Community Events

  • Holiday Hours 2019

    December 24, 2019 - 8:00am to December 25, 2019 - 8:00am

    Elmhurst Park District facilities will observe special hours Monday, December 24- Saturday, December 28:

    Tuesday, December 24

    • Park District Administrative Office: Closed
    • Wagner Community Center: Closed
    • The Abbey: Closed
    • Courts Plus: Closing at 3 p.m.
  • New Year's Holiday Hours

    December 31, 2019 - 8:00am to January 01, 2020 - 5:00pm

    Elmhurst Park District facilities will observe special hours Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1.

    Tuesday, December 31

    • Park District Administrative Office: Closed
    • Wagner Community Center: Closed
    • The Abbey: Closed
    • Courts Plus: Closing at 3 p.m.
  • Pickleball Winter Mixer

    January 02, 2020 - 1:00pm

    Start the New Year off supporting a good cause and enjoying some friendly competition at the Pickleball Winter Mixer, Thursday, January 2, 1-3 pm (3.0-3.5 players).

    This tournament will support the Ace Project, an afterschool program in Riverdale & Dalton. Ace stands for Active Children Excel and it helps bring homework assistance, emotional training and sportsmanship learning to kids.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 05, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 12, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    January 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pool on select Sundays. 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.

    All outdoor pool rules apply:

  • Preschool Open House

    January 15, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Prospective 2020/2021 families - bring your child for hands-on activities, meet the teachers, view our seven unique classrooms, learn about our philosophy and curriculum, and ask questions about the registration process. Each Sunbeams & Rainbows site will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Visit one or all! 

    Sunbeams & Rainbows classroom sites include:

  • Family Open Gym

    January 19, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Gym

    January 26, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    January 26, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pool on select Sundays. 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.

    All outdoor pool rules apply:

  • Princess Day at Wilder Mansion

    January 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Hear ye, hear ye! Wilder Mansion is hosting its fifth annual Princess Day! Have your little one dress up as her favorite princess to make a craft, enjoy a sweet treat and listen to a story fit for a royal. The afternoon will conclude with a party on the dance floor. Not a drop-off program. Ages 3-12. Fee is $18 residents/$22 non-residents. Registration opens December 14 for residents.

    Register

  • Family Open Gym

    February 02, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Cabin Fever Fun Fest

    February 08, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am

    Beat the winter blues at the Courts Plus Cabin Fever Fun Fest! It's a day of free kid-friendly fun. Games and crafts, plus, try out the kid fitness Courts Plus offers, including Zumba, karate, Phitness Beats, tennis, climbing wall, Fit 4 Life Gym and an obstacle course. 

  • Family Open Gym

    February 09, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    February 09, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pool on select Sundays. 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.

    All outdoor pool rules apply:

  • Family Open Gym

    February 16, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Daddy Daughter Dance

    February 21, 2020 - 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 $36R/$45NR. 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. If you plan to register online, please make sure "Dads" are on your account before Saturday, December 14, 2019.

    Registration opens December 14 for residents.

  • Family Open Gym

    February 23, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Get your game on and have some free family gym time at Churchville Middle School this winter. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Family Open Swim

    February 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pool on select Sundays. 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.

    All outdoor pool rules apply:

  • Family Open Swim

    March 01, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pool on select Sundays. 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.

    All outdoor pool rules apply:

  • Family Open Swim

    March 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pool on select Sundays. 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.

    All outdoor pool rules apply:

  • Spring Flower Show

    April 04, 2020 - 8:00am

    The Spring Flower Show at Wilder Park Conservatory begins today and runs through April 19! Get ready for spring with this floral display. Free admission. The Conservatory is open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in April.

  • Family Open Swim

    April 05, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pool on select Sundays. 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.

    All outdoor pool rules apply:

  • Flashlight Egg Hunt

    April 09, 2020 - 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 11, 2020 - 10:00am

    Join Elmhurst Park District at our annual spring event in beautiful Wilder Park! Come early to meet with the Easter Bunny. 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

    April 11, 2020 - 10:30am

    Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend at our Doggie Eggstravaganza in Wilder Park, 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.

  • Bridal Party at Wilder Mansion

    April 11, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Historical Wilder Mansion in Wilder Park, Elmhurst

    Learn all the 'I Dos' (and don'ts) of wedding planning! Bring your fiancee, family and friends to experience the award-winning historical Wilder Mansion as you take pleasure in an evening of wedding exhibits, planning ideas and inspiration. Visit with premier vendors in the industry while you enjoy live entertainment, cake, wine samples and more.

  • Mother Son Dance

    April 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Calling all moms! It's your turn to have a special night with your favorite guy! Join the Elmhurst Park District for an evening of dinner and dancing. A photo of you and "your guy" is included.

    Please note any special dietary needs at the time of registration. Make sure to register both adult and child for event. Registration dates and fees to be published in the Spring 2020 Brochure.

  • Wedding Decor Resale Shop

    April 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Keep your wedding or upcoming special event on budget with the Wedding Decor Resale Swap at Wilder Mansion on Saturday, April 18! Find slightly used & unused wedding décor items such as vases, candles, centerpieces, shoes, guest books and more! Free admission.

  • Art in Wilder Park

    May 02, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    You're invited to a marketplace of unique art at the 24th Annual Art in Wilder Park. Over 100 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 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 03, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    You're invited to a marketplace of unique art at the 24th Annual Art in Wilder Park. Over 100 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 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.

  • Senior Health & Fitness Day

    May 27, 2020 - 5:00am to 11:00pm

    Celebrate National Senior Fitness Day! Seniors 62+ can use Courts Plus for free on May 27, 2020. Interested in becoming a member? Stop by and enjoy special day-of events and opportunities which promote lifetime fitness enjoyment!

    Discover the many health opportunities Courts Plus provides, including an indoor track, fitness floor, swimming and tennis!

  • Eldridge Adventure Day

    June 14, 2020 - 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, a petting zoo, carnival games and a fishing derby at the lagoon!

  • Movies in the Park

    June 26, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite (TBD). Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

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

  • Movies in the Park

    July 10, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite (TBD). Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

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

  • Bags, Brew and BBQ

    July 25, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    Join us for a game night just for adults in front of Wilder Mansion. 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. No admission fee, but must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

  • Movies in the Park

    August 07, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite (TBD). Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

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

  • Park Palooza

    August 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

    End the summer on a high note at Park Palooza! Food trucks, a beer and wine garden, plus plenty of activities for the kids!

  • Touch a Truck

    September 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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

  • Girls Nite Out

    September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

    Enjoy an evening of pampering at Wilder Mansion with wine tastings, small bites, wellness, boutiquing & art pop-up shops. With over 50 local retailers, there will be something for everyone! Admission $10 at the door.

  • Family Fall Fest

    October 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Bring the family to The Depot at Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, fun for the little ones, family photo opportunities, fall games, food trucks and more!