Elmhurst Park District News

Public Meeting Concerning Proposed Stormwater Detention Sites

October 01, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Elmhurst Park District invites you to attend a Public Meeting on October 1, 2014

In an effort to make the entire community aware of the issues the Park Board is discussing concerning the City of Elmhurst request for use of parks as stormwater detention sites and to receive resident comments, a public meeting will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.. at The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Rd.  The meeting will begin with a brief overview of the issues and will be followed by a public question-and-answer session.

Breakfast with Santa

December 13, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Join us for Breakfast with Santa at Wilder Mansion.  We'll enjoy a kid-friendly continental breakfast, fun holiday crafts, and exciting entertainment.  Children can tell Santa their holiday wishes.  We will capture the moment with a photo of your child on Santa's lap.  For ages 2 and older.  Fee is $25 for residents, and $31 for non-residents.

Click here to register!

Fourth Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

November 07, 2014 - 4:00pm to November 08, 2014 - 4:00pm

Enjoy one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, jewelry, handbags, children's clothing, gourmet food and unique holiday gifts from over 50 artisans and culinary food vendors at the Fourth Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market presented by Edward Jones and held at the landmark Wilder Mansion on November 7-8, 2014.

On Friday, November 7 from 4-9 p.m., and Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., stop by Wilder Mansion and shop for unique holiday gifts.  Admission is free both days.  On Friday evening enjoy a glass of wine for sale provided by Cafe Amano. 

Safety Town Safe Trick-or-Treating

October 11, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Head over to Safety Town for some early Halloween fun and safe trick-or-treating through our kid-sized village.  Come dressed in Halloween costumes, and make sure to bring a goody bag.  We will also have face painting in the morning.  Other amusements are available near The Depot; this event is held in cooperation with the York/Vallette Business Association and the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce Family Fall Fest.

BODYSHRED Coming to Courts Plus

If you’re frustrated with your regular fitness routine, Courts Plus is offering a brand new class that is sure to shock the system.  Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ is a fun, effective 30-minute high-intensity metabolic conditioning workout that's the accumulation of her 20 years of expertise in the fitness industry.  Utilizing Jillian's 3-2-1 interval approach to whole body circuit

Elmhurst Gymnastics Center Leotard Exchange

October 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Does your gymnast have leotards/gym shorts that are too small?  Is your gymnast in need of new leotards?  Recycle your gymnast's out-grown gymnastics leotards at the Elmhurst Gymnastics Center's leotard exchange.  Sellers receive 100% of the asking price.

Place each item in a ziplock bag including an envelope with the following information:

New Radio Flyer Ad Filmed in Butterfield Park

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.

Touch A Truck and Doc McStuffins

September 06, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Berens Park east parking lot for an exciting day of getting up close and personal with trucks.  Kids of all ages (accompanied by an adult) will enjoy exploring their favorite vehicles, including fire trucks, tow trucks, bob cats, cement trucks, police cars, buses, army vehicles, an ambulance, and maybe even a visit from a helicopter.

Kite Fest

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!

Illinois Prairie Path Realignment

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.