Facility News

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 »

Parking & Group Fitness Alert for Sunday, October 14

Ackerman Park will once again host the annual ‘This Run’s for Jack’ on the morning of Sunday, October 14th from 6:00 am to 10:30 am. With over 2,000 participants supporting the Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund, this donation race makes a difference in the fight against cancer, funding research, awareness, education and scholarship programs. During the brief time of the event, parking demands will be increased. There will be designated parking spots for our Ackerman Sports & Fitness members near the facility. In addition, all group fitness classes have been canceled for that day.

Your patience and cooperation are appreciated, and we certainly apologize for any inconvenience this worthwhile event may cause. If you are so inclined and the weather cooperates, maybe try running, biking, or walking to the facility on that date! Either way, the Ackerman staff hopes to see you that Sunday and as always, values your continued membership.

WERQ-a-Thon Works to Eliminate Breast Cancer

Join the Glen Ellyn Park District in helping to fight and eliminate breast cancer. On Saturday, October 20th, the Park District will host its annual fundraiser to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation; this year’s event will be the very first WERQ-a-Thon, led by WERQ Fitness instructors Sarella Kelly and Xenia Demo. Read More »

Keep Kids Active This Winter with Youth Basketball

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s Winter Youth Basketball League, for boys and girls in grades 1-8, is around the corner! Whether your child is a seasoned player or joining for the first time, make sure you register before the November 1st deadline. Read More »

UPDATE (10/3): Main Parking Lot Entrance Closure at Ackerman

As the Ackerman Parking Lot Improvement Project nears completion, the main entrance off St. Charles Road and Riford Road into the park will be closed to all traffic from Wednesday, October 3rd through the morning of Saturday, October 6th. The road, while possibly not finished, will be reopened on Saturday, October 6th and remain open through the weekend. It may be closed again for a few days the week of October 7th; specific dates will be announced once determined. Also, during those same dates of closure, the main parking lot serving Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC) and the drop-off lane / front parking area will not be accessible. This closure will enable asphalt work to occur within the main drive and the road going east towards the center of the park. Read More »

Member Appreciation Week: September 17 to September 21

September 17th through September 21st 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!

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Parking Alert at Ackerman Park & Ackerman SFC

The main parking lot that serves Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center and upper Ackerman Park soccer fields is currently under construction and nearing completion in mid-September. When visiting Ackerman Park, particularly Saturday mornings during fall soccer season, please allow enough time to safely park and walk to the fields and building. Parkview Church is allowing parking for Park District participants and is a convenient alternative. Additionally, entering the park from the east entrance off St. Charles Road could be less congestive. Please refer to the parking map below. Read More »

2018 Labor Day Hours (September 3)

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will observe special hours of operation on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Read More »

Field Hockey: A Coach’s View

Field hockey is a fun, fast-paced sport that dates back to the mid-1800s. While it may not receive the same attention as soccer and football, it’s becoming a very popular sport for both girls and boys. The Glen Ellyn Park District is offering a fall Field Hockey program for girls in grades 1-8, and for boys in grades 1-6. Read More »

Autumn Open Climb Hours Begin Aug. 13

Autumn hours will take effect for the Ackerman Alps indoor rock climbing wall the week of August 13. The new hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ackerman Park Entrance Drive Update

Please be advised the construction company is scheduled to pour concrete for the sidewalk along the Ackerman SFC/Parkview Church entrance drive on Tuesday, August 7 (weather dependent). Vehicles will be able to pass by during the process and the entrance drive will remain open. Please use caution when passing.

Co-Ed Adult Sports Leagues to Try This Fall

When it comes to organized sports, it’s not all about the kids! The Glen Ellyn Park District is now offering a variety of adult sports leagues starting in the fall, so that men and women aged 18 and up can enjoy the same sports opportunities as the youngsters. Regular exercise is important for all age groups, and the Co-ed Kickball, Volleyball, and new Dodgeball leagues fit the bill! Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Autumn Registration Starts July 29 for Residents

The Glen Ellyn Park District begins registering for autumn programs on Sunday, July 29 at 10pm. The Autumn Activity Guide was delivered to all residents and is also available online at gepark.org/activity-guide. The guide details hundreds of classes, events, fitness memberships, and platform tennis available throughout the fall. This autumn there are many new programs and events available including: Read More »

New Group Fitness Schedule Begins July 8

Click here to view the schedule.

2018 Freedom Four™ Race Results

Results from the 2018 Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run are posted here.

2018 Fourth of July Hours

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will observe special hours of operation on Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day). Read More »