Events & News

Blood Drive on August 25

Be a beacon of hope! Help ensure a healthy blood supply in Illinois by donating at our upcoming blood drive on Tuesday, August 25! Appointments, available from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., are recommended. Donors will receive additional day-of information via email from Versiti. Please bring a photo ID and face covering. Sign up >

Athletics Update: New Sports Guidelines Released by Governor Pritzker

July 29, 2020: Governor Pritzker just announced new restrictions for youth and adult recreational athletics. This includes, but is not limited to, park district sports programs, school-based sports (IHSA and IESA), travel clubs, and recreational leagues. In addition, IHSA has also presented their plans regarding Illinois high school sports for the 2020-2021 school year.

The new DCEO all-sports guidance categorizes sports into three risk levels: low, medium, or high. The categories are based on the amount of contact between athletes and their proximity during play. The guidance sets four levels of play allowed based on current public health conditions within each category.

While the Park District will have to further review the new guidelines and develop in-depth plans, we remain confident the Park District can still provide safe opportunities for fall sports with modifications and specific protocols. Your continued patience and support is appreciated. More information will be forthcoming on fall athletics.

Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on July 28

Support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Milton Township by dropping off urgently needed items at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. The Food Drive is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District, State Representative Terra Costa Howard and Central DuPage Kiwanis. Read More »

Ackerman SFC Reopening Plan for Phase 4: Revitalization

Ackerman SFC staff is excited to welcome you back to the facility beginning July 6, 2020, as allowed under Phase 4: Revitalization guidelines within the Restore Illinois Plan. While in Phase 4, modified operations and protocols have been put in place prioritizing the safety of our members and staff including frequent disinfection, an increased number of hand sanitizer stations, distancing of equipment, daily wellness checks for staff and required face coverings for all staff and  patrons when in common areas (not while exercising and active). Read More »

Summer Playbook is now online

Our staff have been working extremely hard to create new plans and programs to meet both the guidelines set forth by the State and the needs of our local parents and families. Check out the new Summer Playbook to see what at-home and in-person (small group) programs are currently available. The Playbook will be continuously updated, so check back often. View the Summer Playbook >

Outdoor Group Fitness Classes Begin Monday, June 8

Ackerman SFC will reopen for outdoor group fitness classes and personal training only beginning on Monday, June 8, as allowed under Phase 3: Recovery guidelines within the Restore Illinois Plan. During this phase, purchase of a $20 Group Fitness Class Pass will be required to preregister for group fitness classes. The pass will be valid from June 8 to July 8, and will enable pass holders to sign up for more than 45 classes each week. All classes will be socially distanced and limited to 10 participants. Learn more >

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates for Ackerman SFC Members

June 1 Update: In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan, staff has made the following plan for the return of programming and reopening of facilities as detailed in Phase 3: Recovery, which began on Friday, May 29. We will continue to adjust our plan as we get closer to Phase 4: Revitalization. Read More »

Collection for Glen Ellyn Cares on Thursday, May 14

The Glen Ellyn Cares fundraiser was started by the Chamber in order to assist struggling local restaurant owners by buying meals to be donated to staff at local hospitals. If you are able to help, any level of support makes a difference and is greatly appreciated! Cash or check donations will be accepted from 1pm to 6pm at Ackerman SFC on May 14th. After you donate, a photo backdrop is available so you can customize a thank you sign for essential workers and snap a selfie! Please bring your own marker or pen.

Blood drive at Ackerman SFC on May 18. Be a beacon of hope!

Help ensure a healthy blood supply in Illinois by donating at the upcoming blood drive at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road, on Monday, May 18. Appointments, available from 1 to 6pm, are required in order to control the number of people at the site at a given time and to ensure safe social distancing (no walk-ins). Keeping in compliance with our state’s ordinance, donors will be required to bring and wear face masks during the donation process.

Click here to sign up or call/text Camille from Versiti at (847) 305-9998.

LIVE virtual fitness classes

Join our Glen Ellyn Park District Facebook group for links to our weekly live fitness classes (held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), new fitness video releases, at-home workouts, recipes, and more to help you stay healthy and motivated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to join.

National Fitness Day: Saturday, May 2nd

National Fitness Day, held on the first Saturday in May, is an opportunity to try new ways of becoming fit and healthy! During this stressful time, exercise is also important to maintaining good physical and mental health. This Saturday, get up and get MOVING, any way you can!

Let us know what fitness means to you! Print this card, fill it out, and snap a pic! Share the picture with us by emailing photo@gepark.org, tagging @glenellynparkdist on Instagram, or sending us a message through Facebook. We’ll share the photos we receive on our pages on Saturday. Read More »

Blood drive at Ackerman SFC on May 14. Be a beacon of hope!

Thank you to everyone that signed up for the May 14th blood drive! At this time, all appointments have filled. In order to control the number of people at the site at a given time and to ensure safe social distancing, walk-ins will not be accepted. Read More »

An Important Update from the Executive Director

Please click here to read an important update from the Executive Director regarding Sunset Pool opening day and Glen Ellyn Park District operations.

Food Drive for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry & Pet Food Drive on May 7th

As more of our community members begin to lose jobs and income, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is in urgent need of items. To make it even more convenient to donate, we’ve partnered with Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage County to host a “drive-thru drop-off” food drive at Ackerman SFC on Thursday, May 7th from 1:30pm-6pm. New and unopened pet food products (bagged, canned, treats) will also be collected at that time. When dropping off your donation, please follow the signs toward the front entrance drive. Read More »

Blood drive on May 7. Be a beacon of hope!

Help ensure a healthy blood supply in Illinois by donating at the upcoming blood drive at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road, on Thursday, May 7. Appointments are required in order to control the number of people at the site at a given time and to ensure safe social distancing (no walk-ins).

Click here to sign up or call/text Camille from Versiti at (847) 305-9998. Read More »

Collection Drive for DuPagePads at Ackerman SFC on Wednesday, April 15th

Help DuPagePads support those experiencing homelessness during this crisis. A drive-thru drop-off collection drive will be held at Ackerman SFC on Wednesday, April 15th from 1:30pm-6pm. Read More »

Blood drive on April 15. Be a beacon of hope!

Thank you, Glen Ellyn! All appointments for the blood drive on April 15th have been filled (walk-ins will not be accepted). Ackerman SFC will host another blood drive on Thursday, May 7th. Check back for details! Read More »

Fitness Facebook Group & LIVE Classes

We’re going LIVE with fitness classes next week! Join our new Glen Ellyn Park District Facebook group for weekly class schedules and links, fitness videos, and more to help you get your workouts in and stay motivated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to join.

Food Drive for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry on April 3

As more of our community members begin to lose jobs and income, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is in urgent need of items. To make it even more convenient to donate, we’ve partnered with Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage County to host a “drive thru” Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on Friday, April 3rd from 1pm-4pm. When dropping off your donation, please follow the signs toward the front entrance drive. Read More »

Fitness Videos to Keep You Moving!

We want to make sure everyone is staying active and healthy! Our trainers and instructors are working hard to bring you new fitness videos to use at home each week!
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