Facility News

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 »

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