Facility News

2018 Memorial Day Hours

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will observe special hours of operation on Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day). Read More »

Board Approves Ackerman SFC Parking Lot Improvements

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center is getting a new parking lot! Planned improvements include resurfacing and repair of the lot, lighting improvements, and bioswales to reduce runoff volumes and improve stormwater quality. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-July, with completion of the lot anticipated in mid-September. A more specific timeline will be provided closer to the beginning of the project. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Challenged By Oswegoland to “Monday Miles”!

Three years ago, Kristie Vest, Special Events Supervisor for the Oswegoland Park District, created the Monday Miles program to bring residents together for community involvement and healthy exercise.  For 2018, she had the interesting idea to challenge residents of the Glen Ellyn Park District to see which community could log the most miles each week during the summer. Read More »

Volunteer at the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run & Get One Month Free!

We’re looking for 25 volunteers (ages 18+) to assist at the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run on Wednesday, July 4th. Volunteers will receive a free 1-month membership to Ackerman SFC (current members will receive their portion of their membership dues compensated for one month). Interested in volunteering? Please email Ryan Miller at rmiller@gepark.org.

2018 Member Appreciation Week: April 23 to April 27

April 23rd through April 27th is all about us getting to celebrate you, our members, for all that you do to make Ackerman SFC such a great place to be. We’re so thankful that you choose to be a part of this community! Read More »

Personal Trainer Highlight: Stacey Lim

An energetic and caring mother of two, Stacey Lim knows the true meaning of “personal training.”  Stacey was a dog groomer for 15 years before making a commitment to fitness and an eventual career change to personal training. Read More »

Spring/Summer 2018 Activity Guide & Registration Dates

The Spring/Summer 2018 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes on Saturday, March 3rd. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, March 18th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our new Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your summer schedules right away!  Read More »

Presidents’ Day Climbing Wall Hours

Looking for something fun to do with the kids on the school day off? The Ackerman Alps indoor rock climbing wall will be open from 1pm-4pm on Monday, February 19!

New Fitness Center Hours

Due to high demand, we will be expanding our fitness center hours! We will be opening at 4:30am Monday-Friday and at 6:00am on Saturday beginning on Monday, February 19. Thank you for your continued support of Ackerman SFC.

House Soccer League Season Starts Soon!

It’s estimated that approximately one out of every three homes in the U.S. has someone who plays soccer. Soccer, also referred to as “futbol” in some European and South American countries, is an exciting and challenging sport that is loved by boys and girls alike. Read More »

Nature Does the Mind and Body Good

You know how there is something special about the ocean, a forest, the open prairie, mountains, or rocky desert that captivates us? These places can make you feel small and insignificant in the immense realm of life – but also create a calm energy that can motivate and make you feel alive. That is nature: simple and complex, raging and peaceful, otherworldly yet part of us. Read More »

Parking at Ackerman SFC & Park

Beginning Saturday, January 20th through the end of March, Saturdays and Sundays at Ackerman SFC will be extremely busy throughout much of the day. Youth basketball and indoor soccer leagues will be held, generating significant attendance and activity in addition to the other ongoing programs and usage within the facility. Parking will be in high demand so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow opportunity to safely and cautiously locate a parking spot. Please only park within marked spaces as police will monitor the area on occasion. Read More »

Register by Jan. 31 for Bulldogs Lacrosse

For those unfamiliar with one of the fastest growing team sports in the country, Lacrosse is a clever combination of soccer, hockey, and basketball. It’s played with a stick (the crosse), which is used to catch, scoop, and throw a small rubber ball into the goal (net) of the opposing team. Players don’t have to be big; the game rewards agility, coordination, and speed. Lacrosse is fast-paced, with precision passing and lots of running. Read More »

Reminder to Lock Your Vehicle

Please remember to remove your valuables, take your keys, and lock your car when visiting Ackerman SFC. A vehicle with unlocked doors or valuables in view is an easy target for theft. Thank you!

Personal Trainer Highlight: Eric Su

Like many personal trainers, Eric Su played a lot of sports as a young man. He had well-rounded interests, including football, basketball, and tennis. But after breaking an ankle, which required surgery to repair, he spent time in physical therapy to further his recovery. “Physical therapy opened my eyes to how I could help people,” said Su, a Personal Trainer for the Glen Ellyn Park District. “I decided to learn more about how I could make it a career.” Read More »

Personal Trainer Highlight: Patti Lawler

As a hairdresser, Patti Lawler enjoyed helping her clients discover a new hairstyle, color, or cut that increased their self-confidence and made them happy. Now, as a personal trainer with the Glen Ellen Park District, Patti continues to help people by training them to improve their physical condition, their eating habits, and their motivation levels in their quest to develop and maintain a healthy body and a positive self-image. Read More »

Apply Today for Summer Jobs

The Park District is accepting applications for summer jobs from now – February 28, 2018. Available positions include lifeguard, swim instructor, and camp counselor. The District is also seeking support staff for Sunset Pool, Holes & Knolls Mini Golf, and the Splash Park. Applications are only accepted online.

Park District Joins Holiday Lights Recycling Effort

Are you storing holiday lights that no longer work, or are faded beyond color recognition? It’s tough to decide what to do with them – nobody wants old lights and cords to take up space in a landfill. The Glen Ellyn Park District has a terrific solution for those unwanted holiday lights that are languishing in your basement, garage, or attic: recycle them! Read More »