Elmhurst Park District's Impact Junior Poms Company won Third Place at the Illinois Recreational Cheer Association State Championship on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The company participated in IRCA regional competitions this fall prior to advancing to the state finals.
District tennis courts and roller hockey courts will be closed and locked for the winter by Friday, December 1, 2017. The Wilder Park south tennis courts will remain open year round.
The Conrad Fischer Park Project took a step forward at the Monday, November 27 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners. Park Board Members approved the playground concept and park improvements plan for Conrad Fischer Park, which is scheduled to be redeveloped in 2018.
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.