Facility News

Flu Shot and COVID-19 Booster Clinic

State Representative Terra Costa Howard / the DuPage Health Coalition / Glen Ellyn Park District / Glen Ellyn Public Library / Jewel-Osco will provide a vaccine booster and flu shot clinic at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointments are needed as all walk-ins are welcome for this event. Read More »

Blood Drive and Food Drive on October 21

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 21. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! Donors new to Versiti who give blood at the October drive will receive a $25 e-gift card as their way of saying thank you. 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 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 21 and we’ll do the rest!

HGA Moving to New Location in Glendale Heights

After ten years at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Hard Gainers Athletics (HGA) has determined that due to their continued growth and need for expansion, the sports performance provider will be relocating to 1120 Main Street, Glendale Heights.

Since its founding by Clint Foley in 2011, HGA and the Glen Ellyn Park District have been outstanding partners in providing high end sports and fitness training for Glen Ellyn and beyond. Over the years, HGA expanded from a one-person operation out of the second-floor fitness center to a team of trainers centralized out of an 8,000 square foot dedicated training studio on the first floor. Clint and the HGA team have been an integral part of Ackerman SFC, supplementing and complimenting the many services and programs the Park District offers.

The Glen Ellyn Park District and Ackerman SFC wish Clint Foley and HGA much success with their move and transition, which will be completed by the end of October 2021.

The space in which HGA currently occupies will be repurposed and programmed by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Look for more details on new programs and services later this fall.

First Public-Use AEDs Installed in Three Parks

The District’s first outdoor automated external defibrillator (AED) units have been installed in three parks. Located at Ackerman (two locations), Newton, and Village Green Parks, the AEDs are mounted in a heated and weatherproof cabinet. When removed from the cabinet, a call is placed to 911 to contact emergency personnel. The units will be available in the parks from April through October. Read More »

Labor Day Holiday Hours 2021

Glen Ellyn Park District facilities are closed or have special hours on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. Read more >

Autumn 2021 Playbook Now Available Online

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s interactive Autumn 2021 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, August 28 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, September 4 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes in the Playbook for quick and easy registration. View the Playbook »

Blood Drive and Food Drive on Aug. 24

Blood Drive: Blood supplies are at a critical low. Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 24. 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 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 24 and we’ll do the rest!

Center for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health Announce Updated Mask Recommendation

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) released new guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals resume wearing face coverings indoors in areas of the country where COVID-19 transmission is “high or substantial”. DuPage County has entered into the “substantial” transmission category. Given this development, Glen Ellyn Park District is strongly recommending face coverings for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, inside our facilities. Unvaccinated individuals will continue to be required to wear face coverings. Read More »

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 »