Events & News

Blood Drive and Food Drive on July 27

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. July 27. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! Make an appointment »

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive: Donate items to help fill the shelves at Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Just pull up to the Ackerman SFC main entrance from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. July 27 and we’ll do the rest!

Freedom Four 4-Mile Run 2021 Race Results

View results from the 2021 Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run by clicking here. An album of photos from the event will be posted to our Flickr page once available. Thank you to everyone that joined us for the race!

Freedom Four 4-Mile Run Day-of-Race Parking

Residents are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run, as there is no parking on Lenox or the roads surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. The commuter parking lots, including the Duane and Lorraine parking lot and the Civic Center parking garage, will remain open. Please click here to view the Village of Glen Ellyn’s interactive parking map and be sure to follow all posted signage. Limited parking will be available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field for Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run participants. All cars must be removed from this lot by 10:00 a.m.

Fourth of July Holiday Hours

Ackerman SFC will have special hours of operation on Sunday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The facility will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 5.

  • Fitness Center: 7am-1pm
  • Walking Track: 7am-1pm
  • Open Court/Turf: Call (630) 317-0137
  • Open Pickleball: No Open Pickleball
  • Group Fitness: No Group Fitness classes

To view July 4 and July 5 hours at other Glen Ellyn Park District facilities, please click here.

Blood Drive and Food Drive on June 29

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC between 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. June 29. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! Make an appointment »

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive: Donate items to help fill the shelves at Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Just pull up to the Ackerman SFC main entrance between 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. June 29 and we’ll do the rest! The Pantry’s top needs this week include paper towels, oatmeal, white/brown rice, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, canned Sloppy Joe, canned chili, canned beef stew, pancake mix, syrup, boxed potatoes, Hamburger Helper, ramen noodles, dish soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

Ackerman “On Location” Classes

Check out our Group Fitness class schedule for new “on location” classes taking place at Lake Ellyn Park, Spring Avenue Recreation Center, and in the water at Sunset Pool. View the schedule »

Summer 2021 Playbook Now Available Online

The Summer 2021 Playbook is out now and we have something for everyone! Browse the Playbook to see all the great programs, fun events, and newly added camps available to you and your family. Registration will open Saturday, June 5 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes in the Playbook for quick and easy registration. View the Playbook »

Park District Mask Requirement Update

On Monday, May 17, Governor Pritzker issued an updated executive order to align Illinois mask guidance with the CDC, lifting the mask mandate and social distancing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals in most settings. Please read our latest update regarding mask requirements in District programs and facilities. Read More »

90 Days for $90 Student and Teacher Special

From now to June 15, 2021, students (age 14+) and teachers can purchase a 90-day Ackerman SFC membership for just $90. Simply visit the front desk and present a valid student/faculty ID or proof of employment to sign up.

Celebrating Seniors Appreciation Day

Our senior members (ages 60 and up) are invited to join us for a free day of fitness and fun on Friday, May 21. Plus, all seniors workout for free when accompanied by an Ackerman SFC member. Read More »

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive on May 27

Help fill the shelves at Glen Ellyn Food Pantry so they can continue to make hunger history. If you are able, please consider donating non-perishable food items and toiletries any time between 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 27, at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road. Those wishing to donate should drive up to the main entrance and stay in their vehicles. Volunteers will unload their donations. View the Pantry’s needs list »

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive on Apr. 27

Help fill the shelves at Glen Ellyn Food Pantry so they can continue to make hunger history. If you are able, please consider donating non-perishable food items and toiletries any time between 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road. Those wishing to donate should drive up to the main entrance and stay in their vehicles. Volunteers will unload their donations. View the Pantry’s needs list »

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive on Mar. 30

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand on food pantries, including our own Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Many of our neighbors are facing food insecurity right now, some for the first time in their lives. Please consider donating non-perishable food items and toiletries any time between 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road. Those wishing to donate should drive up to the main entrance and stay in their vehicles. Volunteers will unload their donations. View the Pantry’s needs list »

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Glen Ellyn Park District facilities are closed or have special hours on Monday, May 31, 2021, in observance of Memorial Day. Read More »

Easter Holiday Hours

Ackerman SFC will have special hours of 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2021 (Easter). 9am Yoga and 10am Vinyasa Yoga group fitness classes will be offered in the studio and require registration here. All other group fitness classes are canceled for April 4. Members can pre-register for 60-minute open court or turf time slots. Click here to view availability and sign up. The facility will be open for regular hours on Monday, April 5. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunity for Glen Ellyn Seniors 65 years +

Update: All time slots for the clinic are now full.

The Village of Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Public Library, and the Glen Ellyn Park District are working together to immunize our community. According to the CDC, people ages 65 and older are at greater risk for severe illness or death due to COVID-19. Please help us find and contact these priority individuals so they can be vaccinated next week at a pop-up clinic right here in Glen Ellyn. If you know someone who lives and/or works in Glen Ellyn and is 65 or older, have them call the Glen Ellyn Vaccine Hotline at (331) 251-8609. Calls will be answered daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until all appointments are filled. Those who register for an appointment will receive the first dose on Thursday, March 25 followed by the second dose on Thursday, April 15.

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive on February 25

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand on food pantries, including our own Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Many of our neighbors are facing food insecurity right now, some for the first time in their lives. Please consider donating non-perishable food items and toiletries any time between 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25, at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road. Those wishing to donate should drive up to the main entrance and stay in their vehicles. Volunteers will unload their donations. View the Pantry’s needs list »

Free Live Fitness Classes

We’re offering FREE virtual fitness classes to our community ranging from Tabata to Barre this February. Classes will take place live via Zoom. Do you have to be an Ackerman SFC member? No, classes are open to both members and non-members! View the schedule and sign by clicking here.

Ackerman SFC Current Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 4:30am-10pm
  • Friday: 4:30am-9pm
  • Saturday: 6am-7pm
  • Sunday: 7am-7pm

Ackerman SFC returns to normal operating hours

Ackerman SFC will return to normal hours of operation on Tuesday, January 5, 2021:

  • Monday-Thursday: 4:30am-10pm
  • Friday: 4:30am-9pm
  • Saturday: 6am-7pm
  • Sunday: 7am-7pm