.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is support available if I am having trouble with registration?

    Yes, registration staff will be available to answer any of your questions during normal business hours. Our normal hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday-Friday. Hours are subject to change due to holidays.


  • R/NR and M/NM - what do these letters mean?

    R refers to the fee residents of the Glen Ellyn Park District pay for a program. NR refers to the fee nonresidents pay. In some cases, you may also see an M or NM. This refers to the fee members (of a certain facility) or non-members pay.


  • Why am I being charged the nonresident fee?

    Anyone living within the geographic boundaries of the Glen Ellyn Park District is a resident. Our boundaries do not match the Village of Glen Ellyn. 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. Homes in Glen Ellyn may fall within the geographic boundaries of:

    • Glen Ellyn Park District
    • GE Countryside Park District
    • Butterfield Park District
    • Wheaton Park District
    • Lombard Park District
    • No park district

    If you are being charged the nonresident fee in error, call (630) 858-2462 during normal business hours to have your account corrected.


  • How do I register for classes online?

    To register online, you must first establish an account with a login name and password. Online registration accounts are available for both residents and nonresidents. Each family should establish one primary account in the name of a head of household and then add all family members to the account.

    • Visit www.gepark.org/register and click on ‘Create an Account
    • Follow the on-screen prompts and complete all required fields
    • You will receive an email after submitting your request for an account (check your spam or junk folder)
    • Click the link in this email to activate your account
    • You can now start to register for programs online

    If you are having trouble or do not receive the activation email, call (630) 858-2462 during normal hours and a member of our staff will assist you.


  • What browsers are supported for online registration?

    Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are supported. You may experience issues if you are using Safari, Internet Explorer, or another web browser.


  • What should I do if I forgot my password ?

    Follow the steps below to reset your password. If you are still having trouble, call (630) 858-2462 and a member of our staff will assist you. Please do not create a new account.

    1. When you are prompted to sign in, click ‘Forgot your password’
    2. Enter the email address you used to create your account and hit submit.
    3. An email will be sent to you containing a temporary password (be sure to check your junk or spam folder).
    4. Use the temporary password to sign in to your account and change your password

  • Help, I am locked out of my account!

    Account lockouts will occur if you incorrectly enter your password five or more times. Or, if you have past due fees. In order to have your account unlocked, please call (630) 858-2462 during normal business hours.


  • How do I cancel or withdraw from a class?

    To cancel or withdraw from an activity, you must call (630) 858-2462 or complete our Refund Request Form. You cannot complete cancellations and withdrawals through the online registration system. Glen Ellyn Park District will deduct a service charge from all cancellations. Some programs, events and services are not refundable.


  • How do I update my home address?

    To update your home address, please call (630) 858-2462 during normal business hours. We may ask you to provide proof of residency. You cannot make addresses changes through the online registration system.


  • How do I update a family member's birthday or birth date?

    To have a birth date corrected, please call (630) 858-2462 during normal business hours. You cannot make this change through the online registration system.


  • The class I want is full, will you be adding additional spots or classes?

    Each program has a set minimum and maximum number of participants based on providing quality instruction, space availability, number of instructors, supplies, and other factors. For some programs, we may be able to accommodate the wait list or add an extra session, while we may not be able to do so for others. We recommend registering for classes as soon as possible after registration opens for the season.


  • How do I get my name on the wait list for a class?

    From the activities online registration page, click on ‘+ Add to Waitlist’ and follow the on-screen prompts. You do not have to pay to be placed on the wait list. If you are on a waiting list and a spot becomes available, we will contact you for payment. If the Glen Ellyn Park District is unable to get in contact with you within 24 hours, we will move to the next person on the list. It is a good idea to put your name on the waiting list; but, this does not ensure that you will be admitted into the class.


  • The person I am trying to register is too old/too young for the class, can I still register?

    Listed with every class is an age and/or grade designation that notifies interested participants of the age demographics for each class or program. This designation is necessary for several reasons. First, the class or program is designed for a certain age group. Second, we have found that participants enjoy and get more out of a program when interacting with peer groups of similar ages. Third, generally people feel more comfortable around people their own age and will enjoy the program in opportunities that provide this outlet. Last, concerns of safety and fair playing become issues when mixing age groups especially in youth.

    If you wish to request an age exception for your child, please call (630) 858-2462 or complete the Contact Us form. If the supervisor grants an age exception, you must register for the class in person at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center. You cannot complete a registration with age exception online. Age exceptions are made on a case-by-case and program-by-program basis and may not be granted. We strongly encourage you to register for programs that are designed for your child’s age group.