The Elmhurst Garden Club presented the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners with a check for $4,500 at the Monday, November 14 Park Board meeting. The funds were raised at the Garden Club’s annual Garden Walk and Faire and are designated to be used for Park District camp program scholarships and the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park.
Butterfield Park Project
More than 250 people came to Butterfield Park on Saturday, November 5 for the grand reopening of the park and ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of The Playground for Everyone.
In January of 2015, the Elmhurst Park District received news that it had been awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to be used for improvements within Butterfield Park. However, all grant funding was frozen by the State of Illinois prior to the District receiving any of the funding. Now, with the release of these funds, the District has received $200,000 and will receive an additional $200,000 in reimbursement in the coming months.
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.
Construction is progressing for the Butterfield Park Playground for Everyone. The concrete pads were poured that go under the rubber tile safety surfacing. Most of the wall has been built, and the crew has started to form the concrete seating area. Click here to learn more about the Butterfield Park Redevelopment Project.
Residents and visitors to Butterfield Park can look forward to smooth paths for biking and walking once Butterfield Park reopens this fall. Construction continues to progress at Butterfield Park with a brand new asphalt path on the east side. Storm sewer work continues on the east side as well and is almost complete. A 6” pvc pipe is being installed on the southeast side and is intended to alleviate some of the drainage issues in the southeast corner of the park.
Work continues at Butterfield Park. Demolition is underway with most of the paths removed. All of the fencing has been removed from ballfields 2,3 and 4 as well as the asphalt around the fields. The surfacing of the tennis courts has been removed, as well as the fencing. The excavation for the drainage and sewer improvements is scheduled to begin next week, but is weather dependent. The playground is moving along quickly with most of the 5-12 structure assembled and standing.
Construction of the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park is moving right along with most of the demolition done. Workers have started laying out and forming the perimeter curb with plans to pour concrete next week. The equipment has arrived and is being stored on site. Workers have started laying out the equipment and digging holes for the footings. Equipment layout will continue next week, and the underdrain for the surfacing will be placed as well.
Construction has started at the Butterfield Park playground with the remaining equipment and footings being removed. Demolition will continue for the rest of the week. The new equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the site next week. Learn more about the Butterfield Park redevelopment and The Playground for Everyone here.