Want to help your child make a positive transition to kindergarten? Sunbeams & Rainbows is the perfect preschool program for 3-5-year-olds, celebrating almost 50 years of providing enriching recreational, social and academic experiences for youngsters, as well as informal creative playtime. With a well-rounded curriculum including creative art experiences, singing and rhythm activities, stories, finger plays and role-playing, body movement and coordination education, and science discovery, "learning through play" has never been more versatile - or fun. Classrooms are c
Elmhurst Park District News
Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes swimming at the Elmhurst Park District pools. By purchasing a season pool membership you will have access to East End Pool, Norman P. Smalley Pool, and the Spray Ground at The Hub at Berens Park. Individual pool passes are on sale starting March 1! Resident pool passes are $34 until May 23 at 9 p.m., and $49 starting May 24. Non-resident pool passes are $100.
On Wednesday, March 5, the Eldridge Park Lagoon remains CLOSED for skating. Until the ice freezes to 8 inches the lagoon will remain closed. The red flag has been posted. We will check the ice again tomorrow morning and reopen the lagoon as soon as conditions allow. For questions, contact Division Manager of Facilities Anne Scheppele.
Happy Mardi Gras! On Tuesday, March 4, Abbey Members Delores Kumnick, Carol Nelson, and Rose Reina headed over to Lexington Square to take on their spellers. The event featured words of French origin in honor of Mardi Gras, which is French for "Fat Tuesday." Kumnick, Nelson, and Reina crushed words such as "croissant" and "au gratin," defending their title. The Lexington Square team awaits a May rematch, for which both teams were told to brush up on their Spanish; the next bee will feature words of Spanish origin in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. For more inform
Spring has arrived early at the Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse. Inside it is a comfortable 80 degrees and the springlike scent of soil and plants lingers. It's hard to believe that just on the other side of the glass is the frigid winds and arctic temperatures of another polar vortex. The contractors continue to wrap up their work; completing paint touch-ups, hanging exterior lights, and installing the Conservatory windows and vestibule. The unfrozen portions of the perimeter construction fence have been removed, giving patrons a better look at the restore
What's missing at Courts Plus? You! Whether you are deciding to get in shape for the first time, trying to lose those last few pounds, working on improving your game or just want to keep fit and stay active, Courts Plus is ready to team up with you to meet that challenge. And with a brand new exercise studio and challenging new class formats, there's never been a better time to check out Courts Plus.
Come spend spring break at Courts Plus as we get fit and have fun all week long. Games, sports, and field trips will fill up our days so get ready for action! Spring Break Muscle Motion Camp is available for ages 3-6, and Spring Break Fun Camp is offered for ages 5-12. With Legoland stopping by camp on Tuesday, April 1, and a trip to Oak Brook Pool on Friday, April 4, you won't want to miss a second!
The Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check to the Park Board at its February 12, 2014 meeting. The Garden Club is generously donating $3,000 to the Park District, of which $1,000 will go to the Rec Assistance Fund, which helps financially disadvantaged Elmhurst families participate in recreation programs. The remaining $2,000 will be used to help fund the brand new Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse.
Princesses and their daddies danced the night away this past Friday night at Wilder Mansion. With a special princess show, refreshments, dancing, fun and giveaways provided by Cottage Hill Diamonds, every girl went home a princess. For more photos, please visit our Facebook gallery
Get ready to amp up your fitness routine with new classes and a brand new exercise studio at Courts Plus. Opened in January, the studio was launched in an effort to bring both members and non-members a brand new fitness experience with personalized attention and challenging new class formats.
Each class that takes place in the new space allows a maximum of 15 participants to ensure a more effective workout through personalized interaction with the instructor, which will guarantee proper form and technique.