Park & Facilities Improvements
Asphalt pavement is being placed today at the Berens North tennis courts and both the binder and surface courses should be finished by the end of the week! Concrete work will follow over the next few weeks. As of right now, the project is on schedule for a July 28th completion.
The resurfacing of the Berens Park North Tennis Courts has begun and the courts will be closed until July 28. The south courts will remain open, with the north gates being locked. Access to the courts will be through the south and west gates.
With the goal of increasing accessibility to The Depot, a historic building situated in Wild Meadows Trace, the Park Board approved the replacement of The Depot’s pavers at the Monday, February 27, 2017 meeting, at a cost of $22,320. The new pavers will provide a continuous, smooth surface and improve ADA accessibility. The existing bricks have ¾” gaps or wider, are uneven and are beginning to chip.
Visitors to the Illinois Prairie Path will have noticed some changes to the tree landscape recently. ComEd’s tree contractor is doing line clearance work along the Illinois Prairie Path from Spring Road to I-290. The majority of the trimming has been completed at this time, with tree removals expected to be completed sometime next week. Most of the trees that will be removed are undesirable due to the extreme pruning for line clearance in the past. For more information, contact us at (630) 993-8915.
The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners cut the ribbon and officially welcomed the public to the newly redesigned Ben Allison sled hill on Saturday, January 28.
Park Board President Vince Spaeth and Executive Director Jim Rogers explained that plans for the renovation of the sled hill were approved by the Park Board in February 2016 in an effort to provide ADA accessibility and a safer sled path that is not angled toward the street.
More than 250 people came to Butterfield Park on Saturday, November 5 for the grand reopening of the park and ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of The Playground for Everyone.
At the Monday, September 26, 2016 Park Board Meeting, the Board was presented with results of a survey administered by email to Courts Plus members this fall regarding how they utilize the facility and their satisfaction with their membership, amenities, staff, and the overall facility. A majority of Courts Plus members’ satisfaction level was reported as “good” to “excellent”.
The City of Elmhurst began its stormwater detention project in York Commons last week with the removal of trees in the proposed detention basin. During this time, the skate park is closed for use but the playground and soccer fields remain open. The Elmhurst Park District anticipates the skate park to reopen in February 2017.