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Fall Turf Maintenance Continues Next Week with Broadleaf Weed Applications

The work to maintain beautiful greenspace in our parks does not end with the summer season. Elmhurst Park District has contracted with Spring-Green Lawn Care to complete broadleaf weed applications in the parks. The work will run from Monday, September 26 through Friday, September 30, weather dependent. Areas that have been sprayed will be marked with white flags that inform visitors to stay off of the grass until the product is dry.

20/20 Vision – Focus on the Future

The Board of Park Commissioners has approved engaging The Lakota Group to conduct a community needs assessment to be completed in fall of 2016 and the development of a comprehensive and strategic plan with completion by late May 2017.  Using a qualifications based selection process, the Board interviewed two professional service firms with experience conducting surveys and facilitating Comprehensive and Strategic Plan processes.

Park Board Approves Acquiring New Property

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 135 Palmer Drive, adjacent to Glos Memorial Park, near downtown Elmhurst.   The District’s strategic objectives include acquiring property to increase open space in the community, and property adjacent to existing park property is identified as particularly desirable in the District’s strategic plan.   The purchase price of $1.75 Million for the Palmer Drive property was approved with Resolution NO. R-03-16 at the Monday, September 12, 2016 Park Board meeting. 

Butterfield Park Construction Progress

Construction at Butterfield Park continues at a good pace. Base material and underdrain pipe has been placed for the permeable paver walk. Electrical work has begun on the tennis court lights. The Playground for Everyone is coming along with the concrete stairs poured, as well as part of the concrete seating area. Shade structures in the seating area were assembled and installed. The crew is working on spreading the rest of the stone in preparation for the installation of the rubber safety surfacing.

Elmhurst Park District Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the tenth year in a row, the Elmhurst Park District has earned the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.  In order to receive the award, the Park District had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation that assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device.