Events & News

Blood & Food Drive on May 26

Blood Drive: Every day more than 10,000 patients rely on the generosity of blood donors to survive. Please take about an hour out of your day and donate at our blood drive on May 26 at Ackerman SFC. Every donation can save a live! Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins welcome. Make an appointment »

Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries will be accepted at Ackerman SFC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 26. Drive up to the main entrance to donate and we’ll do the rest! All items collected will be delivered to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. For a list of the Pantry’s current top needs, visit their website at glenellynfoodpantry.org.

Vaccine Clinic on April 23

Glen Ellyn Park District, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, and State Representative Terra Costa Howard are hosting a joint vaccine clinic on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road. Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, flu shots, and pneumonia/tetanus/shingles vaccines will be available. Read More »

New Programs Coming This April and May

We’re excited to announce several fun and exciting new programs coming to the facility including Ackerman Kids Zone, Champions of Ackerman, Women’s Self Defense Seminar and more. Read More »

Blood & Food Drive on April 26

Blood Drive: Every day more than 10,000 patients rely on the generosity of blood donors to survive. Please take about an hour out of your day and donate at our blood drive on April 26 at Ackerman SFC. Every donation can save a live! Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins welcome. Versiti will enter all April blood donors into a drawing to win a $500 Airbnb gift card. Make an appointment »

Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries will be accepted at Ackerman SFC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 26. Drive up to the main entrance to donate and we’ll do the rest! All items collected will be delivered to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. For a list of the Pantry’s current top needs, visit their website at glenellynfoodpantry.org.

Sport Swap Accepted Items and Event Details

Glen Ellyn Park District and Go Green Glen Ellyn are hosting a Sport Swap Gently Used Equipment Sale on Saturday, April 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. Learn more »

Spring 2022 Playbook and Summer Camp Guide Now Available Online

Our Spring Playbook and the 2022 Summer Camp Guide are out now. Registration for programs, events, and camps featured in either brochure will open Saturday, March 5 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes for quick and easy registration. View the Spring Playbook and Camp Guide »

Blood & Food Drive on March 29

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome. Make an appointment »

Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries will be accepted at Ackerman SFC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 29. Drive up to the main entrance to donate and we’ll do the rest! All items collected will be delivered to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. For a list of the Pantry’s current top needs, visit their website at glenellynfoodpantry.org.

Coronavirus Update: Mask Policy

On February 9, Governor Pritzker announced plans to partially lift Illinois’ indoor mask mandate as of February 28, assuming state COVID metrics continue to decline.

As the Glen Ellyn Park District has done throughout the pandemic, we will adhere to State requirements by implementing a mask optional approach within Park District programs, events, and facilities for participants, visitors, and staff, effective Monday, February 28. Prior to that date, all participants, patrons, and employees must still wear face coverings inside Park District buildings. Read More »

Update on programs taking place at 3 p.m. or later on Thursday, February 17

Programs
Registered programs taking place at 3 p.m. or later on Thursday, February 17, will run as scheduled except for the following:

  • Winter Youth Basketball practices held at Glen Ellyn School District D41 facilities are canceled. Practices held at Main Street Recreation Center or Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will run as scheduled.

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Blood Drive and Food Drive on February 24

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 24. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome. Donors will receive a buy one, get one coupon for a meal from Noodles & Co. (while supplies last). Make an appointment »

Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries will be accepted at Ackerman SFC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 24. Drive up to the main entrance to donate and we’ll do the rest! All items collected will be delivered to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. For a list of the Pantry’s current top needs, visit their website at glenellynfoodpantry.org.

Get a Covid-19 vaccine booster or flu shot on January 29

Sign up to get a Covid-19 vaccine booster or flu shot at Ackerman SFC on Saturday, January 29. The Glen Ellyn Park District will be hosting a joint clinic in partnership with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More »

Covid-19 Update: Spectator, Face Covering, and Parking Reminders

Due to the current surge in Covid-19 transmissions, the Glen Ellyn Park District is encouraging patrons to limit the number spectators/attendees at indoor events and programs within District facilities, including Winter Youth Basketball games and the Indoor Soccer league. Supervisors will email program specific guidance as needed to registered participants.

As a reminder, all individuals 2 years or age and over who can medically tolerate a face covering are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in an indoor public place per Executive Order 21-22.

With many District programs starting this week, be sure to allow additional time for parking and use caution when driving through District lots. In addition, please stay home if you are feeling sick or are experiencing and Covid-19 symptoms in order to reduce community spread.

Please continue to refer to gepark.org/coronavirus for updates.

Spring Sports Registration Deadlines

Spring sports registration is underway! Below is a list of upcoming league offerings and important registration deadlines. Click the program name for more information and to register.

Fitness Open House & Free Week

Check out how Ackerman SFC can help you stay active and achieve your fitness goals in 2022. Drop into a variety of fitness and youth classes, tour the facility, and learn about our personal training options on Sunday, January 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be giveaways for attendees. Plus, anyone that signs up for a membership during the Open House will receive one month free!  View the Open House class schedule »

Can’t make it to the Open House? Experience the many benefits of being an Ackerman SFC member during Free Fitness Week from January 3 through January 9, when we’re waiving the drop-in fee for the fitness center and group fitness classes to get your new year off to a healthy start. To take advantage of this special opportunity, just register at the Ackerman SFC front desk during Free Fitness Week. 

Please note, Cycle, BODYPUMP™, and Spring Avenue Fitness Center/classes are not included as part of Free Fitness Week.

Blood Drive on December 22

Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 22. Due to an anticipated escalated holiday need, all December blood donors will receive a $10 e-gift card from Versiti as their way of saying thank you! Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups are welcome! If you donated whole blood before October 28, 2021, you are due to give again. Make an appointment »

Please note, this is a blood drive only. Donations will not be collected for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry at the December 22 drive.

Winter 2022 Playbook Now Available Online

Our interactive Winter 2022 Playbook is out now and we have something for everyone! Browse the Playbook to see all the great programs and fun events available to you and your family. Registration will open Saturday, December 4 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, December 11 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes in the Playbook for quick and easy registration. View the Playbook »

Flu Shot and COVID-19 Booster Clinic

State Representative Terra Costa will be hosting a walk-up flu shot and COVID-19 booster (Pfizer, Moderna, and a limited amount of J&J) clinic with the Glen Ellyn Park District, Glen Ellyn Library, DuPage Health Coalition, and Jewel-Osco at Ackerman Sport & Fitness Center (800 St. Charles Road in Glen Ellyn) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. Appointments are not necessary. Learn more »

Turkey Burn & Food Drive

Earn yourself an extra slice of pie on Thanksgiving! Join us at the Turkey Burn and Food Drive at Ackerman SFC from 7 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 25. Bring a non-perishable food or toiletry item for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to take part in our Turkey Burn group fitness classes. Read More »

Winter Break Holiday Hours

Listed below is an overview of Glen Ellyn Park District facility holiday schedule changes from Monday, December 20 to Sunday, January 2. Read More »

Holiday Light Recycling

Think green! Before tossing those broken light strands in the trash and adding to the landfill, consider recycling them instead! Glen Ellyn Park District is once again partnering with Elgin Recycling to provide a solution for used/broken lights and extension cords from now through January 31, 2022. Read More »