Elmhurst Park District News

Elmhurst Park District Makes Plans for The Playground for Everyone

Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design. A place where children of all abilities can play, socialize, and dream together; fostering acceptance, friendship, and understanding through play. For many children with disabilities this may represent the only place in their lives where they can swing, slide, climb, spin and play side-by-side with their friends and peers without having to abandon their usual means of mobility.

Shop Whole Foods Elmhurst & Support Playground for Everyone

Here's an added incentive to recycle: When you bring reusable bags to Whole Foods Elmhurst, you'll support the Playground for Everyone. Whole Foods' One Dime at a Time program provides customers the option to receive a 10 cent per bag refund as cash back off their receipt, or donate it to that month's featured charity organization.

Looking for Lifeguards

Searching for the perfect summer job?  The Elmhurst Park District is currently accepting applications and conducting interviews for summer 2015 lifeguard positions.  With competitive pay and flexible scheduling, plus the opportunity to spend the summer outside, lifeguarding is an ideal summer job. No prior experience is necessary.   Click here to apply.

Don’t Miss Out on Courts Plus Day Camps, Fitness & Tennis Camps

Courts Plus offers fitness, fun, and a classic summer camp experience all in one spot!  Three of our camps will be helmed by new directors this year:

Athletic Instructor Eric Sloyan, BA Rec from Eastern University, brings six years’ camp experience from the Chicago Park District and Oak Lawn Park District.  Sloyan will inject Fun Camp with some cutting edge parks and rec techniques, incorporating Courts Plus’ variety of activities including the climbing wall, Fit 4 Life gym, tennis, and nutrition and fitness to provide a unique camp experience.

Lizzadro Museum - History of Wilder Park Location

In May of 1961 the Elmhurst Park District entered into an agreement with the Joseph Lizzadro Family Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, to provide land for the construction and operation of the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (Museum).  The Elmhurst Park Board felt that the addition of the museum in Wilder Park would be advantageous to the Park District and the citizens of Elmhurst.