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Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of summer!

With the upcoming holiday weekend, be sure to check your calendar to verify if your program is running! You can check with your instructor or check your RecTrac calendar.

East End Pool is opening for the season on Saturday. Check out our full pool schedule!

Some dance programs are running, but most recreation programs will have ended and won’t be held Monday.

Park Board member retires after 24 years of service

Park Board honors Patricia Morrisette-Moll for her 24 years of service

Serving as a volunteer board member for a local unit of government can seem intimidating to some, but for Patricia Morrisette-Moll, it became a passion. After attending more than 500 board meetings, countless events, and being part of numerous large-scale projects, Morrisette-Moll was recognized at the April 22, 2019 Park Board meeting for her 24 years of service to the board. 

Park Board lends support to City’s proposed bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Route 83

The Park Board emphasized the importance of safety and the ability to improve access to the Salt Creek Greenway Trail at the May 13 Park Board meeting, where they approved providing a letter of support to the City of Elmhurst in its plan to construct a pedestrian/bike bridge crossing over Route 83. The proposed bridge will extend over Route 83 from the North Graue Woods neighborhood to Cricket Creek Forest Preserve in order to link north Elmhurst to the Salt Creek Greenway Trail.

Salt Creek Greenway Trail expected to be complete by early July

Progress on the Salt Creek Greenway Trail connector continues. This week, permanent sheet piling is being installed. The project should be substantially complete by mid-June, with a final completion closer to July 1.

The Elmhurst Park District’s 2019 capital budget included funds for completing the engineering, design, and construction of a 740 ft. long by 6 ft. wide asphalt trail connection in proximity to Brush Hill Road south of Butterfield Road. The current alignment at this location had trail users on the shoulder of the road and traveling against the flow of traffic.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art recognized for contributions to Park District's Mission

Lizzadro Foundation and Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioner

A resolution honoring Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art was unanimously passed at the Monday, May 14, 2019 Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners meeting.

The museum, currently located in Wilder Park, is moving to a new location in the fall of 2019, but the museum’s contribution to Elmhurst and the Park District will continue to be remembered for years to come.