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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.

Community comes together for charity and celebration at Dance Holiday Magic

Elmhurst Park District dance holiday performance

Elmhurst Park District Dance presented their first ever Dance Holiday Magic event on Sunday, December 2. From Suzy Snowflakes to an appearance from Santa, there were many festive performances, which the dancers had been working on throughout the fall.
Katie Loveless, Dance Education Coordinator and Impact Dance Company Director brainstormed the event last spring.

“Parents were telling me that they wanted to see their children dance more often,” she says, “The support from our community and dancers was more than we could have hoped for!”

Elmhurst Park District receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

The Elmhurst Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. The two statewide associations administer the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation program with the goal of improving the delivery of park and recreation services to Illinois residents.

Courts Plus Winter Break Camps for Kids Offer Fun and Fitness!

No school? Join the fun at Winter Fun Camp and spend your days off learning about fitness and much more! We provide everything you need for fun-filled winter days. Dress for sports and games. We will provide lunch and a t-shirt and enjoy a weekly field trip. Before and After Care available through Sunrise/Sunset Camp at the same location for an additional fee. Ages 5-12, $43 Members/$47 Non-Members. View our full Winter Break Camp Schedule.

Park District seeks Requests for Proposals for software vendors following registration issues

As a result of issues with the Elmhurst Park District’s registration software, the District has made changes to the first day of registration process beginning with winter registration this Saturday. Those changes include hosting gymnastics registration on a separate day and time in an effort to alleviate the burden on the software system.