If you happen to be browsing the Radio Flyer website or YouTube page, or notice a product demo video in Toys R Us or Walmart with a familiar background, you're not experiencing deja vu: Elmhurst's very own Butterfield Park serves as the backdrop for the new Radio Flyer commercial. A film crew spent the majority of Wednesday, August 13 in the park filming the spot.
Elmhurst Park District News
Enjoy a break from back-to-school madness with two fun weekend events:
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On Sunday, August 10, over 1,000 people descended on Berens Park for the First Annual Kite Fest. With assistance from Chicago Kite's professional stunt flyers, kids were able to create and fly their own kites, and enjoy a breezy afternoon in the park. Families brought picnics and enjoyed watching the colorful shapes graze the skies. Make sure to watch for information on next year's event!
The DuPage County Department of Transportation's construction project to realign the Illinois Prairie Path for convenient and safe access to users will begin on July 21. The path will be realigned and paved at the railroad crossing to provide a safer crossing. Improvements include detectable warnings, new path accesses at both Pioneer Park and the intersection of Prospect & Seminole Avenues, and a new alignment at Seminole Avenue.
Tired of watching your kids stare mindlessly at their computer screens? Have a bad case of cabin fever? Then take action and head to your local park for some outdoor, lag-free fun! Elmhurst's parks are well-maintained and fun for people of all ages. Here are just a few ways to enjoy your time at the park:
1.) Have a Picnic: What's better than sitting back, relaxing, eating great food and spending time with family and friends? Not a whole lot. All you need is a blanket, basket, food, friends, and sunshine and you're ready to go!
Visitors and neighbors of west Eldridge Park may notice some extra activity in the next month - the Park District is replacing the 1970 drain line that discharges the lagoon overflow into Salt Creek. The drain is partially collapsed, causing difficulty in draining the lagoon, with the potential for flooding issues.
With games including spin a prize, plink, a dunk tank, and more, Funseekers campers enjoyed a day at the carnival - complete with tickets, popcorn, and fun-loving staff members dressed as fortunetellers, clowns, and elephants.
The Elmhurst Park District is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Rushmeyer to the recreation department. Rushmeyer will take over as Program Manager for Early Childhood & Youth, with a focus on developing and overseeing programs and recreational experiences for this age group.
Seventeen-year-old Fenwick High School senior Harry Bell didn't anticipate how critical freshman year health class would prove, but the importance of his training hit home in January 2014, when his father suffered a heart attack. Certified in CPR thanks to the class, Bell instinctively took action, completing over five minutes of chest compressions until his mother relieved him due to fatigue. Together they saved his father's life, keeping the oxygen pumping to his brain until an ambulance arrived.
In 2016, the Elmhurst Park District will be making improvements to Butterfield Park, including refurbishing the three tennis courts and lighting systems, correcting drainage issues in the park, and replacing the walking path. The playground is also scheduled to be replaced in 2016.