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October and November – 100 Years in the Making: Glen Ellyn Park District Celebrates a Century

In 1919, the people voted for a park district to be established in Glen Ellyn and for the last 100 years, the Glen Ellyn Park District has offered a place of relaxation and recreation to the residents of our community and served as stewards of open space. In its beginnings, it strived to maintain the beauty of Lake Ellyn and its surrounding property. In the 1970s, it began to introduce recreation and athletic programs. Today, it spans approximately 10 square miles, serves 36,000 residents, manages numerous park properties and facilities, and offers hundreds of programs each year for all ages and ability levels.

Represented in this collection are a selection of photos and articles from the Glen Ellyn Park District’s archives. For more historic photos and to learn more about the history of the Park District, please visit

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