Elmhurst Park District News

October 1, 2014 Public Meeting Regarding Stormwater

The Public Meeting held at The Abbey on October 1, 2014 drew nearly 120 Elmhurst residents. The panel included stormwater committee representatives, Vince Spaeth, Vice President, Board of Park Commissioners, Bob Howard, Park Board Commissioner, James Rogers, Executive Director of the Elmhurst Park District and Greg Wolterstorff, Park District consultant with V3 Engineering.

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.  Safe Trick or Treating is sponsored by our friends at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare.

Bring the whole family for fall activities, crafts, amusements, and lots of fall fun.

Elmhurst Park District Piano Program Offers More Than Just Lessons

Preschool Piano students tap into their creativity.

You might think you're just sending your child to learn piano, but they may also come home with a history lesson - and perhaps increased motor skills.  Piano instructors Maria Menard, Robert Dietz, and Amy Dickman take a full-fledged approach to music education that doesn't stop at the keys.  Dietz, for one, likes to provide background on the music he teaches:  "We'll talk about the composer's life, and study the history around when the piece was written, as well as how that may have affected its composition."

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!