Elmhurst Park District News

Purchase Your 2014 Season Pool Pass On Sale

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes swimming at the Elmhurst Park District pools. Resident pool passes are on sale for $34 until May 23 at 9 p.m., and $49 starting May 24.  Non-resident pool passes are $100. A season pool membership provides summerlong access to East End Pool, Norman P. Smalley Pool, and the Spray Ground at The Hub at Berens Park.

Elmhurst Museum Day

May 18, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate International Museum Day with free admission at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst Historical Museum, and the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.  Park at one museum and hop aboard the complimentary trolley to visit each location, and experience the cultural contributions museums make to our community.

Annual Prairie Path Clean-Up

April 26, 2014 - 9:00am

Stop by to help clean Elmhurst's portion of the Illinois Prairie Path!  Volunteers are invited to meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Vallette Street parking lot just east of York Street (adjacent to the Prairie Path) to help with some spring cleaning along the Prairie Path.  The group will clean from Spring Road east to the I-290 bridge, and expects to finish no later than noon.  Wear long pants and bring gloves!  Email biketaskforce@elmhurst.org for more information.

Simplicity with Grace: The Wilder Park Conservatory Restoration Story

After a long winter, staff is excited to finish the last leg of the Wilder Park Conservatory Project - the landscaping.  One of the basic principles of landscape architecture is for the landscape to accentuate the building like a picture frame and not draw attention away from the masterpiece.  This specific landscape principle will be applied to the surroundings of the historic Wilder Park Conservatory, resulting in Simplicity with Grace.  The landscaping is expected to hit completion by Friday, April 18.

After School Tennis Program Offers Fitness, Fun

Perfect for students of all levels looking to stay fit and have fun, the Pathway to Fun & Health After School Tennis Program offers professional tennis instruction for ages 6-11.  Aspiring tennis players will enjoy a challenging hour of exercise and learning.  Don't miss out on the fun - register here or in person at Courts Plus.  Fee is $128 for Courts Plus members, and $159 for non-members.  Choose Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays April 1-May 29 from 4-5 p.m.  For more info

Special Kids Day Presents Park District with 2014 Star Award

Since 2009, Special Kids Day volunteers have hosted a holiday party at Wilder Mansion for approximately 500 children with special needs, their siblings and families.  Children whose circumstances may include autism, CP, Down syndrome, Asperger’s, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, juvenile arthritis, asthma, and other conditions are able to visit with Santa in an obstacle-free environment designed for their unique needs. 

How You Can Help: Rec Assistance

Did you know that over 60 families per year receive financial assistance from the Elmhurst Park District so that they can participate in recreation programs?  The Rec Assistance Fund was created to make our programs available to all Park District residents regardless of financial situation, recognizing that play and recreation are essential, especially in difficult times. 

Adopt A Park Program Offers Community Members Chance to Give Back & Go Green

Want to help give back to the parks that give so much to our community?  Adopt a park!  Currently, Conrad Fischer Park, Kiwanis Park, Plunkett Park, and York Commons are still available for adoption - but act quickly!  The Elmhurst Park District's Adopt A Park program is designed to promote civic pride and offer groups and individuals a chance to work hands-on keeping their favorite park clean.  Each year, the adoption commitment begins in April and concludes in December.  Adopt A Park is open to individuals, youth groups, neighborhood associations, civic groups, re