Facility News

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 »

Main Ackerman SFC Parking Lot Closed Beginning July 9

As part of the Ackerman SFC Parking Lot Improvement Project, beginning Monday, July 9 through mid-September, the main lot at Ackerman SFC will be closed. Parking will be available to the east of the facility near the playground. The parking spaces directly in front of the facility, just to the east of the front doors, will be available with the majority dedicated to handicap parking. Click here for more information and to view a parking map.

C.O.D. Lap Swimming Option

Glen Ellyn Park District and College of DuPage have partnered to offer Ackerman SFC members an exclusive opportunity. Beginning July 2, 2018, active Ackerman SFC fitness members may purchase a lap swimming monthly membership to swim at College of DuPage’s indoor pool for just $15 per member per month. Learn more.

Freedom Four™ 4- Mile Run Returns on July 4th! Registration Underway.

It’s never too early to make your July 4th celebration plans! In Glen Ellyn, Park District staff members are excited to offer an entire day of fun for families. Read More »

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.

Sunset Pool Hosts Family-Friendly Summer Events!

There’s nothing like spending time at your neighborhood pool on a hot summer day. Swimming and kicking back with family and friends is one of the best parts of summer vacation. In addition to offering refreshing swimming opportunities at Sunset Pool this summer, the Glen Ellyn Park District is kicking it up a notch with a wide variety of fun-filled events for the whole family to enjoy. Read More »

Learn to Swim Classes Emphasize Water Safety

One of the best things parents can do for their children is to give them the opportunity to learn how to swim. It’s imperative for everyone to understand water safety, and to be able to make a proper, informed decision when the situation calls for it. Read More »