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2014 Winter Brochure

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Purchase Your Tree for Wilder Park Tree Lighting

Gather your Scout troop, service organization, or neighbors and be part of the holiday Tree Lighting in Wilder Park.  For a fee of $48R/$60NR, your group can sponsor and decorate a holiday tree and share in the spirit of the season with the lighting of all community trees on Thursday, December 4 at 6 p.m.  Head over to Wagner Community Center, 615 N. West Avenue, to pick out your tree location by November 30.

Job Shadowing Program

Marshall Harpestad

In a diversified workplace such as the Elmhurst Park District, which hosts positions as varied as landscape architect and lifeguard, job shadowing is extremely beneficial.  The ability to step into another's shoes and see part of a process previously unknown is invaluable, and perhaps even provides an opportunity for the "shadower" to make suggestions for improvement.

Park Board votes in the affirmative to assist City of Elmhurst with stormwater detention in York Commons and Golden Meadows Park

October 22, 2014 Park Board Meeting

The Park Board unanimously approved three motions related to stormwater detention in York Commons and Golden Meadows Park. 

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As always, complete meeting minutes will be available on our website once they are approved at the November 8, 2014 Park Board Meeting.

Breakfast with Santa

December 13, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Join us for Breakfast with Santa at Wilder Mansion.  We'll enjoy a kid-friendly continental breakfast, fun holiday crafts, and exciting entertainment.  Children can tell Santa their holiday wishes.  We will capture the moment with a photo of your child on Santa's lap.  For ages 2 and older.  Fee is $25 for residents, and $31 for non-residents.

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Fourth Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

November 07, 2014 - 4:00pm to November 08, 2014 - 4:00pm

Enjoy one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, jewelry, handbags, children's clothing, gourmet food and unique holiday gifts from over 50 artisans and culinary food vendors at the Fourth Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market presented by Edward Jones and held at the landmark Wilder Mansion on November 7-8, 2014.

On Friday, November 7 from 4-9 p.m., and Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., stop by Wilder Mansion and shop for unique holiday gifts.  Admission is free both days.  On Friday evening enjoy a glass of wine for sale provided by Cafe Amano. 

Fall Clean-Up Time

Preparing your yard for winter?  So is the park district - all 27 parks!  The 2014 Autumn Tree Planting was completed last week, and included the planting of 15 new and replacement trees throughout the parks, including at Plunkett Park, Eldridge Park, Glos Park, Crestview Park, Spring Road Gazebo, Butterfield Park, and Wilder Park.  Parks staff also completed repairs to the Illinois Prairie Path west of Poplar.