Park Board News

Stormwater Information

Update as of January 17, 2017

The stormwater detention project at Golden Meadows is moving forward. 

The appraisal of $1,130,000 was approved by the Elmhurst City Council at their January 17, 2017 meeting.  The appraisal was then sent by the Park District to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and is now awaiting their approval.   Since the property was purchased with IDNR Grant funds, IDNR must approve the appraisal and sale of the property to the City of Elmhurst.  IDNR prohibits stormwater detention as a use for park land purchased with IDNR funds, thus requiring the sale of the property to the City of Elmhurst.  The Park Board is committed to helping the residents of Elmhurst by working with the City on the transfer of property. Once the sale is finalized, the Park Board of Commissioners will pursue finding replacement property for the approximately 3 acres being sold to the City. 

The Park District’s Community Garden Plots currently located on the property will be moved to Marjorie Davis Park this spring in anticipation of IDNR approval.  Construction of these new plots is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. Additional Garden Plots will also become available in 2018 at Wild Meadows Trace, ensuring that this popular program continues to grow and serve the Elmhurst community. A copy of the appraisal can be found under Reports and Communications.

On the right-hand side of this web page under Timeline is a link to recaps of every Park Board and Stormwater Subcommittee Meeting that has taken place since the City of Elmhurst and Burke Engineering presented to the Elmhurst Park Board asking for their assistance with stormwater detention on August 14, 2014.

The Frequently Asked Questions section provides insights and answers to the questions most commonly asked of the Elmhurst Park Board.

Please use the Talk to Us link  to email the Park Board of Commissioners with other questions or comments.

Governing Body

The Elmhurst Park District is a separate governing unit which levies its own tax to provide park facilities and recreation for district residents.

Innovative leadership starts with our community-elected, seven-member Board of Commissioners. Members of the Board of Commissioners are elected to six-year terms and serve without compensation.

Vince Spaeth - President
Vince Spaeth
Carolyn Ubriaco - Vice President
Carolyn Ubriaco
Vice President
Doug Ennis
Doug Ennis
Kevin Graf
Kevin Graf
Mary Kies
Mary Kies
Patricia Morissette-Moll
Patricia Morissette-Moll
Anthony Pelosi
Anthony Pelosi

Click here to email all Elmhurst Park District Board Commissioners.

Ice Skating Closing

Eldridge Park Lagoon Ice Skating - CLOSED

As of Thursday, March 2, 2017 – The lagoon is CLOSED and the red flag is in place.
Staff tests the ice in 6 locations and all 6 locations need to reach a consistent (3 day) thickness of 8 inches before we will open the lagoon for skating.
The lagoon at Eldridge Park is used for ice skating during the winter months. Open water presents unique challenges for an ice skating rink. Ice is unpredictable due to changes in air and water temperature, salinity, water flow, snow cover, etc. Staff documents daily inspections of the ice at the lagoon. Once the ice reaches a consistent (3 day) thickness of 8 inches a green flag will be posted and the lagoon will be open for skating. 

Plunkett Park

1 month 1 week ago

Plans for the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground moved forward at the Monday, March 13 Park Board meeting, with the Board approving both the Plunkett Park Playground Redevelopment Project and the Plunkett Park

3 months 4 days ago

At the Tuesday, January 17 Park Board Meeting, plans for the updating of Plunkett Park playground were approved.

Marjorie Davis Plot Project

1 week 5 days ago

The 2017 Marjorie Davis Garden Plot Project is underway. The construction and silt fencing has been installed and the tree removal has been completed.