Events & News

Park Smart: Protect Your Vehicle and Valuables During the Holiday Season

Vehicle break-ins tend to increase during the holiday season, as thieves take advantage of busy shoppers and easy targets. It’s important to take precautions to protect your belongings and your vehicle, such as removing valuables, keeping your keys with you, and locking your car when shopping or visiting our parks and facilities. An unlocked car with visible valuables is an easy target for potential theft.

Winter Playbook Now Online

Our Winter Playbook is out now! Registration for activities, events, and sports featured in this edition begins Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 9 am for residents and Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 9 am for nonresidents. Our interactive brochure allows you to easily get to the registration page for each activity by clicking on the code number. View the Winter Playbook »

Glen Ellyn Park District’s Ackerman Park Softball Fields Earn First DarkSky Approval in the State

Ackerman Park’s softball fields, part of the Glen Ellyn Park District, have achieved DarkSky approval, making them the first outdoor sports complex in Illinois to receive this certification.

The DarkSky Outdoor Sports Lighting Program is a certification process designed to help communities reduce light pollution while maintaining adequate lighting for outdoor sports activities. The award is reserved for outdoor lighting solutions that have been proven to substantially reduce light pollution relative to non-certified facilities of similar functions. Read More »

Renovations coming to Ackerman SFC and Ackerman Park

Renovations at Ackerman SFC and Ackerman Park are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 5th. These renovations are part of the 2022 voter-approved referendum, and the Glen Ellyn Park District is excited to create new and improved opportunities for the community. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Names Dave Thommes as New Executive Director

The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners is excited to announce the selection of Dave Thommes as its new Executive Director. Thommes, who has a proven track record of leadership in parks and recreation, will join the District on August 8, 2023. Read More »

Downtown Event Park Public Engagement Opportunity

There’s an exciting new Event Park coming to Downtown Glen Ellyn, and we want your input! Join the Glen Ellyn Park District and members of Site Design Group, ltd. at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, from 5-7pm, to learn more about the design process and to provide feedback. You can also learn more about the project and share your feedback online by clicking here »

Gymnastics Expansion and Facility Improvements Open House

Join us for a public open house on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, located at 800 St. Charles Road. The event will take place from 5:30–6:30pm. During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to review preliminary information about the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center gymnastics expansion and facility improvements. Park District staff will be present to answer questions, address comments, and listen to suggestions. Comment cards will be provided at the event, where you can also share your feedback.

Sports Trivia Night raises $7,000 for Park District Scholarship Fund

This year’s 9th annual Glen Ellyn Sports Trivia Night, held on February 10, 2023, raised $7,000 for the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Scholarship Fund, a fee-assistance program for low-income residents who wish to enroll in Park District programs. We would like to thank Greg and Katie Fischer, the organizers of the event, for selecting the Park District as this year’s recipient and St. Petronille Church for hosting this fun-filled night. Read More »

Community Passes Glen Ellyn Park District Referendum

The Glen Ellyn Park District referendum request for $15.9 million to repair, improve and expand facilities, upgrade four park properties throughout the district, and purchase additional land for parks has been approved, according to preliminary results as reported by DuPage County Clerk – Election Division.

We are so grateful, and would like to thank every member of the Glen Ellyn Park District community for your continued support. From the survey responses to the ballots cast in yesterday’s vote, your voices have been heard and we are honored to deliver what matters most to you here in our community.

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