Facility News

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 15 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 »

Ackerman SFC Reopening Plan for Phase 4: Revitalization

UPDATE: August 25, 2020

Ackerman SFC is introducing a new program, Fit & Play Child Drop Off! Staff will provide your child with an organized, safe, and fun environment that is health and wellness orientated. Individual games, activities, and crafts will be lead by staff, allowing children to socialize and stay active while following Restore Illinois guidelines. Pre-registration is required and limited to 10 children, ages 3-6, per time slot. Drop off and pick up time is strict, and all children must be potty trained and wear a face covering during their Fit & Play time. This program is free for Ackerman SFC members. Learn more >


UPDATE: August 20, 2020

Ackerman SFC members can now pre-register for 60-minute open gym time slots. Each time slot will be limited to 15 members. Reservations are first come, first served. Learn more >


UPDATE: June 25, 2020

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).


Fitness Center

Equipment has been spaced to comply with social distancing guidelines. Cleaning and sanitation procedures will be in place and implemented between each member use. The fitness center will resume normal hours of operation beginning July 6th:

Monday to Thursday: 4:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 4:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ackerman SFC Members will continue to be able to utilize Spring Avenue Recreation Center (SARC). Due to the limited capacity of the SARC facility, reservations will be required. Please contact Spring Avenue RC to reserve your time. 630-858-2462.


Indoor Walking/Running Track

The track will open for up to 15 members at one time beginning July 6th. Social distancing must be practiced on the track. Track hours match the fitness center hours listed above. If, there is a wait, 40-minute limit from the time you started. Special Senior (60+) Member’s Hours M, W, F 7:00 am-9:00 am


Group Fitness

Both indoor and select outdoor fitness classes will be offered utilizing the exterior of the facility, gym, and fitness studio beginning July 6th. All classes will be socially distanced and limited to up to 35 participants depending on location. To view the current class schedule, please visit: ackermansfc.com/group fitness. An updated schedule for July 8th and later will be posted within the next few days. Class participants are asked to bring their own exercise mats and towels, to each class, as these high-touch items will not be available.


Personal Training 

1:1 and 1:2, and group personal training will be offered. For package details and to learn more about our trainers, please visit our website. Personal training packages may be purchased online at gepark.org/register or by visiting the front desk at Ackerman SFC. For assistance or questions, contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org or (630) 317-0130.


Childcare

Childcare will not initially be available during Phase 4. As additional information and guidance becomes available to safely open the childcare facility, those guidelines will be established.  Members will be apprised as additional information becomes available. However, Ackerman SFC is offering several camps to keep children active and entertained while you work out. View the current brochure at gepark.org/playbook or browse available camps at gepark.org/register.


Indoor Rock Climbing

The Ackerman Alps indoor rock wall will remain closed initially during Phase 4.  As more guidelines are released, Ackerman SFC will determine how to safely open the rock wall.


Open Gym, Turf, and Pickleball

Open gym and turf will not be available initially during Phase 4. As we move further into the phase, staff will reevaluate open gym and turf and do so when able.

Pickleball will resume on a limited schedule starting July 6th. The schedule will be made available online within the next few days at ackermansfc.com/pickleball.


As a reminder, Ackerman SFC members were not charged membership fees in May and  June. Monthly membership charges will restart on July 8th, and you will be charged in according with your normal charge date. Some members may not  be ready to resume working out yet, if you would like to place your membership on hold, or make a modification, please contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org or (630) 317-0130.


Safety Measures 

Ackerman SFC has put the following measures and protocols in place:

  • Face coverings will be required of staff and required for members when in the common areas or when 6-feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings can be removed once at exercise station of choice or when participating in a class or training session. If you have a medical condition that limits your use of PPE please inform the ASFC staff during arrival.
  • Patrons will be required to self-assess using these questions prior to coming to the site.
  • Social distancing rules – keeping employees 6 feet or more apart from each other and members of the public always possible as well as members from each other  
  • Added hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility 
  • Frequent disinfection of surfaces and equipment routine 
  • Reduced customer capacity 
  • Staggered group fitness class
  • Participants need to provide their own exercise mat and towel in fitness center and during group fitness classes
  • Identified ingress/egress   
  • Sneeze guards at front desk 
  • Daily self-wellness checks procedure for staff 
  • Process for handling potential exposure to COVID-19 and a potential COVID-19 illness at work
  • Minimize congregating in common areas 

Your patience and cooperation are appreciated. As this is new to all of us, procedures and setup is subject to change and adjustment.

The Glen Ellyn Park District appreciates your continued patronage. We look forward to moving into Phase 4 and providing expanded wellness and fitness opportunities to our valued members.

Please feel free to contact Ryan Miller with any questions at (630) 317-0134 or rmiller@gepark.org

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 »