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Courts Plus Kids Halloween Tennis Party

October 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Take a swing at some seasonal fun at the Courts Plus Halloween Tennis Party! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come in their costumes and have a frightfully good time playing games on the tennis courts. Pizza and soda will be provided and racquets are not required, but if you have one - bring it! $15/person.

No experience necessary! This is a great chance to try out a new sport and have some silly fun.

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Fall broadleaf weed control applications continue October 14

TruGreen began annual fall broadleaf weed control applications on Monday, October 7 and work continues during the week of October 14. Yard signs notifying patrons of the upcoming application will be posted in the parks prior to the scheduled application dates.  The schedule is weather dependent and may need to be adjusted based on conditions.

Community comes out to celebrate redeveloped Salt Creek Park

Elmhurst families had a crisp and clear fall morning to celebrate the reopening of Salt Creek Park on Saturday, October 5. Board President Vince Spaeth and his fellow commissioners welcomed the community and invited everyone to enjoy the new playground after a short ribbon cutting ceremony.

Salt Creek Park is the Park District’s second oldest park. The original nine and half acres was purchased in 1927 for $20,000. An additional half acre was acquired in 1991. In the early years, the park was known for its swimming hole and its access to Salt Creek for fishing.

Park Board takes steps to improve drainage conditions throughout District

Addressing park drainage and standing water issues is a project Elmhurst Park District intends to tackle in 2020. Steps toward achieving that goal were made at the most recent Park Board meeting.

Community feedback gathered in 2016 and 2017 rated District parks in “fair” condition overall on maintenance and upkeep. The District’s Vision 2020 Plan, formed based on that feedback, includes improved condition and maintenance of parks and amenities as one of its primary goals. The improvement of drainage would substantially improve park conditions for visitors.

Park Board approves contract to purchase 16-acre site as future home of indoor sports facility contingent on a March 2020 referendum

At the September 23, 2019 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners, the board approved a contract to purchase a 16-acre site located at 837 Riverside Drive as the potential home of a new indoor sports facility as part of Vision 2020. The purchase price is $15 million, and the contract is contingent on a successful March 2020 referendum. Park District staff will now begin the due diligence process.