The York High School Pool will be closed next week for unexpected repairs, therefore Family Open Swim on February 14 is cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience. The next Family Open Swim is scheduled for February 28. Check our Aquatics page for the full schedule.
UPDATE: As of Friday, February 5 the lagoon is closed for ice skating.
The lagoon at Eldridge Park is used for ice skating during the winter months. Open water presents unique challenges for an ice skating rink. Ice is unpredictable due to changes in air and water temperature, salinity, water flow, snow cover, etc. Staff documents daily inspections of the ice at the lagoon. Once the ice reaches a consistent (3 day) thickness of 8 inches a green flag will be posted and the lagoon will be open for skating.
Beginning in 2016, the Elmhurst Park District will implement new emergency closing notifications. The District recently added an Emergency Closings page to the website, which will report on any weather-related and emergency closings of facilities or parks within the District, as well as the programs or events affected by the closings. All weather and emergency-related closings will be posted to this page. If no notification is posted, all facilities, programs and classes are running as scheduled.
Are you interested in community beautification, need to acquire volunteer hours or just want to get your hands in the dirt? Why not get a group together and adopt a park? Families, community groups and local businesses all take part in our Adopt-A-Park program and so should you! Your commitment is about one day per month from April-November to come to your park and help pick up trash and debris. Your group can also note any repairs and gardening that parks staff can attend to.
It may not feel like it, but summer is fast approaching, which means if you're looking for a flexible, fun summer job, now is the time to start looking. Start your search with the Elmhurst Park District, which is now hiring for summer 2016 positions, including lifeguards. No certification is required to apply for lifeguarding, training is provided. Get hired, get trained and get working! Click here to apply online.