Annual Report 2018 - Page 5

BY THE NUMBERS Bringing the Community Together •  2400+ program sessions offered • 1  15 special events offered (40 of which were free to attend!) • 5  9 boat registered for the 25th year of the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta • O  ver 200 participants in the first WDSRA/ Lakers Soccer event. Well-Maintained Parks • 2  63 acres maintained each week at 29 community and neighborhood parks • Over 35 newly planted trees • 2  playgrounds replaced: Main Street Recreation Center and President’s Park • 14 trees removed due to emerald ash borer •  5 days of ice skating at Lake Ellyn, 22 on the Newton hockey rink and 14 on the Newton ice skating rink • Around 40 acres of natural areas actively managed for invasive plant species Communicating with You • 1 new timeline on District history created • 300 pages in seasonal program guides •  14,000+ Activity Guides delivered to residents each season • 75+ eNewsletters delivered to your inbox • 5th District “Looking Back” Report created Volunteers Serving our Community •  7 volunteers on the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners •  9 volunteers on the Ackerman SFC Committee, 7 volunteers on the Citizens’ Finance Committee, 7 volunteers on the Environmental Committee, and 9 volunteers on the Youth Athletics Advisory Committee. •  30 full-time employees District-wide • 595 part-time and seasonal employees In 2018, the Glen Ellyn Park District employed over 200 Glen Ellyn residents at our facilities. Employment at the Park District is often the first work experience for teenagers in the community! Staying Fit •  4,910+ fitness members at Ackerman SFC • 5  5+ group fitness classes each week •  949 running enthusiasts in the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run • Over 141,324 fitness & walking track member visits in 2018 Splish, Splash, and Putt • 4,120 pool memberships sold • 360 kids in Gators swim program • 18,000+ rounds played at Holes & Knolls On the Financial Side • T he Park District estimates to have a positive surplus in operations of more than $1.4 million that will be used to fund capital replacements and improvements in future years. Generating surplus from operations reduces the Park District’s reliance on the issuance of debt. • $  6,900+ dollars raised for scholarships through programs and special events • 1  74 families experiencing financial hardships assisted with nearly $32,000 in scholarship funds Time to Celebrate! • The Glen Ellyn Park District turned 99! • Ackerman SFC celebrated 8 years! • Lake Ellyn Boathouse turned 81 and was rented over 125 times. • The FREE Block Party Wagon was utilized by residents 51 times from April to November A Greener Glen Ellyn • 1st native tree and shrub sale introduced • ~  15.4% of the Boathouse’s energy needs provided by the PV (solar) pergola •  Over 800 wetland plants were planted in the low wet areas of Maryknoll Park •  6 Tesla/electric vehicle charging stations added at Sunset Pool and Maryknoll Park