Events & News

Glen Ellyn Park District Receives $400,000 OSLAD Grant

The Glen Ellyn Park District was awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The OSLAD grant will fund a portion of the planned phase IV improvements at Ackerman Park, which includes renovation of the softball “hub”, an artificial turf athletic field, irrigation and drainage upgrades, bioswales, improved grass fields, an outdoor exercise area, and a trail system throughout the entire park. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Releases 2018 Annual Report

The Glen Ellyn Park District has published its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. Within the Annual Report are highlights of the Park District’s 2018 financial results and achievements. The report also contains information on natural area restoration projects, community events, partnerships, athletics and upcoming projects for 2019.

To view the Annual Report, please click here.

Glen Ellyn Park District residents may receive a hard copy of the Annual Report at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn.

Sign Up By February 15 For Spring House Soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and for good reason. Not only does it provide kids with an opportunity for regular exercise, it helps them meet and make new friends and learn or improve on a variety of skills. The Glen Ellyn Park District partners with the Glen Ellyn Youth Soccer Organization to provide a spring soccer program for boys and girls ages Pre-K through grade 10. Read More »

Registration Ends Soon for Cyclones Volleyball League!

Volleyball is a terrific sport that offers many benefits to those who play. After developing fundamental skills such as setting, passing, and serving, the sport can be played indoors, on grass, and even on the beach. Those who play regularly get valuable exercise, and develop improved hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, and balance. Muscles are strengthened and toned, and flexibility improves due to quick changes of pace and direction. Read More »

Register Now for Boys’ Spring Bulldogs Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the oldest and fastest growing sports in North America. According to Global Sports Matters, lacrosse has added more than half a million participants from youth to the professional level since 2001. For boys in grades 1-8 looking to get started in the sport, registration is open for the Spring Bulldogs Lacrosse program. Read More »

New Group Fitness Schedule Begins January 2

View or download a copy of the January 2, 2019 – March 22, 2019 schedule. 

Orientations Enhance Exercise Experience, Knowledge

The more you understand about your personal fitness level, your workout goals, and the equipment you use, the more effective and successful your workout regimen will be. At the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, members and non-members can receive a walk-through of the fitness center in a group setting to increase their knowledge of the equipment offered and how it should be used. Read More »

Holiday Hours: December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1

Ackerman SFC will observe special hours of operation on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1. Read More »

Spin Class Added on Saturdays

Our Saturday Spin class is so popular, we’ve added another class!  Beginning December 8th, Ackerman SFC will now be offering Spin from 6am-6:55am on Saturdays.

Shop with a Cop 2018

On Saturday, December 1, Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center hosted the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. Children start their day at Ackerman SFC having breakfast with Santa Claus and participating in games and activities before heading out to shop for holiday gifts escorted and transported by a law enforcement officer within their squad car. This is a very special event for the Officers and the children involved and the Park District is happy to be able to provide the location for the day!

Organized by members of the Glen Ellyn Police Department in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Park District and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the event is designed to help children in need throughout DuPage County by providing them with funds to buy presents and essentials for themselves and their family. Over 100 children and 110 police officers from 10 local units participated in this year’s event. Click here to view photos from the event.

Sign Up for Winter 2019 Programs at Ackerman SFC

Resident registration for programs in the Winter 2019 Activity Guide, the first in our 100 Year Anniversary series, is now open. Offerings at Ackerman SFC this season include: Read More »

Weather-Related Cancellations – Update on Classes Held at 3pm or Later

Monday, November 26: All Glen Ellyn Park District classes taking place at 3pm or later will be held as scheduled, with the exceptions of programs held at District 41 facilities which have been cancelled. All Park District facilities will remain open for regular business hours. Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will have open gym available until 6pm and open turf available until 5pm.

Don’t Toss Old Holiday Lights, Recycle Them with the Glen Ellyn Park District

As you’re going through your holiday lights this year, deciding which are still usable and which need to be replaced, don’t toss your broken or unwanted lights into the trash can. The Glen Ellyn Park District has an easy and environmentally friendly solution for disposing of holiday lights that are taking up space in your garage or attic: recycle them! Read More »

Weather-Related Cancellations for Monday, November 26th

Due to the extreme winter weather conditions, all Glen Ellyn Park District programs occurring before 3pm (including preschool) on Monday, November 26th have been canceled. In addition, all programs scheduled at District 41 facilities are canceled for the day. An update on programs occurring after 3pm on Monday, November 26th will be posted on the Park District’s website by 2pm. All Glen Ellyn Park District facilities will remain open for regular business hours. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and warm!

Plogging Offers Health Benefits, Reduces Litter

It’s hard to understand why some people make the choice to throw their trash on the ground rather than find a waste receptacle to dispose of it. Studies show that the main reason people litter is because they don’t have convenient access to a trash can, not because they don’t care about the environment. And if they’re in an area that already has a fair amount of litter, they’re more likely to add to it. Read More »

Black Friday Fitness Membership Special

Sign up at Ackerman SFC and receive ONE MONTH FREE on your new membership! Valid Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 only. Must be a new Ackerman SFC fitness membership.

Not valid on Walking Track, One-Month, or Three-Month memberships. Does not include upgrading from Individual to Couple/Family membership. Stop by the Ackerman SFC front desk to sign up.


What’s Included with My Membership?

  • Over 55 free weekly group exercise classes including yoga, spin, and more
  • Use of fitness floor, indoor track and exercise equipment
  • Free childcare for up to two hours per day
  • Use of locker rooms and showers
  • Special member events and free seminars
  • Free access to our rock climbing walls during open climb hours
  • Access to the gym and turf during open hours
  • Fitness Assessment with a Personal Trainer
  • Towels are readily available throughout Ackerman SFC for your use

Class Cancellation for Nov. 21 and Nov. 24

Please be advised the WERQ group fitness classes scheduled for Wednesday, November 21 at 5:30pm and Saturday, November 24 at 10am have been cancelled. Classes will resume the following week.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: 2018

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 23.  Read More »

Ackerman SFC’s Annual Turkey Burn 2018

Join us for group fitness class on Thanksgiving morning at Ackerman SFC’s annual Turkey Burn event. This event is open to members only. Please being a donation for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Sign up required at the front desk. Click the read more link to view the class schedule. Read More »

Ackerman SFC Parking Lot is Now Open

Thank you for your patience and understanding! Construction is never fun and almost always inconvenient and disruptive. Through it all, our patrons were flexible and patient. While frustrating at times, they managed to make the best of the situation. The Glen Ellyn Park District is very appreciative of your continued patronage and hopes you will enjoy the newly renovated parking lot and entrance drive.

As a reminder, the project addressed the complete replacement of the main parking lot serving Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center and the upper Ackerman Park soccer fields. The parking lot, in severe disrepair, was over 30 years old and had only incurred minor repairs since it’s construction. Read More »