Community Passes Glen Ellyn Park District Referendum

Posted on: June 29, 2022

The Glen Ellyn Park District referendum request for $15.9 million to repair, improve and expand facilities, upgrade four park properties throughout the district, and purchase additional land for parks has been approved, according to preliminary results as reported by DuPage County Clerk – Election Division.

We are so grateful, and would like to thank every member of the Glen Ellyn Park District community for your continued support. From the survey responses to the ballots cast in yesterday’s vote, your voices have been heard and we are honored to deliver what matters most to you here in our community.

We look forward to the completion of these projects so that Sunset Pool will continue to serve generations of families; Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will welcome more gymnasts and provide enhanced fitness programs; and individuals and families will have new places to fish, learn about our environment, have picnics, and play.

As responsible stewards of your tax dollars, we will begin the designing, permitting and bidding process in July, and improvements on the Village Green ballfields will start in January 2023. Improvements throughout the parks are expected to start in April 2023 with construction on Sunset Pool and Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center following in September 2023 and January 2024, respectively.

All construction is expected to be completed within the next 3.5 years. We will attempt to keep disruptions to a minimum, however there may be times your favorite class or activity may be temporarily moved to an alternate location. We appreciate your patience, and we urge all residents to visit our website and regularly follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to stay up to date on our progress. Again, we are grateful for your continued support.