The Elmhurst Park District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and this is the tenth consecutive year the Park District has been recognized.
At the Monday, November 14 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners, members of the Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check to the District for $3,000 raised during the annual Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire. The money will be used for plantings at park signs throughout the District with additional funds being used for the Recreation Assistance program which allows disadvantaged Elmhurst families to participate in recreational programs.
The Courts Plus swimming pool and Elmhurst Park District lifeguard staff received top honors with a 5-star score, the highest a facility can receive, on a recent audit conducted by the Starfish Aquatics Institute during family open swim time.
The lifeguards demonstrated water rescue and first aid scenarios and scored above standards for their skills in both categories, while the facility itself was evaluated for cleanliness, signage and accuracy of paperwork.
On Saturday, November 4, members of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners gathered to officially welcome the community to the new Plunkett Park playground. Unfortunately, due to storms, the grand reopening was moved inside to Courts Plus where the Board along with Executive Director Jim Rogers cut the ribbon with view of the new playground behind them.
Don't throw away your tangled, broken or burned out holiday lights this year; recycle them! The City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Park District are partnering with SCARCE for holiday lights recycling. Beginning Monday, November 13 look for the bins with the “Holiday Lights” stickers at these locations:
Salt Creek Park, East End Park and Berens Park tennis restrooms are now closed for the season. All water fountains in the parks and on buildings are also off for the season.