After months of fundraising, planning and construction, the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park will be a reality. The community is invited to the ribbon cutting and grand reopening of Butterfield Park and the opening of the Playground for Everyone at Noon on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Come play with us and discover the fun that awaits children of all abilities.
The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 447 Armitage Avenue, adjacent to Berens Park. 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 $292,500 for the Armitage Avenue property was approved by Resolution R-05-16 at the Monday, October 11, 2016 Park Board meeting.
The City of Elmhurst began its stormwater detention project in York Commons last week with the removal of trees in the proposed detention basin. During this time, the skate park is closed for use but the playground and soccer fields remain open. The Elmhurst Park District anticipates the skate park to reopen in February 2017.
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.