Elmhurst Park District News

Purchase Your Pool Pass Today at a Discounted Rate

It may not feel like it, but summer is fast approaching and with it - pool season!  Purchase or renew your pool pass through May 22 for only $34 resident/$100 non-resident rate.  After May 22, full price pool pass rates ($49 resident/$100 non-resident) take effect.  Renew your pool pass online, or purchase your pass at Wagner Community Center, 615 N. West Avenue.

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.

Landscape Architect Jerry Pask Named Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade

Landscape Architect Jerry Pask, who recently retired after 13 years with the Elmhurst Park District, was named grand marshal of the 2015 Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade.  Pask, a Vietnam veteran, served on the Veterans Memorial Commission for many years, coordinating the Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park.  Pask is also the mastermind behind some of Elmhurst's most widely used spaces.  For more information, click here.