Mission Statement & History
The Elmhurst Parks Foundation is a grassroots 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1985 to work in partnership with the Elmhurst Park District on special projects consistent with the Park District’s mission of providing open space, beauty, and recreational opportunities for the community. Projects are selected each year that help add value to the Park District, going above and beyond what can be provided with limited tax dollars. For information on donating to the Elmhurst Parks Foundation, please call (630) 993-8923 or email info [@] elmhurstparksfoundation.org (info[at]elmhurstparksfoundation[dot]org).
Membership & Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in becoming an Elmhurst Parks Foundation Board member, committee member or volunteer, please call (630) 993-8923 or email info [@] elmhurstparksfoundation.org (info[at]elmhurstparksfoundation[dot]org).
Love Your Parks: Give a Gift That Lasts a Lifetime!
The Elmhurst Park District’s mission is to provide experiences for the lifetime enjoyment of people who live and play in Elmhurst. Much of what the District provides would not be possible with tax dollars alone. Private help and strong partnerships are essential if we are to continue to enhance our recreation and parks system. Love your parks…and give a gift that lasts a lifetime.
Recreation Assistance Program
Money is raised throughout the year to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged Elmhurst families to allow them to participate in District recreational programs. Families must apply for this assistance through the District’s registration department. Donations can be made online or send a check to Elmhurst Parks Foundation, P.O. Box 1303, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or donations are possible as a line item on all District registration forms.
Wilder Mansion Endowment Fund
This fund was created when the Wilder Mansion was renovated in order to provide dedicated funds toward the continued historic preservation of Wilder Mansion. Donations can be made online or by sending a check to Elmhurst Parks Foundation, Wilder Mansion Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1303, Elmhurst, IL 60126.
The Elmhurst Parks Foundation has played a significant role in providing support for value added Park District projects, raising over $500,000 since its inception.
- Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park
- Mobile Band Shell
- Spring Road Gazebo
- Safety Town
- Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System
- Park/Pool benches, shade structures and equipment
- Athletic Equipment
- Baseball Diamonds and bat mounts
- Kiosks along the Prairie Path
- Lampposts along the Prairie Path