Community Events

  • Family Open Swim

    October 28, 2018 - 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

    November 04, 2018 - 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

    November 11, 2018 - 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.

  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

    December 06, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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

    Featuring holiday entertainment, a special visitor from the North Pole and children's activities, the evening will put you in the spirit of the season.

  • Santa at Wilder Mansion

    December 08, 2018 - 9:00am

    Welcome to Santa's Workshop at Wilder Mansion! The fun begins with cookies and cocoa served by Santa's Elves. There will be holiday craft-making, and each child will receive time with Santa and a complimentary photo. After meeting with Santa, children will have time to explore Santa's Workshop, a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa's Workshop will be stocked with great gifts for Mom, Dad and more! Two sessions are scheduled, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $12R/$14NR Adult; $16R/$18NR Child.

  • Polar Express

    December 09, 2018 - 11:00am

    All aboard! Don't miss the holiday magic as we journey to the North Pole (Elburn) on the Metra train. We will enjoy cookies and refreshments while a storyteller reads The Polar Express. Santa will join us on the train to visit with your family. Meet on the south side of the tracks. Children under one year old are welcome to attend, but must sit on adult's lap. Approximately two-hours round trip. Two train times available, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please note: car seats and strollers are not allowed.

    Registration for this program is full.

  • 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 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. Pricing and registration information will be available in the Winter 2019 Brochure. 

  • 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. Information on ticket pricing and registration will be available in the Winter 2019 Brochure. 

  • 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

    Join us at the Diplomat West for the event that celebrates every girl and her daddy! Dinner, dancing and a special photo of each couple are included. Information on tickets and when to register will be available in the Winter 2019 Brochure.

  • 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.

  • 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 winter 2019 in our Winter Brochure.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kite Fest

    May 18, 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.)