Despite the cold temperatures the Eldridge Park Lagoon is not open for skating. The ice is inspected daily, and needs to reach a consistent (three-day) thickness of 8 inches before the green flag will be posted, signaling it is safe to skate. Because ice is unpredictable due to changes in air and water temperature, water flow, snow cover, etc., the district tests the ice in six separate locations to assess skating conditions. For questions, contact Division Manager of Facilities Anne Scheppele.
Winter Program Registration for Elmhurst residents begins at 8:00 a.m. December 7, 2013.
The 2014 Proposed Budget is available for review at the Park District’s Administration Building (375 W. First St.) and at the Elmhurst Public Library (125 S. Prospect Ave.) At the November 6, 2013 Board meeting, the Board held a public hearing and discussed the 2014 Proposed Budget. Additionally, staff presented an overview of the 2014 Proposed Budget.
As the project winds down the scope of the work on the Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project has shifted from large-scale items to detail work. Electricians are programming the building’s automation systems for heating and ventilation. Carpenters are framing the Conservatory’s vestibule and will hang the perimeter windows in the coming weeks. The hardware for the new ADA-accessible exterior doors has been installed and includes automatic openers. The old fence surrounding the Propagating House has been removed and new posts were set with n