Community members gather to socialize and run
1, 2, or 3 miles around a designated course.
Mom & Son Jammin’ Fun
Over 250 sons and moms enjoy an evening
of dancing, games, and ice cream at the Main
Street Recreation Center.
Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta
25th year of boats made almost exclusively out
of cardboard setting out upon Lake Ellyn, each
carrying intrepid sailors, seemingly defying the
laws of physics as they glide across the lake.
18th year of family-friendly fun after the Fourth of
July parade with penny carnival games, rides, food
and live music.
Moonlight Madness Mini Golf
A nighttime adventure at Holes & Knolls Mini Golf
Course where only the ball and cup are lit!
Platform Tennis Open House
Platform tennis pros provide free instruction in the
sport for kids and adults.
Glow in the Park Lantern Walk
Attendees raise funds for Lurie Children’s
while enjoying family activities followed by an
illuminated lantern parade around Lake Ellyn.
Pupcorn & a Movie
A movie date night for pups and their owners.
Pumpkin Flotilla Fest
Fall fun for the whole family including a carved
pumpkin flotilla on Lake Ellyn at dusk.
30 years of burning off calories before sitting
down to Thanksgiving dinner. Over 450 runners
participated this year, collecting 1,162lbs of food
donations for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry!
TGIF at Sunset Pool
Friday night fun at the pool ranging from the
annual Teen Splash Bash to Patriotic Popsicle
Night to a Belly Flop Contest.
The District also assists many groups
in the community with their events:
Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, Glenbard
West Boosters, District 41 PTA(s), Backyard
BBQ, WDSRA, Bridge Community, Glen Ellyn
Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn Historical
Society, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Kiwanis of
Central DuPage, Glen Ellyn Kiwanis, Glen Ellyn
Lions Club, Glenbard South Post Prom, Glen
Ellyn Fourth of July Committee, Glenbard West
Post Prom, Glenbard District 87 advanced
placement testing & college placement testing,
Jack’s Fund, Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn, Glen
Ellyn Junior Women’s Club, Glen Ellyn League
of Women Voters, People’s Resource Center,
Teen Connection, Shop with a Cop, Tour of Lake
Ellyn Bike Race, and more!
Supporting Local Businesses
The Park District reinvests back into the
community by supporting local businesses
and vendors whenever possible.
Activities at the Park District, such as
special events and tournaments, attract
crowds from within and around the
community. Increasing the number of
visitors to Glen Ellyn helps to build and
stimulate the local economy.