Events & News

Get Ready to Register for Autumn Youth Classes at Ackerman SFC

From Parent and Tot Sports to the new Fall Youth Basketball League, there are tons of activities for kids, teens, and tweens to choose from at Ackerman SFC this fall. View this season’s offerings.

Sign your child up by July 20 for the 2K19 for Kids Fun Run

Kids will run a 1.25 mile race with fun, exciting, and age-appropriate challenges at each half mile on Saturday, August 3rd. The $20 resident fee ($25 for non-residents) includes a timing bib, t-shirt, 100-Year Anniversary drawstring backpack, and post-race snacks. The 2K19 for Kids Fun Run is open to ages 4-10. Space is limited. Sign up here by July 20th.

Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run Race Results

View the results from the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run by clicking here. Thank you to everyone that joined us for the race!

Independence Day Holiday Hours: July 4th, 2019

Ackerman SFC will be open from 7am-1pm on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Due to the holiday, there will be no group fitness classes and child care will not be available. For open gym/turf hours, please call (630) 317-0130. 

We hope to see everyone at the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run at Lake Ellyn Park. The run will kick off at 7:30am “sharp” on July 4. Registration will be accepted online for the race right up until start time, or register on-site at the event from 6am-7:30am. For additional Glen Ellyn Park District holiday hours, please visit www.gepark.org

July is Patriotic Month at Ackerman SFC

Wear red, white, and blue for a chance to win prizes in July including mini golf passes, Starbucks gift cards, Target gift cards, and Amazon gift cards. Click here to see which color(s) you need to wear on which days to be entered.

June Group Fitness Challenge

THE CHALLENGE: Take at least one class in 4 out of the following 5 categories: cardio, strength, flexibility, core, and dance. Once you complete the class, mark off the category on the Challenge Board outside the group fitness studio. PRIZES: Four winners who complete the challenge in June will be randomly selected to win a $20 Target gift card.

View the current group fitness schedule

$5 Rock Climbing Summer Special and Summer Rock Wall Hours

Climb the Ackerman Alps indoor climbing wall for just $5 per visit (per person) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Beginning the week of May 27, 2019, the rock wall will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-8pm, on Wednesdays from 1pm-4pm, and on Saturdays from 12pm-3pm.

Riford Road Entrance Closure on Saturday, May 4

Due to a Community Special Event at Parkview Church, the Riford Rd. entrance will be closed on Saturday, May 4 from 7:20 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. In addition, the intersection of Riford Rd. and St. Charles Rd. will be closed to traffic from approximately 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Ackerman SFC will remain open and all classes and programs will continue as scheduled. In order to enter and exit the park during that restricted time, please use the entrance at the east side of the park off St. Charles Road, just west of Swift Avenue. Please plan accordingly allowing a few extra minutes to access the facility. As always, your patience, flexibility and continued patronage is well appreciated and valued.

90 Days for $90 Student Fitness Special

Hey, students! Stay fit this summer at Ackerman SFC by purchasing a 90-day membership for just $90. You’ll get access to everything the facility has to offer including the fitness center, group fitness classes, climbing wall, walking track, and open gym/turf hours. This special is only available from May 1, 2019, to June 15, 2019. Student must be over the age of 14 and show a valid school ID at time of purchase.

New Group Fitness Schedule Begins May 6

Click here to view or download a copy of the schedule.

Memorial Day Holiday Hours: May 27, 2019

Ackerman SFC will observe special hours of operation on Monday, May 27, 2019.  Read More »

Take advantage of discounted drop-in fees in May!

Drop-in during the month of May for just $5 for residents or $7 for non-residents. Payment of the drop-in fee gives guests access to the fitness center, walking track, open gym/turf, and group fitness classes (if space is available, members have priority). Child care and the climbing wall are available for additional fees. Keep your receipt! If you join within 30 days of your drop-in, we will apply the money you spend towards your new membership.

Easter Holiday Hours: April 21, 2019

Ackerman SFC will be open from 7am-1pm on Sunday, April 21st. Due to the holiday, there will be no group fitness classes and child care will not be available. Please call (630) 317-0130 for open gym and turf hours.

New Group Fitness Schedule Begins Apr. 1

Click here to view or download the April 1 to May 26 group fitness schedule.

Successful soccer organizations to hold open tryouts in May

As the popularity of soccer continues to grow throughout the United States and across the world, so are the opportunities for participants to develop all the qualities that lead to success in the sport. From kids under eight, all the way up to high school, there is a chance for your child to shine with Glen Ellyn Lakers FC and Midwest FC travel soccer teams. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District selected as 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal

The Glen Ellyn Park District has been selected by organizers as the grand marshal for this year’s 4th of July Parade in honor of our 100-year anniversary. The parade steps off on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 12 p.m. in downtown Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Group Fitness Studio Closure: March 25-31

Due to facility improvements, the group fitness studio will be closed beginning Monday, March 25 at 12pm and will re-open on Monday, April 1. The studio floors are being resurfaced, which may produce an odor. We will do our best to ventilate the facility.

All other areas of the facility will remain open and we encourage you to use the other fitness amenities available during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Please click here for details on our group fitness class offerings from Saturday, March 23 to Monday, March 25. A new group fitness schedule will begin on Monday, April 1, which you can download here.

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 »