Community Events

  • New Year's Hours

    December 31, 2018 - 8:00am to January 01, 2019 - 8:00am

    Elmhurst Park District facilities will observe special hours Monday, December 31- Tuesday, January 1.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 06, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym! A  guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program. 

    Free Family Open Gym will take place on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through February 17, 2019.

  • Preschool Open House

    January 09, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Bring your child for hands-on activities, meet the teachers, view our classrooms, learn about our philosophy and curriculum and ask questions about the registration process. Each Sunbeams & Rainbows site will be hosting an Open House - visit one or all!

  • Family Open Gym

    January 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym! A  guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

    Free Family Open Gym will take place on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through February 17, 2019.

  • Family Open Swim

    January 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym! A  guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

    Free Family Open Gym will take place on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through February 17, 2019.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym! A  guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

    Free Family Open Gym will take place on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through February 17, 2019.

  • Family Open Swim

    January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Princess Day at Wilder Mansion

    January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Mark your calendars! Wilder Mansion is hosting its fourth annual Princess Day! Littles ones ages 3-12 are invited to dress up as their favorite princess and make a craft, enjoy a treat and listen to a story fit for a royal. The afternoon will conclude with a party on the dance floor. This is not a drop-off program. Fee is $18$/$22NR.

    Registration opens Saturday, December 8, 2018 for Elmhurst residents. Register here.

  • Cabin Fever Funfest

    February 02, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Beat the winter blues at the Courts Plus Cabin Fever Funfest, a day of FREE kid friendly, family fun! Enjoy games, crafts, face painting, and balloon twisting, while burning off energy at our obstacle course, on the climbing wall or at Fit 4 Life gym!

  • Family Open Gym

    February 03, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym! A  guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

    Free Family Open Gym will take place on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through February 17, 2019.

  • Mystery at Wilder Mansion

    February 09, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    Come for a cocktail, stay for a murder! Join Wilder Mansion and your fellow sleuths as we unravel the mystery of a Hollywood homicide. There will be total audience participation as you follow the clues to narrow down to the prime suspect. Light appetizers, sweets, cocktails and coffee will be served. Ages 21 and older. 

    Register Here

  • Family Open Gym

    February 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym! A  guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

    Free Family Open Gym will take place on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through February 17, 2019.

  • Family Open Swim

    February 10, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Daddy Daughter Dance

    February 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Come join us at the Diplomat West for the event that celebrates every girl and her daddy. There will be dinner, dancing and a special photo of each couple is included. Fee is $35R/$44NR. Registration deadline is February 8, 2019. Registration is not taken at the door so be sure to register early. Please note any special dietary needs at the time of registration. Make sure to register both adult and child for this event.

  • Family Open Gym

    February 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at the last Free Family Open Gym of the season! A guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

     

  • Family Open Swim

    February 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Family Open Swim

    March 03, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Teen Job & Volunteer Fair

    March 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

    Teenagers in grades 6-12, learn about volunteer and paid work opportunities with local organizations. No registration required. Perfect for kids to attend when they get out of school or their after school sport or activity.

  • Family Open Swim

    March 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Family Open Swim

    April 07, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. This is our last Family Open Swim of the spring! For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Mother Son Dance

    April 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Calling all moms! It's your turn to have a special night with your favorite guy! Come join us at the Diplomat West for an evening of dinner and dancing. A photo of you and "your guy" is included. Ticket prices and information on when to register will be available early spring 2019 in our Spring Brochure.

  • Spring Flower Show

    April 13, 2019 - 8:00am

    The Spring Flower Show at Wilder Park Conservatory begins today and runs through  April 28! Get ready for spring with this floral display. Free admission. The Conservatory is open daily from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in March and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in April.

  • Flashlight Egg Hunt

    April 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

    Teens, grab your flashlights and join us for the Flashlight Egg Hunt in Wilder Park. Join your friends in the frenzy as you search for prize eggs filled with candy, gift certificates and other great prizes. Ages 11-16.

  • Egg Hunt in Wilder Park

    April 20, 2019 - 10:00am

    Join Elmhurst Park District at this annual spring event in beautiful Wilder Park!

     Be ready for the egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp. The egg hunt will be followed by our Doggie Eggstravaganza at 10:30 a.m., when the fun goes to the dogs. Prizes will be awarded for best doggie costume so make sure to dress for the occasion.

  • Doggie Eggstravaganza in Wilder Park

    April 20, 2019 - 10:30am

    Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend at our Doggie Eggstravaganza when the egg hunt goes to the dogs! Prizes will be awarded for best doggie costume so make sure to dress for the occasion.

    The Doggie Eggstravaganza follows the Egg Hunt in Wilder Park at 10 a.m. Both are free of charge and no pre-registration is required.

  • Annual Decor Swap

    April 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Keep your wedding or upcoming special event on budget with the Annual Decor Swap at Wilder Mansion on Saturday, April 27! Find slightly used & unused wedding décor items such as vases, candles, centerpieces, shoes, guest books and more! Free admission.

    Want to host a table? Those looking to sell their gently used items can obtain a table for $20. Call (630) 993-8186 or email weddings@epd.org with any questions regarding the event.

  • Art in Wilder Park

    May 04, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Enjoy a weekend of fine art, craft and design at the 23rd Annual Art in Wilder Park. Over 125 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for this free event, which will also feature food, music and children’s activities. Browse a wide array of art including jewelry, glass, ceramics, painting, photography and sculpture.

    Produced by RGL Marketing for the Arts, visit www.rglmarketingforthearts.com for more information.

  • Art in Wilder Park

    May 05, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Enjoy a weekend of fine art, craft and design at the 23rd Annual Art in Wilder Park. Over 125 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for this free event, which will also feature food, music and children’s activities. Browse a wide array of art including jewelry, glass, ceramics, painting, photography and sculpture.

    Produced by RGL Marketing for the Arts, visit www.rglmarketingforthearts.com for more information.

  • Eldridge Adventure Day

    June 09, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Choose your own adventure in Eldridge Park on Eldridge Adventure Day! Elmhurst Park District welcomes everyone to a day of outdoor fun and nature discovery, including bug hunts, exotic animals and a fishing derby at the lagoon!

    Bring your appetite, as several food trucks will be on site as well!

  • Movies in the Park

    June 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite film (Film title coming in Spring 2019) and free popcorn. Come early for family fun and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

    Movies in the Park is a partnership between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Public Library.

  • Movies in the Park

    July 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite film (Film title coming in Spring 2019) and free popcorn. Come early for family fun and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

    Movies in the Park is a partnership between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Public Library.

  • Bags, Brew and BBQ

    July 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

    Join us for a game night just for adults in Wilder Park. Fill up on bbq, grab a drink and enjoy a relaxing evening out. Featuring bags and other games guaranteed to bring out your competitive spirit. 

  • Movies in the Park

    August 02, 2019 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite film (Film title coming in Spring 2019) and free popcorn. Come early for family fun and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

    Movies in the Park is a partnership between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Public Library.

  • Kite Fest

    August 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Soar to new heights at this year's Kite Fest! Free kids' kite building, a family fun fly, candy drop and stunts and tricks by professional flyers will keep your eyes on the skies. 

    Food trucks will on site, so plan for a picnic!

  • Park Palooza

    August 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

    End the summer on a high note at Park Palooza! Featuring musical entertainment, food trucks, an expanded beer and wine garden and plenty of activities for the kids, this will be an awesome summer evening for the whole family! (Music acts to be announced Spring 2019.)

  • Touch a Truck

    September 07, 2019 - 10:00am

    Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring the kids to Berens Park to touch, feel, and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles, including fire trucks, tow trucks and more!

  • Movie on the Green

    September 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Join Elmhurst Park District at Sugar Creek Golf Course for a date night to remember! A free showing of a classic film (title TBD) will take place on the driving range. Food trucks, drinks and free popcorn will also be on site, so bring your appetite, along with your blanket or lawn chair! 

    The event begins at 6 p.m., so you can grab some food and find a spot. Movie will begin at sunset, approximately 7 p.m. No outside food or beverages. Presented in partnership with Elmhurst Public Library.

  • Family Fall Fest

    October 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Bring the family to Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, family photo opportunities, fall games, food trucks and more! This event is free to the public.

  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

    December 05, 2019 - 5:30pm

    Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park!

    Meet with a special visitor from the North Pole, enjoy holiday entertainment and participate in children's activities. The evening will get you ready for the season!