Events & News

Spring Sports Registration Deadlines

Spring sports registration is underway! Below is a list of upcoming league offerings and important registration deadlines. Click the program name for more information and to register.

Fitness Open House & Free Week

Check out how Ackerman SFC can help you stay active and achieve your fitness goals in 2022. Drop into a variety of fitness and youth classes, tour the facility, and learn about our personal training options on Sunday, January 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be giveaways for attendees. Plus, anyone that signs up for a membership during the Open House will receive one month free!  View the Open House class schedule »

Can’t make it to the Open House? Experience the many benefits of being an Ackerman SFC member during Free Fitness Week from January 3 through January 9, when we’re waiving the drop-in fee for the fitness center and group fitness classes to get your new year off to a healthy start. To take advantage of this special opportunity, just register at the Ackerman SFC front desk during Free Fitness Week. 

Please note, Cycle, BODYPUMP™, and Spring Avenue Fitness Center/classes are not included as part of Free Fitness Week.

Blood Drive on December 22

Save lives by donating at Ackerman SFC from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 22. Due to an anticipated escalated holiday need, all December blood donors will receive a $10 e-gift card from Versiti as their way of saying thank you! Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups are welcome! If you donated whole blood before October 28, 2021, you are due to give again. Make an appointment »

Please note, this is a blood drive only. Donations will not be collected for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry at the December 22 drive.

Winter 2022 Playbook Now Available Online

Our interactive Winter 2022 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, December 4 at 9 a.m. for residents and Saturday, December 11 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Take advantage of clickable program codes in the Playbook for quick and easy registration. View the Playbook »

Flu Shot and COVID-19 Booster Clinic

State Representative Terra Costa will be hosting a walk-up flu shot and COVID-19 booster (Pfizer, Moderna, and a limited amount of J&J) clinic with the Glen Ellyn Park District, Glen Ellyn Library, DuPage Health Coalition, and Jewel-Osco at Ackerman Sport & Fitness Center (800 St. Charles Road in Glen Ellyn) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. Appointments are not necessary. Learn more »

Turkey Burn & Food Drive

Earn yourself an extra slice of pie on Thanksgiving! Join us at the Turkey Burn and Food Drive at Ackerman SFC from 7 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 25. Bring a non-perishable food or toiletry item for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to take part in our Turkey Burn group fitness classes. Read More »

Winter Break Holiday Hours

Listed below is an overview of Glen Ellyn Park District facility holiday schedule changes from Monday, December 20 to Sunday, January 2. Read More »

Holiday Light Recycling

Think green! Before tossing those broken light strands in the trash and adding to the landfill, consider recycling them instead! Glen Ellyn Park District is once again partnering with Elgin Recycling to provide a solution for used/broken lights and extension cords from now through January 31, 2022. Read More »

Blood Drive and Food Drive on Nov. 23

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. Tuesday, November 23. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ups welcome! If you donated whole blood before September 29, you are due to give again. 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. November 23 and we’ll do the rest!

Toys for Tots Toy Drive with Character!

Donate a toy for Toys for Tots to meet and take pictures with your favorite superheroes and princesses!

The Toys for Tots Toy Drive with Character will return to Ackerman SFC from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5. Donated toys must be new and unwrapped. Characters are subject to change but our event partner, The Alliance of Legends, expects Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Ursula, Belle, Loki, Elsa, Anna, Prince Hans, Snow White, and Rapunzel to visit. In 2020, more than 500 toys were collected for area children. We hope you will help us exceed that number in 2021!

Masks are required to be worn at all times at this event. No registration required.

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 »

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2021

Glen Ellyn Park District facilities are closed or have special hours on Thursday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. Spring Avenue and Main Street Recreation Centers will also be closed on Friday, November 26. 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!