Berens Park

Redevelopment of Berens Park began in May 2002 and was completed in the summer of 2004. The renovated Berens Park features five lighted baseball diamonds, three sand volleyball courts, six lighted tennis courts, five irrigated soccer fields (including two synthetic turf fields available for rental – call (630) 993-8944, an 8 ft. wide, 9/10ths of a mile walking/running path in the west and center sections of the park, and two new parking lots with a combined capacity of 600 cars. The center hub features a new, 10,000 sq. ft. fibar/soft-surface playground with youth and tot equipment and an area for the placement of memorial pavers, four-station batting cages for softball or baseball, an 18-hole miniature golf course, and a 6,000 sq. ft. spray ground (water play area). Also included in the center hub is the 3,500 sq. ft. Lee A. Daniels Pavilion, which houses a 1,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose room available for party rentals, meetings, and corporate events. The pavilion also houses restrooms and a concession stand, open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information see The Hub at Berens Park. Berens Park also features a popular sledding hill and a playground in the southwest corner of the park.

Amenities
  • Playground Equipment
  • Soccer Fields
  • Football Fields
  • Basketball Court
  • Lighted Ball Diamonds
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Group Picnic Area
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Sledding Hill
  • Running Path
  • Mini Golf
  • Batting Cages
  • Spray Ground
  • Recreation Building
  • Concession Stand
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Memorials
  • Outdoor Restrooms
Events & Activities
  • Adopt A Park
  • Touch A Truck
  • Summer Camps
  • MLB Pitch, Hit & Run
  • Abbey Picnic at The Hub
History

The land for Berens Park was acquired from 1963 through 1965, and developed in 1966. Originally referred to as Armitage Avenue Park, the park was renamed in 1967 in honor of Elmhurst Historical Commission founder and local author/historian Helmut Berens. Other parcels of land were purchased from 1976-1978. In May 2002, the Park District purchased MacCormac College, a 25,000 square foot facility, for a recreation, registration and gymnastics center (now known as Wagner Community Center and an additional seven acres of green space.

Current Size
65.20