Events & News

Blood Drive on December 23

Help ensure a healthy blood supply in Illinois by donating at our upcoming blood drive on Wednesday, December 23rd from 1 to 6pm. The SARS CoV-2 antibody test will be performed on all successful donations. Under Tier 3 guidelines, appointments are required and walk-ups will not be accepted. We kindly ask you only reserve a time slot if you are sure you can attend as the number of donors we can accept is limited (blue time slots are open, gray time slots are full).  Read More »

No Open Pickleball Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Please note, Open Pickleball will not be offered the week of November 29-December 5.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In observance of the holiday, Spring Avenue and Main Street Recreation Centers will be closed November 26 and November 27. Ackerman SFC will be open 7am-1pm November 26 and 4:30am-9pm November 27. Happy Thanksgiving!

Update: Transition to Tier 3

Governor Pritzker announced on Tuesday that all of Illinois will move to Tier 3 of resurgence mitigations beginning Friday, November 20. While the new guidelines further impact Glen Ellyn Park District programs and services, they are the safest and most responsible way for us to serve our community. Please see below for an update on specific areas of interest. Read More »

Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations

Governor Pritzker announced today that all of Illinois will enter Tier 3 resurgence mitigations beginning Friday, November 20. While anticipating increased restrictions, the District is in the process of evaluating how our programs and facilities align with the new guidelines. As always, the goal is to be both resourceful and compliant while determining how the Park District can continue to safely serve our community. Please look for more detailed information at gepark.org/coronavirus or via email on Thursday, November 19. Thank you for your ongoing  patience and support.

Turkey Burn & Food Drive on November 26

Work off those pre-dinner calories and support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry during the Turkey Burn & Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on Thursday, November 26th from 7 to 10am. Classes include Cycle, AOA, Tabata, BODYPUMP, Yoga, and more. The Turkey Burn is free to Ackerman SFC or $5 for non-members with a food/toiletry donation item. No registration required, but classes are limited to no more than 25 participants. View the schedule >

Ackerman SFC Open House

Come see what Ackerman SFC has to offer on Saturday, November 21st! Sign up for one or more time slots below to take part in a variety of fitness and youth classes, tour the facility, and learn about our personal training options. There will also be giveaways for attendees! Plus, anyone that signs up during the Open House will receive one month free on their membership. Read More »

Blood Drive on November 24

Help ensure a healthy blood supply in Illinois by donating at our upcoming blood drive on Tuesday, November 24th from 1 to 6pm. The SARS CoV-2 antibody test will be performed on all successful donations. Appointments are required (blue time slots are open, gray time slots are full). We kindly ask you only reserve a time slot if you are sure you can attend as the number of donors we can accept is limited. Sign up >

Free Fitness Orientation on November 12

Get a jumpstart on your fitness goals during this free 60-minute orientation starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 12. Stacey Lim, Assistant Facility Manager/Fitness, will go through a variety of exercises and sample workout plans for participants. She will also conduct a walk-through of the facility and explain how to properly use fitness equipment. The orientation will end with a question and answer session, and is open to both members and nonmembers. No registration required.

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Food Drive on October 27

Help your neighbors in need by donating food and toiletry items to restock the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry from 1 to 6pm on Tuesday, October 27 at Ackerman SFC. All you need to do is drive-thru and pop your trunk. Volunteers will be there to collect your items in a no-contact, safe way. View urgently needed items >

This Run’s for Jack Virtual Events

This Run’s for Jack has gone virtual! Support our friends at the Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund by signing up to walk, run, bike, or golf on October 16-18. Your time. Your place. Your people.  Read More »

Blood & Food Drives at Ackerman SFC on October 27

Blood Drive: Appointments, available from 1 to 6pm, are recommended (blue time slots are open, gray time slots are full). Walk-ups will be subject to availability. The SARS CoV-2 antibody test will be performed on all successful donations. Sign up >

Food Drive: Help support Glen Ellyn Food Pantry at the Drive-Thru Food Drive from 1 to 6pm. Enter at the Riford Road entrance, follow the signs, and we’ll do the rest. View the current list of urgently needed items >

Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on Sept. 23

Support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by dropping off urgently needed items at Ackerman SFC from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23. On the day of the event, please follow directional signs for curbside drop off. Items needed include oatmeal canisters, canned fruit, jelly, sugar, ketchup, mustard, cookies, crackers, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, canned mushrooms, Hamburger Helper, and canned pasta.

The Food Drive is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District, State Representative Terra Costa Howard and Central DuPage Kiwanis.

Chicagoland Indoor Soccer Winter League Registration

Registration is now open for the Chicagoland  Indoor Soccer winter league hosted at Ackerman Sport & Fitness Center. Chicagoland Indoor Soccer will be hosting ages U8-U15 boys and girls with games beginning either mid-December or early January.  Early registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Register at chicagolandindoorsoccer.com.

Labor Day Holiday Hours

In observance of Labor Day on September 7, Ackerman SFC will observe the following hours of operation:

  • Fitness Center: 7am-1pm
  • Group Fitness Classes
    7am-7:55am:
    Silver Sneakers
    8:15am-9:10am: Tabata
    8:45am-9:40am: BODYPUMP
    9:30am-10:25am: Barre
    10am-10:55am: AOA Fitness
  • Open Courts: 8am-1pm – Call (630) 317-0130 for reservations
  • Open Pickleball: Not available

Open Court & Turf Reservations

Ackerman SFC members can pre-register for 60-minute open court and turf time slots. Each time slot will be limited to 10 members. Reservations are first come, first served. Learn more >

Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on August 25

Support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by dropping off urgently needed items at Ackerman SFC, 800 St. Charles Road, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25. The Food Drive is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District, State Representative Terra Costa Howard and Central DuPage Kiwanis. Read More »

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 »