Park & Facilities Improvements

Park Board Approves Paver Replacement at The Depot

The Depot

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.

Tree Pruning and Removal Wrapping Up Along Illinois Prairie Path

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.

Park Board Welcomes Community to New Ben Allison Sled Hill

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.

Courts Plus Looks to Improve Customer Experience with Survey Results

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”.

Indoor Sports Facility Study Draft Report Presented to Park Board and City of Elmhurst


Fall Turf Maintenance Continues Next Week with Broadleaf Weed Applications

The work to maintain beautiful greenspace in our parks does not end with the summer season. Elmhurst Park District has contracted with Spring-Green Lawn Care to complete broadleaf weed applications in the parks. The work will run from Monday, September 26 through Friday, September 30, weather dependent. Areas that have been sprayed will be marked with white flags that inform visitors to stay off of the grass until the product is dry.

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.