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New hours and water amenities part of upcoming changes at Park District pools

Last fall, the Park District conducted a survey of pool pass and pool punch card holders to gain feedback on pool amenities and insight into how the Park District could improve the pool goers’ experience.

Based on survey responses, as well as comments from pool visitors throughout the season, staff is excited to announce several changes to the upcoming summer.

Kids keep active this winter at Courts Plus kids programs

Registration is now open for winter kids programming at Courts Plus. The facility offers many opportunities for kids of all ages to keep moving this winter. Programming focuses on fitness, creativity and promoting playtime! Fitness 4 Me and Phitness Beats, both offered for ages 3-6, make moving fun and increase balance and coordination through play. Infants and toddlers are invited to get in on the fun with their parents during Itsy Bitsy Fitness & Play with Me, where participants move to rhythms and rhymes.

2018 State of the Park District Address

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Park Board President Vince Spaeth and Executive Director Jim Rogers gave the 2018 State of the Park District address. The presentation aimed to provide a current look at District projects, accomplishments and future plans, with a specific emphasis this year on the Vision 2020 progress and resulting plans.

Elmhurst Park District Impact Dance Company, IRCA State Champions

Elmhurst Park District Impact Dance Sears Centre

Elmhurst Park District’s Impact Dance Company attended the Illinois Recreational Cheer Association 2018 Cheer and Dance State Championship on Sunday, December 9, at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL. Impact Mini, Junior Dance and Senior Dance Companies all placed first in their divisions and brought home State Champion trophies. Impact Junior Poms won second place in their division.

Wilder Park Conservatory featured on cover of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine!

The November/December issue of Chicagoland Gardening features a familiar facade, with Wilder Park Conservatory taking center stage on their cover. The facility was featured in their 'Tropical Escapes' article which highlights conservatories throughout the Chicagoland area.

Elmhurst Park District Horticulturist, David Price, was quoted in the piece, saying "One of the nicest things about the conservatory is it has a long history."

"We have photos of a grandmother bringing her grandchild here. When we asked, she told us of her memories of her grandmother bringing her. It's a wonderful tradition."

Check out the full issue here.