Park Board News

Park Board Approves Acquiring New Property

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 135 Palmer Drive, adjacent to Glos Memorial Park, near downtown Elmhurst.   The District’s strategic objectives include acquiring property to increase open space in the community, and property adjacent to existing park property is identified as particularly desirable in the District’s strategic plan.   The purchase price of $1.75 Million for the Palmer Drive property was approved with Resolution NO. R-03-16 at the Monday, September 12, 2016 Park Board meeting. 

Things Brighter Than Ever at the Elmhurst Park District

At their April 27, 2016 meeting the Park Board approved an $87,978 project to install new LED lighting in the tennis courts at Courts Plus.  The project was completed on July 20, 2016. The new lights significantly improve light quality, meet the Class II lighting standards requirement for indoor tennis courts and are 62% more energy efficient.  

Flooring Matters

In the third phase of flooring replacement at Courts Plus, the Park Board approved a total project cost of $52,779 to replace flooring in the upper and lower level hallways and offices and to install vinyl VLVT flooring in the upper level tennis viewing area, racquetball, offices, hallway and conference rooms. 

Park Board Breaks Ground on Butterfield Park & The Playground for Everyone

On Saturday, June 18, the Elmhurst Park District broke ground on the Butterfield Park redevelopment project and the Playground for Everyone. Plans to redevelop Butterfield Park have been part of the District’s long-range plans, and included input from neighboring residents at multiple public meetings.

Park District Administrative Office to Receive Exterior Improvements

At their May 25, 2016 meeting, the Park Board approved a bid of $63,800 from Professional Paving and Concrete Co., Inc. of Glen Ellyn, Illinois to redesign the front entrance stairway at the Park District Administrative Office in order to increase accessibility and safety, and to repair the sidewalks and driveway entrances on First Street. This improvement project will also include paving the visitor parking spots directly across from the front entrance along the train tracks.

Elmhurst Park District Meets 2015 Budget Expectations

At the May 25, 2016 Park Board meeting, the audit for year ending December 31, 2015 was approved.  The financial statements, prepared and presented by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, report that the District continues to maintain a sound financial condition, reporting total net assets of $42.9 million. In the General Fund, both revenues and expenses experienced a 2.5% increase compared to 2014, meeting budget projections. Total revenues in the General and Recreation Funds were $10.3 million, 40% of those coming from non-tax revenues such as program fees and rentals.  

Park Board of Commissioners Elect New President and Appoint Committee Assignments

At the May 11, 2016 Annual Park Board Meeting, Vince Spaeth was elected president of the Park Board of Commissioners and Carolyn Ubriaco was elected Vice-President. Board committee assignments for the upcoming year were announced as follows:
Park/City/School Committee/Stormwater Subcommittee
Board President Vince Spaeth and Commissioner Kevin Graf
Elmhurst Art Museum Board
Board Vice President Carolyn Ubriaco